Darien

Welcome to Darien

The picturesque coastal town of Darien is the smallest town on Connecticut's Gold Coast. Rolling hills, indigenous trees, and open land dot the landscape of this town nestled on the shoreline of the Long Island Sound. With a rich history and close-knit community, Darien boasts many local traditions and events, as well as an active town center—all less than an hour's train ride away from Manhattan.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Stamford, New Canaan, Norwalk

Nearby Transportation

Metro North Railroad (Darien and Noroton); Interstate 95; Post Road.

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Homes

Darien's homes offer authentic New England charm, with many colonial and cape-style homes found in the town. Stone homes and farmhouses are also part of Darien's housing stock, in addition to some newer mixed-use developments.

Listings in the Area

5 Pondfield Lane, Darien, Connecticut - 5 Bedrooms  
4.5 Bathrooms  
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5 Pondfield Lane
$3,395,000
Darien
5 BR  |  4.5 BA  |  11 RM
Susan Massey  (203) 656-6571
25 Stephanie Lane, Darien, Connecticut - 6 Bedrooms  
5.5 Bathrooms  
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25 Stephanie Lane
$20,000 MO.
Darien
6 BR  |  5.5 BA  |  12 RM
Mary Seiler  (203) 656-6551
85 Rings End Road, Darien, Connecticut - 4 Bedrooms  
4 Bathrooms  
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85 Rings End Road
$12,000 MO.
Darien
4 BR  |  4 BA  |  9 RM
Becky Munro  (203) 656-6511
New Listing
378 Brookside Road, Darien, Connecticut - 6 Bedrooms  
6.5 Bathrooms  
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378 Brookside Road
$5,500,000
Darien
6 BR  |  6.5 BA  |  14 RM
Pamela Stutz  (203) 966-7800
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With so much history surrounding Darien, I find that homes here have numerous styles including colonials, antiques, stone homes (Frazier Peters), and farmhouses, to name a few, and they all have unique architectural details that make them so special.
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

One thing that caught my eye when I first came to Darien was the authentic New England charm and colonial and cape-style homes. I’m also looking forward to the town’s new mixed-use renovations, including the Darien Commons and the Corbin Project, which will include many top-tier shops and restaurants.
- Gail S. Cunningham, Real Estate Agent

The Lifestyle

The small-town feel of Darien, in addition to its coastal location, make it a tranquil place to live. Residents enjoy the endless recreational activities, outdoor dining options, and the picturesque p3

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Darien is the smallest of the Gold Coast towns in Connecticut. We enjoy our very active town center, award-winning school system, and 30 acres of shoreline.
- Gail S. Cunningham, Real Estate Agent

Darien is approximately 202 years old and recently celebrated its bicentennial! It is rich in history and surrounded by towns that have been around since the Colonial era.
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

Living in the coastal town of Darien feels like being on vacation most of the year. Our beaches, sunsets, views of Manhattan, parks, outdoor dining, and endless recreational activities make us a premier place to live on the Gold Coast.
- Breda Casey, Real Estate Agent

I love the small-town feel of Darien. I’ve lived here for almost 50 years and raised my family in the town that I love. I’m so lucky because my children have also chosen Darien as their home and I have grandchildren in town as well.
- Gail S. Cunningham, Real Estate Agent

Cherry Lawn Park
Cherry Lawn Park
The 27.5-acre park includes walking trails, gardens, tennis and basketball courts, and several picnic areas.
Tilley Pond Park
Tilley Pond Park
A tranquil park that is perfect for quiet strolls and ice skating during the colder months.

Outdoors

The coastline epitomizes and defines outdoor recreation in Darien. You can enjoy endless outdoor activities here, from boating and sailing to hiking, tennis, pickleball, and of course, some of the most attractive beaches in the region.

I love Darien’s openness: rolling hills, pasture and horse land, indigenous trees and shrubs, parks, beaches, and breathtaking views of Long Island Sound.
- Gail S. Cunningham, Real Estate Agent

For all that this area has to offer, there is no better place to be outdoors. Beautiful beaches, spacious parks (especially for our four-legged friends), and many racquet opportunities.
- Kelly Scallon, Real Estate Agent

Darien offers the best of all worlds with two beautiful town beaches, miles of breathtaking coastlines (great for boating), and spectacular views. In one day you can hike, paddle board, rest your feet in the sand, and enjoy dinner by an amazing sunset!
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

Weed Beach and Pear Tree Point offer concession and picnic areas, and are said to be some of the most attractive beaches on the Gold Coast. Tilly Pond offers ambiance and relaxation with fountains and quaint lights, birds, and a walking trail.
- Gail S. Cunningham, Real Estate Agent

Cherry Lawn Park offers tennis, pickle ball, a playground, dog park, and fishing. Selleck’s Woods has fantastic walking trails.
- Breda Casey, Real Estate Agent

Cultural Attractions / Landmarks

Landmarks of this history-rich town include the Mather Homestead, a home built during the Revolutionary War, and the Hindley Battleground. Local cultural attractions range from the Darien Historical Society and Darien Library.

Mather Homestead
Mather Homestead
The Mather Homestead in Darien was built during the Revolutionary War and is considered one of the finest examples of 18th-century architecture.

The Mather Homestead was built during the Revolutionary War and is considered one of the finest examples of 18th-century architecture. The home was previously owned by Stephen Mather, the founder and first Director of the National Park Service, and today it is a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

A favorite landmark in Darien is the Hindley battleground. Presently, it is an elementary school that my children attended. Historically, it is the site of a skirmish during the American Revolution between local patriots and raiding Tories. You can still see the stone walls at the corner where several patriots were ambushed.
- Kelly Scallon, Real Estate Agent

Bodega Taco Bar
Bodega Taco Bar
From creative margaritas and cocktails to Mexican favorites like carne asada and mahi mahi tacos, Bodega's vibrant menu is a favorite among locals.
Ten Twenty Post
Ten Twenty Post
An oyster bar and bistro popular for its fresh seafood and steak selections.

Dining

There is no shortage of fantastic dining options in Darien, from authentic New England cuisine at Ten Twenty Post to Scena Wine Bar and Parlor Pizza.

While there are many new restaurants coming into town, The Goose has been a local favorite for years.
- Kelly Scallon, Real Estate Agent

Try Scena for lunch.
- Breda Casey, Real Estate Agent

Nightlife

Locals often spend their evenings at Darien's bars and bistros, which include The Goose and Scena Wine Bar.

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We love 1020 Post, right in the center of town! You feel like youre in the action while enjoying delicious oysters under warm bistro lights. They have a bustling bar, which brings in all ages to meet and enjoy!
- Breda Casey, Real Estate Agent

Darien Sport Shop
Darien Sport Shop
The Darien Sport Shop is a landmark shopping destination with three spacious floors carrying name-brand apparel for men, women, and children; home decor; gift items; and sporting equipment.
Goodwives Shopping Center
Goodwives Shopping Center
A plaza with multiple specialty shops and other conveniences.
Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop
Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop
Along with stunning floral arrangements, Nielsen's also offers classes and workshops for all ages.
Darien Cheese & Fine Foods
Darien Cheese & Fine Foods
Located in the Goodwives Shopping Center, the store has offered a global selection of fine cheeses, meats, condiments, and more since 1967.

Shopping

While Darien is a small town, it has a plethora of shopping options, as well as a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. The Darien Sport Shop is a popular shopping destination, and boutiques like Everything is Rosey offer coastal-inspired clothing and gift items.

Being a busy working mom, I love the Darien Sport Shop! They have so many contemporary brands all under one roof which makes it fun and easy to shop.
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

Everything is Rosey is a great boutique!
- Kelly Scallon, Real Estate Agent

Bluemercury is great for cosmetics, skincare, candles, lotions, and oils.
- Ali Cherenek, Real Estate Agent

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