Darien, CT (Town Center)




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About Darien, CT (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Darien is $1,477,521, which is more expensive than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Darien Town Center is currently $2,411, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 91.4% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Darien Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Darien, Connecticut.

Real estate in the Town Center of Darien, CT is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Darien Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Darien Town Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Darien Town Center neighborhood is wealthier than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 82.7% of the adults living in the Darien Town Center neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Darien Town Center neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.2% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Darien Town Center neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Darien Town Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 14.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.5% of the Darien Town Center neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Darien Town Center neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Darien Town Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Darien Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Darien Town Center neighborhood has more Irish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.2% have Greek ancestry.

Darien Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Darien are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 14.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 55.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Darien Town Center neighborhood, 62.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.6%), and 5.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Darien, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (26.6%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report English roots (19.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (14.5%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 11.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Darien Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Urdu (the national language of Pakistan) and South Asian languages.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Darien Town Center neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (63.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (31.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Darien 0.101011101001110
Connecticut 2.18
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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DARIEN SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CT Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT, 06820
09-12
Middlesex Middle School
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road
Darien, CT, 06820
06-08
Royle Elementary School
133 Mansfield Avenue
Darien, CT, 06820
PK-05
Tokeneke Elementary School
7 Old Farm Road
Darien, CT, 06820
PK-05
Holmes Elementary School
18 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT, 06820
KG-05
Ox Ridge Elementary School
395 Mansfield Avenue
Darien, CT, 06820
KG-05
Hindley Elementary School
10 Nearwater Lane
Darien, CT, 06820
KG-05

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