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 $ 2.80M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Noroton Heights $ 1.23M median price
With most homes on the market Noroton Heights 36 homes for sale
With the largest homes Tokeneke 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Noroton 14 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Noroton

14 homes recently sold

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

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Noroton Heights

12 homes recently sold

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

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Tokeneke

4 homes recently sold

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

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The Homes in Darien

185 homes for sale

$ 1.59M median price

94.3% sale / list ratio

182 days on market

latest homes for sale

Luxury Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 3 car garage.

Luxury Single Family Home

44 Shields Road, Darien CT $ 2,649,000 New listing
5 Beds 5 Baths 0.52 Acres 5,594 Sqft Built in 1991 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 3 Dec 2019
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial cape cod house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

29 Granaston Lane, Darien CT $ 1,595,000 New listing
5 Beds 5 Baths 0.73 Acres 3,999 Sqft Built in 1955 Colonial Cape Cod House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 3 Dec 2019
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

43 Raymond Street, Darien CT $ 1,399,000 New listing
4 Beds 5 Baths 0.19 Acres 3,648 Sqft Built in 2006 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 2 Dec 2019
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homes styles and types

1954 average year built

4,040 average sq feet

1.11 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 172 $ 2.35M
Condos 13 $ 1.00M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 9 $ 1.22M
Victorian 3 $ 2.98M
Contemporary 8 $ 3.30M
Tudor 3 $ 6.86M
Colonial 126 $ 2.48M
Cottage 2 $ 825K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 113 $ 2.75M
Luxury 61 $ 4.39M
Mansions 30 $ 4.96M
New Construction 185 $ 2.26M

recently sold homes

Condo Home Sold in Darien CT 06820.  townhouse near beach side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Condo Home

30 Kensett Lane, unit 30, Darien CT $ 1,333,000 Closed
3 Beds 5 Baths 4,556 Sqft Built in 2014 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold
Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Old colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

74 Middlesex Road, Darien CT $ 1,180,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.21 Acres 3,414 Sqft Built in 1928 Old Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 27 Nov 2019
Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

26 Nickerson Lane, Darien CT $ 1,565,000 Closed
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.1 Acres 3,514 Sqft Built in 1953 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 26 Nov 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

$2,257,352

Median sale price

$1,585,000

Cheapest home

$398,000 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 418M

Sale / List ratio

94%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K0 homes

  • $300K - $400K1 homes

  • $400K - $500K6 homes

  • $500K - $600K5 homes

  • $600K - $700K8 homes

  • $700K - $800K10 homes

  • $800K - $900K6 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M6 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M6 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M11 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M8 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M15 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M6 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M12 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M13 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M4 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M3 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M4 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M9 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M20 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M7 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M4 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M3 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M4 homes

  • $5M - $10M10 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 - 19008 homes

  • 1900 - 19108 homes

  • 1910 - 19206 homes

  • 1920 - 193013 homes

  • 1930 - 194014 homes

  • 1940 - 195016 homes

  • 1950 - 196034 homes

  • 1960 - 197015 homes

  • 1970 - 19807 homes

  • 1980 - 199017 homes

  • 1990 - 20007 homes

  • 2000 - 201012 homes

  • > 201023 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

11,932 square feet
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Average home surface

4,040

Median home surface

3,578

Smallest home

884 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10007 homes

  • 1000 - 150014 homes

  • 1500 - 200013 homes

  • 2000 - 250014 homes

  • 2500 - 300015 homes

  • 3000 - 350024 homes

  • 3500 - 400025 homes

  • 4000 - 450015 homes

  • 4500 - 50005 homes

  • > 500053 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 - 192 homes

  • 1 - 248 homes

  • 2 - 319 homes

  • 3 - 49 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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