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Darien, CT Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2023. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2022 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Darien, CT Housing Market Trends

With 21,926 people, 7,116 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,780,410, 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 ( 84.50%).

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 34.84% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Darien include homes built before 1939 ( 30.04%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 19.31%). There's also some housing in Darien built between 1970-1999 ( 15.82%).

Darien Home Appreciation Rates

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 33.56%, which is annualized rate of 2.94%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Darien's appreciation rate, at 6.49%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Darien's appreciation rate has been 0.41%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.64%.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Darien's latest annual appreciation rate is lower 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.

Average Home Values

Median Home Value

$1,780,410

Darien, CT Home Prices
> $1,167,000
$875,001 - $1,167,000
$584,001 - $875,000
$467,001 - $584,000
$350,001 - $467,000
$233,001 - $350,000
$117,001 - $233,000
$58,001 - $117,000
$0 - $58,000
76.6%
76.6%
14.9%
14.9%
5.7%
5.7%
0.1%
0.1%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.7%
0.7%
0.2%
0.2%
1.1%
1.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes
Very High

for Connecticut

Very High

for nation

Number of Homes And Apartments:

7,116

Darien Appreciation Rates

Rent & Ownership

Average Market Rent:

$5,472 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
84.5%
84.5%
15.5%
15.5%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Vacancy Rate

Vacant
Occupied
5.4%
5.4%
94.6%
94.6%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Housing Market Details

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
19.3%
19.3%
15.8%
15.8%
34.8%
34.8%
30.0%
30.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
85.9%
85.9%
3.0%
3.0%
4.3%
4.3%
6.9%
6.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
2.7%
2.7%
4.5%
4.5%
8.0%
8.0%
21.0%
21.0%
35.2%
35.2%
28.5%
28.5%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes