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Darien Real Estate

Darien is a town 37 miles northeast of New York City. With a population of 20,732 (2010) and a land area of just under 13 square miles, it is the smallest town on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”. It also has the youngest population of any non-college town in Connecticut and has a high rate of marriage. Darien is one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.—it is listed at #2 on CNN Money’s list of “top-earning towns” in the United States as of 2010. Bloomberg’s 2020 “America’s 100 Richest Places” ranking placed Darien in the top 10, with an average household income of $352,839, the highest in Connecticut.

Situated on Long Island Sound between the cities of Stamford and Norwalk, the town has relatively few office buildings. Many residents commute to Manhattan with two Metro-North railroad stations – Noroton Heights and Darien – linking the town to Grand Central Station. For recreation, the town boasts eleven parks, two public beaches, the private Tokeneke beach club, three country clubs including the first organized golf club in Connecticut, a hunt club, the public Darien Boat Club, and Noroton Yacht Club.

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