- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Rating 3.94 out of 5 34 reviews
I moved here from Arizona. I hate it, personally. For context: I am Asian. This entire town is mainly white people. Like....ONLY white people. I saw a few black people but like it’s manly super conservative white people. I will say, if you are super worried about crime and noise, this is a nice place because there is hardly any sound and almost no crime. But I noticed when I go shopping people don’t make conversation with me and just look away. Probably because I am Asian. They just aren’t my type of people. I would have better luck with friends in the hood.
Darien is a lovely place to live as it is located in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. It's a small city with kind residents. Anywhere you go in Darien is pleasant. It's crime rates are low, it's schools are amazing, and it's residents are very caring. I love living in Darien, IL and matter of fact I think it might be my favorite place I've lived.
I love how peaceful Darien is. There is not a lot of crimes that are commited, which makes me feel safer when I go out and see my friends. We can go out to eat or go to the mall without fearing something bad will happen at any moment. Although it is a very peaceful town, I would love to see more community gatherings where I could really meet new people. For example, I don't feel accepted in my neighbor, for I don't know any of their names, and no one makes an effort to make me feel accepted.
We have a very good library and several fairly good parks, but we lack a downtown area and could use a few good restaurants.
I have lived in Darien for all my 17 years, and I wouldn't want to move anywhere else. Darien is one of the best places in Dupage County you can live in,it is quiet and calm town and the crime rates are very low is 12 per 1,000 residents. There are a lot of older people in this town because it is an older town. Also every year there is an annual festival.
I've lived in Darien since sixth grade and honestly it's an okay neighborhood, it's kind of boring. There isn't much to do around here, like the most exciting thing around here is Darienfest and that only come around once a year. I feel like there should more fun things to do around here, but other than that, it's a nice place to live.
I love this little city. It is very cozy, tight-knit, and full of interesting and exciting people. I would love to see changes to our annual Darien Fest- sometimes, it can get quite boring.
Darien is a nice place to live. District 66 schools are excellent, safe, conveniently located, lots of shopping and restaurants nearby.
It is very quiet and quaint. I love how there is never any real violence or problems. Mostly everyone here is very welcoming and knows one another. I wish there was more activity in Darien and things to do such as there are in other neighboring communities. We are very lucky as well to have Waterfall Glen right at our convenience as well and be able to immerse ourselves with nature.
It is ok but I wish there were more people to participate in activities so that events would not be canceled to others due to low enrollment. This has happened twice now and I cannot do fun activities because of people simply not being interested and not enrolling.
It is a very welcoming community, little crime, and very clean. There are lots of activities and things to do in Darien or in the immediate area. I'm so happy I got to grow up in a very wonderful area.
Great small town. Very diverse and excellent school system. Darien have great resources for all ages.
Darien, an average suburb that caters your needs, however it does not cater your wants. It is not an extraordinarily city where people do extraordinary things. However, we have so many different things that we are able to accomplish just within our city. We can walk around in the day an in the night to the variety of occasions and places we can go to with our families or with our friends. I am thankful for the serenity of Darien!
It's quiet and pretty safe. At the same time the commerce is slim and there no real sense of community. Property values have gone down in certain areas.
Very clean and safe community. Families would love the environment. Theirs minimal crime in this area.
Safe community and area to live in. Feel safe at night. Low crime rates, and the crimes that happen are generally low risk for others. It is an expensive area, but the schools are excellent, and it has a great location. It is close to many important highways. Also, it is far enough from Chicago but still close enough. I think it is a lovely suburb, but it is no Hinsdale.
I have lived in Darien for quite a while. I could say that my favorite part in the summer about it is the Darien fest which is usually sometime around late August early September. I am very glad to see the streets being remodeled and other things as well. I truly wouldn't want to go anywhere else.