Darien in Fairfield county, Connecticut

Darien, CT

Darien is well-liked option for executives, professionals and their families because of its blend of seaside living and easy commute to major corporate centers.

It's less than an hour's drive to Manhattan, less by train.

A bedroom community with relatively few office spaces, most workers commute to the adjacent cities with many working in New York City. Two Metro North railroad stations - Noroton Heights and Darien - link the town to Grand Central Terminal and the rest of the New Haven Line.

Originally part of Stamford, it was mostly a summer retreat for wealthy New Yorkers who built beach cottages that still dot the coast. The privacy and beauty were well-kept secrets until 1920 when prosperous artists and writers uncovered the natural beauty of this Long Island Sound community. Today it's a suburb of New York that boasts incredible waterfront properties, large country estates, contemporary residences and grand Victorian homes.

For town residents leisure and sporting activities abound. Darien's immaculate beaches provide swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and sunbathing. There are public and private marinas for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Equestrian sports are very well-liked here. An annual qualifying event for the National Horse Show is sponsored by The Ox Ridge Hunt Club.

Commuter convenience is served by two Metro North railroad stations and easy access to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Picturesque boutiques on the Boston Post Road and local shopping centers are promoted by the Chamber of Commerce.

Darien, CT Community Overview - Sales, Demographics, and Schools

Darien, CT Single Family Home Sales Overview

Median Sales Price
December 2016 - Single Family Homes
$2M
Up 20.6 % since December 2015
Average Sales Price
December 2016 - Single Family Homes
$1.9M
Up 12.0 % since December 2015
Days on Market
December 2016 - Single Family Homes
169
Up 2.4 % since December 2015

Darien, CT Single Family Home Sales by Quarter

Darien, CT Condo Sales Overview

Median Sales Price
December 2016 - Condos
$892K
Up 100.0 % since December 2015
Average Sales Price
December 2016 - Condos
$892K
Up 100.0 % since December 2015
Days on Market
December 2016 - Condos
90
Up 100.0 % since December 2015

Darien, CT Condo Sales by Quarter

Demographic Information for Darien, CT

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) 2.21 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 1,674.5
Household Size (people) 3.10
Households w/ Children 50.53 %
Annual Residential Turnover 7.46 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $1,480
One Bedroom $1,835
Two Bedroom $2,334
Three Bedroom $2,946
Four Bedroom $3,482

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 21,191
Households: 6,837
Median Age: 40.83

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $179,004)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
Percent risk, as compared to national average
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School Information for Darien, CT

Public Elementary

School

OX RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
395 MANSFIELD AVE
DARIEN, CT 06820

HOLMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
18 HOYT ST
DARIEN, CT 06820

TOKENEKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
7 OLD FARM RD
DARIEN, CT 06820

ROYLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
133 MANSFIELD AVE
DARIEN, CT 06820

HINDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
10 NEARWATER LN
DARIEN, CT 06820

Public Middle

School

MIDDLESEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 6-8
204 HOLLOW TREE RIDGE RD
DARIEN, CT 06820

Public High

School

DARIEN HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
80 HIGH SCHOOL LN
DARIEN, CT 06820

Private/Catholic

School

PEAR TREE POINT SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
90 PEAR TREE POINT RD
DARIEN, CT 06820

ST LUKES PARISH SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-K
1864 POST RD
DARIEN, CT 06820

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Darien, CT Community Map and Commute Information

Commuting to and from Darien, CT

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Featured Homes for Sale in Darien, CT

19 Silver Lakes Drive, Darien, CT 06820
$1,995,000

19 Silver Lakes Drive,
Darien, CT 06820

5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 half bath
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$3,249,000

76 Nearwater Lane,
Darien, CT 06820

5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths
76 Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820
$3,195,000

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Darien, CT 06820

5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths
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Darien, CT 06820

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 half bath
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$1,495,000

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Darien, CT 06820

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 half bath
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$2,275,000

142 Brookside Road,
Darien, CT 06820

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Upcoming Open Houses in Darien, CT

76 Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820
$3,195,000 | Single Family | 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths
Open House: -
Hosted By: Dana Fead

76 Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820
$3,195,000 | Single Family | 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths
Open House: -
Hosted By: Dana Fead

76 Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820
$3,195,000 | Single Family | 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths
Open House: -
Hosted By: Dana Fead

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