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One of the most important things to consider when buying a home here in Darien or elsewhere is the amount of real estate property taxes you will pay. Real estate propertry taxes are expressed in something called a mill rate.The mil rate is equivalent to dollars of tax per thousand dollars of assessed value of a home and land. (Assessed value is a lesson for another day).As you'll see below the rate can vary within a town depending on whether your home...Continue Reading!
For years every July 4th, the Town of Darien had one of the best fireworks shows around.They were held on the grounds of the Darien High School and hundreds of families attended the free event. Then budgetary concerns and a new high school building prevented the festivities from continuing. The next best thing in these parts is to attend the event of our sister town,New Canaan.For Darienites,its a 3-5 mile drive to Waveny Park for one of the best shows in the...Continue Reading!
I won't pretend to know what to say about the item that appeared on the front page of the Darien Times this week. Jesus at McDonalds?.....you want fries with that? http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/darientimes/news/local/61026-naked-man-claiming-to-be-jesus-causes-multi-car-accident.htmlContinue Reading!
Every year, Darien hosts its very own Farmers Market.Local farmers from Connecticut bring everything from artisanal cheeses to home baked goods such as fresh pies,breads and doughnuts.Gorgeous flowers, (my favorite are the spectacular snapdragons),hanging baskets and of course fresh, seasonal veggies and berries. The market is located on Mechanic street behind the Darien Fire Station and is open for business every Wednesday from 11AM-5PM.The market operates from May to December.If you re in town looking at real estate or just driving...Continue Reading!
The Darien Historical Society will host the Third Annual Antiques and Garden Elements Show in town this weekend. The show will be held, this Sunday,June 13 at Tilley Pond Park in downtown Darien,CT.The event will feature more than 40 antiques and garden elements dealers from around the Northeast. The sale is being managed by Ferguson & D'Arruda of Providence Rhode Island and will be held,rain or shine in the park. General admission is $10 and seniors are $8. A preview party...Continue Reading!
I've only been to a Whole Foods market once before.There is one in Greenwich,Ct and the experience was less than enjoyable. The parking lot was impossible to navigate, the aisles were narrow and crowded and the prices too high. Well, that was then and this is now.I can honestly say I have never seen a supermarket like thisnew Whole Foods that opened in Darien last week. It doesn't do it justice to describe it as a supermarket or just to tell you...Continue Reading!
ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS-There is only one www.thegoldcoaststandard.com. Im happy to see others joining the social media party in Darien Real Estate but really, let's get original or better yet get a new web designer. Continue Reading!
As we know Whole Foods is coming up on its Grand Opening next Wednesday,May 19 here in Darien,CT. However ,for those of you who just can't wait and need a preview of the wonderful fruits and veggies coming your way,there is a "sneak peek" party on Monday May 17 from 5PM-8PM. Ill be there! The store is on the site of the former Howard Johnsons on Ledge Road in Darien. So what does this have to do with Darien real estate?Well nothing.Just another post about the great...Continue Reading!
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!