A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,248,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,803
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177
    500
  • Theft
    850
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$208,125
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Darien is a wonderful town to live in. Darien is super family friendly and is very safe. The nightlife is great, with the various restaurants and activities downtown. The real estate market is strong and fits various budgets, but is typically on the pricey side with most houses starting at 1 million dollars. The commute time is great especially to New York. Living Healthy won't be an issue, with a YMCA and various fitness centers around town. The public schools are amazing and nationally recognized as blue ribbon schools.
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Clean suburb, lots of parks, green areas and nice people. The nightlife is not great, not many bars and pubs to hang out. However, the Delis and restaurants are worth the trip. People should be proud to say that they live in such clean and safe suburb. Many families with new kids com from New York to start or give continuity to their family in Darien. The public schools are great, and they have such amazing teams as de Blue Wave football team. One of the students got a full scholarship to MIchingan University this year. They are great.
I Love Darien. It is such a great town where everyone walks around and hangs out in town. Overall, Darien is an amazing suburb with a friendly comunity. Highly rated! :)