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.

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 $ 2.70M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Noroton Heights $ 1.20M median price
With most homes on the market Noroton Heights 37 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

15 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

241 homes for sale

$ 1.60M median price

96.5411332180403 sale / list ratio

158 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

10 Watch Tower Road, Darien CT $ 1,650,000 New listing
5 Beds 7 Baths 1.68 Acres 5,604 Sqft Built in 1947 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
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Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

535 Hoyt Street, Darien CT $ 1,595,000 New listing
5 Beds 4 Baths 0.51 Acres 3,812 Sqft Built in 1970 Colonial House
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listed
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

49 Red Rose Circle, Darien CT $ 1,349,000 New listing
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.5 Acres 2,708 Sqft Built in 1975 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
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homes styles and types

1954 average year built

3,968 average sq feet

1.09 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 223 $ 2.31M
Condos 17 $ 1.11M
Multi Family 1 $ 650K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 13 $ 1.29M
Victorian 3 $ 3.05M
Contemporary 7 $ 3.50M
Mediterranean 2 $ 4.65M
Tudor 3 $ 6.86M
Colonial 155 $ 2.40M
Cottage 2 $ 1.34M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 153 $ 2.64M
Luxury 83 $ 4.14M
Mansions 37 $ 5.02M
New Construction 241 $ 2.22M

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820.  house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

3 Glenwood Drive, Darien CT $ 622,500 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.2 Acres 1,338 Sqft Built in 1951 House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Sep 2019
Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Old colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

159 Holmes Avenue, Darien CT $ 1,000,000 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.19 Acres 2,493 Sqft Built in 1926 Old Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 16 Sep 2019
Luxury Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near waterfront with 3 car garage.

Luxury Single Family Home

207 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien CT $ 2,247,500 Closed
5 Beds 7 Baths 0.5 Acres 6,400 Sqft Built in 2019 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 10 Sep 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

$2,221,801

Median sale price

$1,595,000

Cheapest home

$398,000 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 535M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K0 homes

  • $300K - $400K2 homes

  • $400K - $500K3 homes

  • $500K - $600K5 homes

  • $600K - $700K14 homes

  • $700K - $800K10 homes

  • $800K - $900K11 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M13 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M8 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M9 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M13 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M17 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M5 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M15 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M19 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M5 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M6 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M3 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M20 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M23 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M8 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M6 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M4 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M4 homes

  • $5M - $10M14 homes

  • > $10M4 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1954

Median construction year

1955

Oldest homes built in

1734
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18005 homes

  • 1800 - 190011 homes

  • 1900 - 191010 homes

  • 1910 - 19208 homes

  • 1920 - 193020 homes

  • 1930 - 194017 homes

  • 1940 - 195021 homes

  • 1950 - 196043 homes

  • 1960 - 197024 homes

  • 1970 - 198012 homes

  • 1980 - 199017 homes

  • 1990 - 200010 homes

  • 2000 - 201016 homes

  • > 201027 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

11,192 square feet
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Average home surface

3,968

Median home surface

3,560

Smallest home

889 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10006 homes

  • 1000 - 150013 homes

  • 1500 - 200023 homes

  • 2000 - 250019 homes

  • 2500 - 300023 homes

  • 3000 - 350033 homes

  • 3500 - 400023 homes

  • 4000 - 450023 homes

  • 4500 - 500018 homes

  • > 500060 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

5 acres
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Average home lot

1

Median home lot

0

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 1115 homes

  • 1 - 274 homes

  • 2 - 323 homes

  • 3 - 47 homes

  • 4 - 53 homes

  • 5 - 62 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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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Kensett $ 1.55M median price
Most affordable complex Sedgwick Village $ 495K median price
With most homes on the market Kensett 9 homes for sale
With the largest homes Kensett 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Kensett 2 sold in last 90 days
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