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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 Market Report-Week of January 21,2010

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Looks like we're off to a good start this year.Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Market Report,Week of January 13,2010

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

The usual new listings,deposits and closings. Looks like January is off to an encouraging start.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!

Fairfield County Real Estate,Rentals in Stamford,Norwalk,Darien, etc.

I know this is an odd thing to write but I've received several calls just today about local rentals, that is, in the Darien,Stamford,and Norwalk area. The truth is that unless the rental is in the upper price ranges most renters list their properties directly on Criags List (hey- Ive done it myself). However, if you're new to the area ,or haven't even gotten here yet,its hard to tell if you'll like the neighborhood or whether its convenient. If this happens to...Continue Reading!

Stamford,Ct Highlights Housing for Young Professionals

With the influx of young professionals from UBS and RBS, high end luxury condos are becoming more in demand than ever, While the low end in condo marketing has stagnated, units in upscale luxury condos like Trump Parc are taking off. Developments such as Palmer Hill,River Oaks,The Maples and Center ridge condos have contributed to a luxury condo market in Stamford. Although pressed by some would be buyers to lower prices many developers have stuck to their guns.Large scale developers are...Continue Reading!

Darien and Fairfield County Home Sales “POP” in December 2009

I mentioned briefly in my year end report that Darien home sales saw a "pop" in December when over 20 new contracts were signed. This trend appears to encompass much of Fairfield County thereby feeding optimism for the  real estate market in Darien and environs may have bottomed out.  Sales in New Canaan,Ct also posted 35 fourth quarter sales over 14 in 2008.No one expects the market to bounce back like a rubber ball but the feeling is that we...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate, Antique Home,Shhhhh its a secret….

Looking for a home here in Darien Ct? Always dreamed of an antique home with all the charm of years gone by but totally updated for todays lifestyle. Stay tuned  to http://www.thegoldcoaststandard.com for a new listing. Nearly one acre, with a studio out building perfect for work at home, in law suite or au pair. The house dates from 1865 with new kitchen and baths, 10 foot ceilings,leaded glass etc.I don't want to give too much away so stay tuned or...Continue Reading!