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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!
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!