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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With 21,500 people, 6,978 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,632,175, Darien house prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, Darien real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.
Darien is a town of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Darien than is found in 98% of the communities in America.
The large homes that make up Darien are primarily owner-occupied ( 85.85%).
At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Darien's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.37% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Darien include homes built before 1939 ( 30.14%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 16.24%). There's also some housing in Darien built between 2000 and later ( 16.24%).
Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in Darien, where house values have increased just 31.44%, which is annualized rate of 2.77%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.
Over the last year, Darien appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Darien's appreciation rate has been 8.80%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Darien were at -0.42%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.68%.
Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Darien's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Darien differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Darien - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Darien real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
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