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!
As you can see, there is a great divergence in the price points of the properties which are selling.Last year at this time,the entry point of the market ($600K-$1.5million) was the strongest.This year however, the upper end ($3milion and up) is showing strong activity.It is worth noting that while 2009 was a poor year for Wall Street bonuses, that is not the case,like it or not, in 2010. (more…)Continue Reading!
While checking MLS today,I noticed that three-yes three homes in the $3million range had gone to "deposit" status. While it's too early to call it a trend, it is indeed a promising sign of life .And on the heels of a better than average December, I'm starting to look forward to spring.Continue Reading!
Inside this week's Darien Times — out today News: •Want to own a piece of Darien history? Donate $100 to a town charity • Parents and students packed the Town Hall auditorium calling on the Board of Ed to preserve its budget •Avalon parents say moving their children to a different school district won’t help the budget •Remember the chimney sweep scams? A police sting, with the help of a private resident, nabbed two men who have been preying on the elderly •The town is not...Continue Reading!
I ran into the Director of Dariens' Chamber of Commerce this morning at the gym and was able to confirm that there are several new retailers and eateries coming to Darien...JosABanks menswear,CAVA Restaurant (there's one in New Canaan too...), Go Figure Excercise,(next to Espresso Neat) . The Whole Foods opening has been pushed from March to May 2010 despite workers on site 7 days a week. Stay tuned.Continue Reading!
I'll try to select specific properties each week that for one reason or another strike me as worth noting. This weeks' pick is located on Sunset Road,in Darien,CT. I've chosen it because of its' location which is on a much sought after street in town. (more…)Continue Reading!
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!
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!
Looks like we're off to a good start this year.Continue Reading!