An absolutely charming community composed of lovely homes, green countryside and glorious seaside, Darien is quintessential Connecticut. It is a land of rolling pastures, pretty woodlands and serene waterfront set along the salty shore of Long Island Sound, a land which beautifully frames picturesque neighborhoods of gracious homes. From quaintly historic Colonials to modern mansions, residences of every size and description rest amid Darien's quiet beauty. This prime gem is 14.9 square miles in area, is 90% residential in character and contains a population of approximately 20,000 people. Darien's active social life revolves around family living, country clubs and equestrian activities. Near proximity to the cities of Stamford and Norwalk easily satisfies every imaginable need, conveniently providing sophisticated services, shopping and amenities.
Recognized for educational superiority, Darien's schools are known for producing National Merit Scholars and championship teams, for extensive coed sports programs and for providing excellent music programs. The public school system consists of five Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School.
Darien is a haven for lovers of maritime recreation, with five harbors and two lovely sandy beaches. A public marina invites pleasure craft and the many public parks create opportunities for outdoor activities with their athletic fields, tennis courts, skating and hockey facilities and campgrounds. Private clubs welcome sailors, golfers, tennis buffs, equestrians and family relaxation.