Darien

Welcome to Darien

Nestled along Connecticut’s “Gold Coast,” Darien (approx. pop 20,732) is a beautiful bedroom community once primarily a summer enclave for New York’s elite. With its sweeping views of Long Island Sound, rolling landscape and small coves situated throughout the waterfront area, Darien has long been the subject of great inspiration—and great art. John Frederick Kensett used Contentment Island in Darien as the subject of many romantic landscapes, several of which have found permanents homes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This rich aesthetic permeates Darien, informing its unparalleled grandeur along with its classic Americana charm. The result is a well-appointed, cosmopolitan-meets-country town like no other.

Quick Facts

Population

20,732

Female

10,640

Male

10,092

  • White
    18,808
    87.2%
  • Hispanic
    737
    3.4%
  • Asian alone
    1,168
    5.4%
  • Black
    111
    0.5%
Median Home Price

$ 1,000,000

Average Income

$200,000

Median resident age

39.4 years

Darien Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Darien High School9-12High2017: 5/14011.1
Hindley Elementary SchoolK-5Elementary2017: 24/51912.5
Holmes Elementary SchoolK-5Elementary2017: 40/51912.1
Middlesex Middle School6-8Middle2017: 1/25010.7
Ox Ridge Elementary SchoolPK-5Elementary2017: 65/51911.1
Pear Tree Point SchoolPK-6Private–: –/–7.4
Royle Elementary SchoolPK-5Elementary2017: 63/51912
Tokeneke Elementary SchoolPK-5Elementary2017: 15/51911.9
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