When prospective Darien homeowners begin their search online, there is no shortage of information on homes for sale. There are multiple websites that feature bits and pieces about the experience of living here. However, there really hasn't been a comprehensive publication that functioned as a guide for potential newcomers; one that offers in print format the true flavor of living in our town. Until now. In conjunction with Moffley Media, the Darien Board of Realtors (of which I'm Treasurer incidentally), has produced a...Continue Reading!
The article from Darien Patch speaks for itself.http://darien.patch.com/articles/darien-high-school-ranked-seventh-best-in-the-stateContinue Reading!
According to the new census, a full 23% of Darien,Ct's residents are under the age of 18...this is the highest in the state. Come on up. Plenty of people to play with. Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UxXS4CJWg[/youtube] This video speaks for itself..another great Darien Ct resource...another great reason to raise a family in Darien CT.Continue Reading!
Well one way or another you have found your way to this blog.As advertised I try to write about news and views of living here in Darien,CT. Yes,I am a Realtor and yes I do want your business. But I could go about prospecting for business by advertising on say Facebook,Trulia,Zillow etc which, from time to time, I do indeed tinker with. But what I hope to really accomplish here is to fill in a much needed gap between information and...Continue Reading!
There are five elementary schools in Darien, Tokeneke,Royle,Ox Ridge,Hindley and Holmes.Those schools all feed into the Middlesex Middle School and ultimately to Darien High School.Almost everyone I know who has looked for a home,knows someone already here in town.Invariably, they tell me they want to buy in oneschool district or another because they were told it was the best one. Mind you I've heard this about every one of the five elementary schools. . Come to Darien but don't worry about the schools districts....Continue Reading!
I have written in the past about the excellence of the Darien, Ct school system. The town of Darien boasts one of the highest average SAT scores and percentages of grads going to 4 year colleges. in the state.Those numbers are the result of an annual rite known as "school budget season". For as long as I've lived here the issues have been the same. Half day kindergarten or whole day. (right now its whole day). Then there is enrollment projections and facilities.(we've...Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDdyF2sdIYY[/youtube] This is a brand new town video produced by my office at William Pitt Sothebys International Realty in Darien.I helped with the production and personally I think it turned out well. It gives a good feeling of what Darien, Ct is all about . Im even in the video a couple of times.See if you can spot me.Continue Reading!
One of the first things people ask me about when searching for real estate in Darien is the schools. How are they? How big are the classes? Are all the Darien Elementary schools equal? etc. Well,I am a mother of three children all of whom have gone through the Darien Public School system.In fact, my youngest, Andy graduates from the High School next week. All of my children were very different students with different interests ranging from basketball and rugby to musical...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!