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Darien Neighborhoods:Tokeneke

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!

Neighborhoods: Noroton and Noroton Heights, Darien Real Estate

This article was written several years ago and published in The New York Times Real Estate section . With minor adjustments to number of pupils enrolled in the schools and the median price of a home,this is a very accurate picture of the area. It was also where I lived when I first came to town! If You're Thinking of Living In/Noroton and Noroton Heights; A Haven for Both Sailors and Commuters By LISA PREVOST Published: December 14, 2003 The Noroton section of Darien...Continue Reading!

100 Great Things about Darien,CT-The Sugar Bowl

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Just a few doors down from Griebs,(which I wrote about in my last post) is a nifty little place called The Sugar Bowl. It is a luncheonette in the old fashioned sense of the word and a favorite stop for young and old alike. The breakfasts are particularly popular. Great eggs,omelets pancakes etc. Young Moms love to bring their broods at lunchtime for grilled cheese  or peanut butter  and jelly in an atmosphere where kids are not just welcomed, but...Continue Reading!

100 Great Things about Darien,CT-Griebs Pharmacy

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

People often tell me that they are interested in buying a home to Darien,Ct because it is a small town. The population of Darien is about 18,000 and many of the comforts of small town life exist side by side with chain stores and restaurants. A perfect example is Griebs Pharmacy located right on the Post Road in the center of downtown Darien. Greibs is a pharmacy in the old fashioned sense of the word. The staff knows you by name...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate-Planet Pizza Comes to Darien.

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

From the look of it,Planet Pizza, a smallish New England pizza chain will be coming to a prominent Post Road location in Darien. After some research I discovered that Planet Pizza has locations throughout CT and serves up thin crust pizza most unlike Post Corner Pizza,a Darien staple.                                                                                I also discovered a website that rates pizza throughout the state and I offer the link here for all of you pizza affiicianados. I've eaten at many of these establishments and tend...Continue Reading!

Darien CT Commuters….Lace up your Sneakers!

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Interesting news from a local website...Darien Patch Metro North Train Time: You Be the Conductor Empowering Darien commuters with the information they need to answer the all-important train-catching question: to run or not to run? Credit Cecelia Smith For the commuter, a 60-second sprint can make the difference between catching an express train home and enduring a 60-minute wait for the next local loco. Thanks to Metro North Train Time, Darien commuters with access to...Continue Reading!

100 Great things about Darien,CT…..Skating on Tilley Pond

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

SKATING ON TILLEY POND ,January 2010 Continue Reading!

Darien High School Among Countrys’ Best

The table below is self explanatory......go Blue Wave! Best High Schools 2009 Search U.S.News & World Report—in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education and data research and analysis business that provides parents with education data—analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention categories. (more…)Continue Reading!

Farifield County Business Journal,Karen Brewer,Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Here is the latest article from the Fairfield County Business Journal about yours truly..... Q&A from the Corner Office Karen Brewer, Realtor at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Darien and founder of interactive website, The Gold Coast shared from personal experience how the Information Age has evolved the ways a broker advertises. Q: How are agents using social media to market themselves and their listings? Brewer: “I continue to be...Continue Reading!

Noroton Heights Fire Dept Christmas Tree Sale

Date Nov 27, 2009 to Dec 19, 2009 This event occurs Daily, every 1 day(s) Description It's the most wonderful time of the year... Please join the Noroton Heights Fire Department family for our annual tree sale! The sale begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs until all the trees are gone. We have expanded our inventory so that we are including both Balsam and Frasier Fir trees this year.  Firefighters will be available to assist you in choosing a tree weekdays from 5-8pm, and weekends from...Continue Reading!