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 $ 2.25M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Noroton Heights $ 1.30M median price
With most homes on the market Noroton 40 homes for sale
With the largest homes Tokeneke 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Noroton 15 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Noroton

15 homes recently sold

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

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Noroton Heights

14 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

6 homes recently sold

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

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The Homes in Darien

205 homes for sale

$ 1.60M median price

96.4% sale / list ratio

151 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial cape cod house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

28 Great Hill Road, Darien CT $ 1,145,000 New listing
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.5 Acres 4,044 Sqft Built in 1954 Colonial Cape Cod House
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Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near waterfront.

Single Family Home

91 Raymond Street, Darien CT $ 1,089,000 New listing
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.27 Acres 4,141 Sqft Built in 1974 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 8 Apr 2020
Single Family Home For Sale in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

12 Abbey Road, Darien CT $ 1,225,000 New listing
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.25 Acres 2,847 Sqft Built in 1951 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 6 Apr 2020
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homes styles and types

1962 average year built

4,140 average sq feet

1.00 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 191 $ 2.09M
Condos 13 $ 1.07M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 10 $ 1.24M
Contemporary 7 $ 2.59M
Tudor 2 $ 4.79M
Colonial 148 $ 2.24M
Cottage 2 $ 804K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 123 $ 2.24M
Luxury 69 $ 3.57M
Mansions 36 $ 4.06M
New Construction 205 $ 2.03M

recently sold homes

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

Single Family Home

3 Bishops Gate Road, Darien CT $ 1,715,000 Closed
5 Beds 6 Baths 0.46 Acres 4,405 Sqft Built in 2004 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 8 Apr 2020
Luxury Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 3 car garage.

Luxury Single Family Home

72 Deepwood Road, Darien CT $ 3,250,000 Closed
5 Beds 6 Baths 1.35 Acres 6,500 Sqft Built in 2019 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 7 Apr 2020
Single Family Home Sold in Darien CT 06820. Old colonial house near beach side waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

11 Prospect Avenue, Darien CT $ 1,360,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.33 Acres 3,521 Sqft Built in 1867 Old Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 3 Apr 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$13,500,000
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Average sale price

$2,029,906

Median sale price

$1,595,000

Cheapest home

$425,000 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 416M

Sale / List ratio

96%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K0 homes

  • $300K - $400K0 homes

  • $400K - $500K4 homes

  • $500K - $600K0 homes

  • $600K - $700K11 homes

  • $700K - $800K6 homes

  • $800K - $900K12 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M12 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M9 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M7 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M13 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M12 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M9 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M16 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M11 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M4 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M7 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M3 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M17 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M19 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M9 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M6 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M5 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M8 homes

  • $5M - $10M4 homes

  • > $10M1 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1962

Median construction year

1962

Oldest homes built in

1734
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18003 homes

  • 1800 - 19006 homes

  • 1900 - 19103 homes

  • 1910 - 19205 homes

  • 1920 - 193021 homes

  • 1930 - 194014 homes

  • 1940 - 195013 homes

  • 1950 - 196034 homes

  • 1960 - 197019 homes

  • 1970 - 198011 homes

  • 1980 - 199019 homes

  • 1990 - 20008 homes

  • 2000 - 201017 homes

  • > 201032 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

11,192 square feet
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Average home surface

4,140

Median home surface

3,737

Smallest home

900 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10004 homes

  • 1000 - 15008 homes

  • 1500 - 200017 homes

  • 2000 - 250022 homes

  • 2500 - 300011 homes

  • 3000 - 350027 homes

  • 3500 - 400027 homes

  • 4000 - 450021 homes

  • 4500 - 500012 homes

  • > 500056 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

5 acres
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Average home lot

0

Median home lot

0

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 1109 homes

  • 1 - 252 homes

  • 2 - 321 homes

  • 3 - 48 homes

  • 4 - 50 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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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Kensett $ 1.47M median price
Most affordable complex Middlesex Commons $ 495K median price
With most homes on the market Kensett 6 homes for sale
With the largest homes Kensett 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Middlesex Commons 1 sold in last 90 days
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