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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,279,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,717
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141
    525
  • Theft
    794
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$208,906
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Darien Reviews

25 reviews
All Categories
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.
My husband and I purposely moved to Darien because of the excellent schools, including the special education (we have a special needs child). It's extremely safe, very family oriented, easily accessible to NYC by 95, train (direct), and the merrit. Although, driving commute can be treacherous at times. I work <32 miles in NYC (not train amenable) and it can take up to 2hrs one way sometimes.