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New Listing, Italianate Victorian,Darien Home for Sale

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This is a brand new listing coming on the market early this week.Featuring beautiful Italianate architecture it was built in 1865 with four bedrooms and two full baths in the main house. This home contains many original details including 10' ceilings,stained glass,  three fireplaces, and wide plank pine floors. There is a living room, oversized dining room,library, back parlor and brand new eat in kitchen.The bathrooms have been completely renovated.Additionally, there is a new roof, all new windows and the...Continue Reading!

A Latte for your Thoughts? Darien CT Homes for Sale

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

One of the nifty (yes, that's a word that still I use) about having a blog is that there is a tool on the "back end "as they say in blogville,that allows the writer to see what the most popular articles are. As good as that is, the tool can't tell me what my readers would like or are HOPING to find on this site. So here's the thing. I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what you would...Continue Reading!

Circus Yoga Anyone? Darien Childrens’ Activities

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!

Darien Real Estate, Whole Foods Controversy,Signs of the Times

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I like to read  the Darien papers each week and am regularly amused by an article or silly item in the Police Blotter  One week,  garden gnomes were stolen from a lawn and then there are the burglaries of purses stolen from the front seat of unlocked cars. (Really?) This weeks item concerns the new Whole Foods market which is coming to Darien this May. It sits on the corner of Ledge Road and the Boston Post Road and has been...Continue Reading!

CNN Money….Top Earning Towns,Darien Ct

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Below is a link to a 2010, CNN Money Report showing New Canaan,Darien and Westport as the Top Earnings towns is their Best Places to Live report. Reading!

Darien Weekly Market Report,February18,2010

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What do Condo Fees Cover? Darien Condos for Sale

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I plan on writing  individual posts on each of the condo complexes here in Darien. In the meantime, I thought Id offer some information on what is typically covered under monthly condo fees. Although many of these items are not applicable to Darien properties, it is helpful to have a full overview should you be looking to buy elsewhere. So what are the typical things that condo fees cover in Darien or nearby towns? The first thing is what is called Master...Continue Reading!

Darien Homes for Sale,Market Report,February 11,2010

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

As has been the case over the past year, the entry level of the market is the most popular. The difference this year however is that the upper end of the market is moving as well. Guess those buyers that were circling like planes over LaGuardia have gotten permission to land. Welcome. Continue Reading!

What’s in a name…..Darien,CT,

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Even those  actively looking for a Darien home have asked me, "What is the correct way to say the name of the town?" Dictionaries list the pronunciation as "DAIRy-yen" but most of Dariens' 19,000 residents  pronounce their town name as "dairy-ANN, like Maryann. Similar confusion surrounds the pronunciation of the neighborhoods of Tokeneke and Noroton. For the record, it's "TOW-keh-neek" and "Nor-O-ton". There- now you're a local.Continue Reading!

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!