Livability Score

70
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Caffè Nero
Coffee Shop
Upper Crust Bakery Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Le Pain Quotidien
Coffee Shop
Lorca
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) F
Darien Arts Center
Attraction
Connecticut Graphis Arts Center and Museum
Museum
Darien Playhouse
Cinema
Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust Scout Cabin
Attraction
Rowayton Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Rowayton Dog Park
Attraction
Bow Tie Cinemas Landmark 9
Cinema
Avon Theatre
Cinema
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Art Gallery
The Palace Theatre
Theatre Arts
Stamford Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Bow Tie Majestic Cinema
Cinema
Bowlmor
Bowling Alley
Cubeta Stadium
Stadium
Food and Drink (16) F
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Shake Shack
Fast Food
Vavala's Deli
Deli
Atomic Wings
Fast Food
Seaside Tavern
Bar
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Sbarro
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Aux Délices
Deli
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
White Bridge Wine and Spirits
Alcohol
Subway
Fast Food
Sbarro
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Donut Delight
Fast Food
Atomic Wings
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fairway Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Chipotle
Fast Food
16 Handles
Sweets
Fitness (3) F
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Glenbrook Community Center
Community Centre
Crunch Fitness
Gym
YMCA Stamford
Gym
Jewish Community Center of Stamford
Community Centre
Groceries (4) F
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Darien Cheese & Fine Foods
Cheese
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Fairway
Grocery Store
Fairway
Grocery Store
Target
Grocery Store
Grade A Markets
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Matthew's Bakery
Bakery
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Bev-Max
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Parks (28) A+
Pear Tree Point Beach Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Weed Beach Park
Park
Noroton Presbyterian Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Mather Fields
Park
Unknown Name
Park
baker park playground
Playground
Baker Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Weed Circle Park
Park
Cove Island Park
Park
Tokeneke Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
McGuane Field
Park
Shops (7) F
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Florist
Nielsen's Florist
Florist
Darien Sports Shop
Clothing
Alltown
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Goodwives Shopping Center
Mall
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Elm Street Market
Convenience Store
Macy's
Department Store
Stamford Town Center
Mall
Stamford Photo & News
Convenience Store
Engel's Furs
Clothing
Bedford Street Market
Convenience Store
Totally Tip
Beauty
Burlington
Clothing
City Furniture Home Decor
Furniture
Food Bag
Convenience Store
HomeGoods
Houseware
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Verizon
Electronics
Ridgeway Shopping Center
Mall
The Vitamin Shoppe
Nutrition Supplements
Stamford Marble Imports Co.
Interior Decoration
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 26.7% take public transportation in Darien.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
F
Noroton Heights
Transit Station
Darien
Transit Station
Glenbrook
Transit Station
Rowayton
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
UConn Stamford
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Springdale
Transit Station
Stamford
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
26.7%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Darien is 247/100 - which is 110% higher than Connecticut.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime A+

Darien crime rates are 1,378 per 100k, which is 16% lower than Connecticut
Property Crime
1,350 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
28 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Darien is $208,125 - which is 190% higher than Connecticut.
Med. Household Income
$208,125
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.7%
F
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health B

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (7)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Noroton Fire Department
Fire Station
Darien Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Station
Darien Police Station
Police
Noroton Heights Fire Department
Fire Station
Darien Fire Department
Fire Station
David Passaretti, MD
Clinic
Rowayton Fire Department
Fire Station
Taras Kucher MD
Doctor
Stamford Fire Department Station 4
Fire Station
Glenbrook Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Station
Stamford Fire Department Headquarters
Fire Station
Stamford Dental Arts
Dentist
Tully Health Center
Clinic
Stamford Dental Spa
Dentist
Hayley Barocas DMD LLC
Dentist
Stamford Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Station
Stamford Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Stamford Fire Department Station 5
Fire Station
Belltown Fire Department
Fire Station
Springdale Fire Company
Fire Station
Community Health Center of Stamford
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dantini Dental of Stamford
Dentist
Stamford Fire Department Station 3
Fire Station
Stamford Hospital
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing C-

Darien home prices are $1,248,200 - which is 363% higher than Connecticut
Home Price
$1,248,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Darien graduation rate is 97% - which is 12% higher than Connecticut
School Test Scores
85%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (7) F
Pear Tree Point School
Hindley Elementary School
K. T. Murphy School
Middlesex Middle School
Tokeneke Elementary School
Trailblazers Academy
Rogers International School
Royle Elementary School
Rowayton School
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
Julia A. Stark School
Holmes Elementary School
Roton Middle School
Dolan School
Toquam Magnet School
Strawberry Hill An Ext. Of Rogers International
Brookside Elementary School
Stamford Charter School For Excellence
Ox Ridge Elementary School
Cloonan School
Hart School
Springdale School
High Schools (1) F
Darien High School
Stamford High School
Stamford Academy
Individuals Achieving Independence
Brien Mcmahon High School
Center For Global Studies
J. M. Wright Technical High School
Trinity Catholic High School
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ratings A-

Darien has an overall rating of 78% from 6 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (5)
From AreaVibes
B
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Darien, CT: A Nice Place If You Can Afford It 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I lived in Darien, CT during my first marriage, and I have to say that it is a lovely place to live, for those who are wealthy enough to afford living there. Darien is definitely an affluent area. When we moved there it was a nice, upscale place, but now the majority of homes are ...Read More in the $1 million-plus range, located in the best areas of Darien. It does have a lot to offer, with an educational system that produces impressive graduation results, a very low crime rate, and for those with the education and training, a fantastic job market where one can build a career in most any field.

The town itself offers upscale shops, fitness centers, restaurants, and parks. There's also the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in nearby Norwalk, with lots of interactive exhibits that are fun and educational for kids of all ages. Norwalk is also home to the Al Madany Islamic Centre, a beautiful mosque where the Imam and the entire congregation are warm and welcoming to everyone. Living in Darien is perfect for those with more refined tastes. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Darien? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Pear Tree Point Beach Park
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Entertainment

Darien Arts Center
Connecticut Graphis Arts Center and Museum
Darien Playhouse
Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust Scout Cabin
Rowayton Arts Center
Rowayton Dog Park
Bow Tie Cinemas Landmark 9
Avon Theatre

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Shake Shack
Vavala's Deli
Atomic Wings
Seaside Tavern
Taco Bell
Subway
Dunkin'

D- Commute

Is public transit available in Darien? Of all people who commute, 26.7% take public transportation in Darien.
Drive to Work
58%

19% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
27%

22% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Darien a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Doctors

Taras Kucher MD

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