Darien was originally settled in the mid 1600’s as a part of Stamford. Later named Middlesex Parish in 1737, Darien was officially founded in 1820. This 12.9 square miles of land is secured by Norwalk to the east and Long Island Sound to the south. 19,600 residents enjoy two town beaches, boatyards and a fine selection of private country clubs.
The main commercial district in Darien is located on the Boston Post Road, featuring small corporate offices, excellent restaurants and fine retail shops. Recreational facilities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the Ox Ridge Hunt Club for horseback riding, an indoor ice-skating rink and a YMCA with two indoor pools. Darien also offers a fine library and a newly refurbished movie theater.
Darien is easily accessible from I-95 and has two train stations serviced by Metro North for commuters. Four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school provide the youth with an exceptional education.