Darien, a residential community of approximately 20,000 residents, spans 14.9 square miles along the Long Island Sound. Originally settled in 1645, you will find many restored Colonial homes 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. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Westchester airports are easily accessible via the Merritt Parkway or I-95.
The community's award winning public education system, public library and cultural programs have a long-standing reputation for excellence.
Two public beaches, an ice skating rink, an active YMCA and YWCA, a yacht club, a boat club, six private clubs and several parks offer a 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, swimming and boating on the Long Island Sound and living in a classic New England setting, then Darien is the place for you.