Darien Connecticut

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Lifestyle in Town

This town not only offers gorgeous waterfront properties, but also excellent schools and an easy commute into Manhattan.
Map of Darien CT

The town of Darien, Connecticut, located on the shores of the Long Island Sound, in Fairfield County, is a rather small community, and one of the wealthiest towns in the US. Darien was originally a part of Stamford until 1737, when it became known as Middlesex Parish, but it wasn’t incorporated till 1820.

Before the American Revolution, there were several small farms, a shipyard and a sawmill in town, and locals gained their living through agriculture, fishing and small ship trading. The population of Darien was barely 1,000 people before 1848. Once the Civil War was over and the railroad came to town, Darien attracted a large number of wealthy New Yorkers who built summer homes in town, and ended up moving here, while commuting to their jobs.

Today, the town of Darien is a bedroom community that offers wonderful services to residents. It is conveniently located on the Metro North Train line, providing an easy 50 minute commute into New York City.

Plenty of untouched land and clean waters recommend Darien as an amazing place to live, for people who love the outdoors. At the same time, people who are more active and love comfort will find everything they need in town. It has one of the best libraries in the country- the Darien Public Library - a great educational system, as well as various parks, beaches and country clubs that provide involved residents a lovely list of services and activities to enjoy. In addition, Darien has the largest Little League Program in the country, and the YMCA offers many classes and athletic opportunities.

This beautiful community found a way to make the old and the new combine perfectly and work flawlessly ensuring a comfortable, relaxed, as well as modern and resourceful lifestyle.

Darien Demographic Details:


The Neighborhoods

Darien CT has 3 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood Tokeneke $ 2.24M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Noroton Heights $ 1.23M median price
With most homes on the market Noroton Heights 40 homes for sale
With the largest homes Tokeneke 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Noroton Heights 17 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Noroton Heights

17 homes recently sold

With many modest cape and colonial style homes, this neighborhood was originally home to many European immigrants.

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Noroton

12 homes recently sold

This desirable area of town features many luxury homes that overlook the Long Island Sound.

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Tokeneke

7 homes recently sold

This secluded residential neighborhood is located along the shoreline, featuring many waterfront homes.

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The Homes in Darien

238 homes for sale

$ 1.60M median price

95.8% sale / list ratio

159 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial cape cod house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

50 Hillside Avenue, Darien CT $ 1,195,000 New listing
5 Beds 3 Baths 0.45 Acres 3,405 Sqft Built in 1951 Colonial Cape Cod House
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listed
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

9 Dellwood Road, Darien CT $ 1,598,000 New listing
4 Beds 5 Baths 1.19 Acres 4,415 Sqft Built in 1948 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near lake side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

16 Linda Lane, Darien CT $ 1,795,000 New listing
6 Beds 5 Baths 3.38 Acres 5,180 Sqft Built in 1959 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 11 Oct 2019
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homes styles and types

1956 average year built

4,034 average sq feet

1.11 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 221 $ 2.31M
Condos 16 $ 1.06M
Multi Family 1 $ 650K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 12 $ 1.24M
Victorian 3 $ 2.98M
Contemporary 9 $ 3.29M
Mediterranean 1 $ 3.50M
Tudor 3 $ 6.86M
Colonial 159 $ 2.40M
Cottage 2 $ 1.34M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 157 $ 2.59M
Luxury 80 $ 4.11M
Mansions 36 $ 4.83M
New Construction 238 $ 2.22M

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Old  farm house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

6 Locust Hill Road, Darien CT $ 785,000 Closed
4 Beds 2 Baths 1.2 Acres 3,216 Sqft Built in 1928 Old Farm House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 11 Oct 2019
Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Ranch house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

199 Old Kings Highway, Darien CT $ 755,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.43 Acres 2,409 Sqft Built in 1952 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 10 Oct 2019
Condo Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Ranch house near river side waterfront with 1 car garage.

Condo Home

36 Sedgwick Village Lane, unit 36, Darien CT $ 552,250 Closed
1 Beds 2 Baths 920 Sqft Built in 1988 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 10 Oct 2019
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$14,995,000
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Average sale price

$2,215,126

Median sale price

$1,598,500

Cheapest home

$398,000 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 527M

Sale / List ratio

96%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K0 homes

  • $300K - $400K1 homes

  • $400K - $500K2 homes

  • $500K - $600K4 homes

  • $600K - $700K12 homes

  • $700K - $800K10 homes

  • $800K - $900K10 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M12 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M7 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M12 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M10 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M17 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M10 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M15 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M19 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M7 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M6 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M4 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M18 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M23 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M10 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M5 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M4 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M4 homes

  • $5M - $10M12 homes

  • > $10M4 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1956

Median construction year

1957

Oldest homes built in

1734
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18005 homes

  • 1800 - 19008 homes

  • 1900 - 191010 homes

  • 1910 - 19208 homes

  • 1920 - 193014 homes

  • 1930 - 194017 homes

  • 1940 - 195022 homes

  • 1950 - 196046 homes

  • 1960 - 197024 homes

  • 1970 - 198012 homes

  • 1980 - 199020 homes

  • 1990 - 200011 homes

  • 2000 - 201014 homes

  • > 201027 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

11,932 square feet
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Average home surface

4,034

Median home surface

3,590

Smallest home

900 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10005 homes

  • 1000 - 150010 homes

  • 1500 - 200021 homes

  • 2000 - 250019 homes

  • 2500 - 300025 homes

  • 3000 - 350032 homes

  • 3500 - 400025 homes

  • 4000 - 450025 homes

  • 4500 - 500015 homes

  • > 500061 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

5 acres
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Average home lot

1

Median home lot

1

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 1110 homes

  • 1 - 275 homes

  • 2 - 325 homes

  • 3 - 48 homes

  • 4 - 53 homes

  • 5 - 61 homes

  • 6 - 70 homes

  • 7 - 80 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 100 homes

  • > 100 homes


Condo Complexes in Darien CT

Darien CT has 9 condo complexes.
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