Community Info Category
The Darien Board of Realtors has produced one of the nicest websites I've seen. It has great photos of our town and lots of very useful information about schools,churches,transportation and amenities. Check it out. http://darienboard.com/welcometodarien/ Continue Reading!
From time to time I like to take a break from writing about real estate to talk about some of the things that make our town of Darien,Ct special.Our residents love it here so much they even write books about it.The latest offering is the unique and absolutely charming "Our Place,Darien." This is a children's book aimed at getting kids familiar with all the historical ,cultural and physical beauty of Darien,CT. This is all done through the playful yet intelligent eyes...Continue Reading!
For those of you who have been in a cave for the past week or so, the mother of all wind storms blew through here last weekend wrecking unbelievable damage. Hundreds of trees fell into roadways, on homes, on cars and some people.Power has been out since last Saturday, and thousands have taken refuge in shelters or local hotels. Personally,I had a flood in my basement but was lucky to get a room at a hotel in Norwalk,CT.Power was restored to my home...Continue Reading!
First let me say,weather men are useless. All winter long we are routinely scared to death by television "Storm Centers." For days beforehand, we are warned of storms BEARING down on our area. Schools close at the mere hint of snow and people rush to supermarkets to stock up on milk and bread. Then, we get 3-5 inches of snow.Big deal. So where were these scare tactics when we really needed them? How could a storm of this magnitude escape the...Continue Reading!
My friend Nicole Lyons at http://www.allaboutdarien.com has undertaken an ambitious project and documented, via video, all the playgrounds in the town of Darien.Dont miss the new state of the art facility at Weed Beach Park. If you have children and are thinking of buying a home in Darien,CT, you'd be well advised to take a look. You won't be disappointed.Neither will the kids! http://allaboutdarien.com/2010/03/darien-ct-playgrounds-a-video-tour/Continue Reading!
Here is a great article about Darien,Ct and its Little League baseball program. As one who has a son go through the program,I can attest its veracity. Taking Ownership: Darien, Conn., Has Woven Little League into the Fabric of its Community By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. February 23, 2010 For more than five decades, generations of parents and players in Darien, Conn., have embraced the ideals of Little League, and today Darien Little League (DLL), the largest chartered Little League program in the United States, serves...Continue Reading!
I can't say enough about the amount and quality of kids activities in town.If you buy a home in Darien your children will never be bored. In addition to a full program for kids at the fabulous Darien Library,organizations such as the YMCA, YWCA and Darien Parks and Recreation and Darien Arts Center offer a full plate of activities for kids. This years Spring catalog from Darien Parks and Rec just came out and there is something for every kid in town.Little League,Soccer,Lacrosse Hockey,Sailing Golf,Softball,Tennis,Swimming,Music...Continue Reading!
I like to read the Darien papers each week and am regularly amused by an article or silly item in the Police Blotter One week, garden gnomes were stolen from a lawn and then there are the burglaries of purses stolen from the front seat of unlocked cars. (Really?) This weeks item concerns the new Whole Foods market which is coming to Darien this May. It sits on the corner of Ledge Road and the Boston Post Road and has been...Continue Reading!
Below is a link to a 2010, CNN Money Report showing New Canaan,Darien and Westport as the Top Earnings towns is their Best Places to Live report. http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/moneymag/0807/gallery.bplive_topearners.moneymag/2.htmlContinue Reading!
South of Interstate 95,the area known as Tokeneke is an exclusive enclave within the town of Darien.The homes are prized for their privacy and access to the inlets and bays around Long Island Sound.Most of the oldest homes were built as part of the original Tokeneke Park development, which took its name from a Native American sachem who is said to have led a tribe that hunted and fished in the area. An Indian's silhouette is used to mark the...Continue Reading!