Darien is a residential community of approximately 20,000 people spanning 14.9 square miles along the Long Island Sound. Originally settled in 1645, many restored Colonial homes can be found in the town, adding to its charm and historical value. Darien is only 38 miles from New York City, making for an efficient commute of less than an hour by car or Metro North Railway; and Kennedy, LaGuardia and Westchester airports are easily accessible via the Merritt Parkway or I-95.
The community's award-winning public education system has a long-standing reputation for excellence. Two public beaches, an ice-skating rink, an active YMCA and YWCA, a yacht club, boat club, 6 private clubs and numerous parks offer a wide range of activities for everyone.
Darien has an excellent public library with an outstanding collection of books, periodicals, prints, videos and CD records. Concerts, films and lectures are held in the auditorium throughout the year. The Darien Community Association provides philanthropic and creative courses, a garden club and well-rounded adult education programs. The Darien Arts Council sponsors a variety of art activities in the areas of music, dance, dramatics and the visual arts, appealing to all age groups.
If your interests include a community with outstanding schools, easy access to Manhattan, participation in town government and civic activities, swimming and boating on Long Island Sound and living in a classic New England setting, then Darien is the place for you.