Darien CT is indeed unique! Located along the beautiful shore of Long Island Sound, it is a picturesque New England town almost exclusively residential with a population of under 21,000. Conveniently reached by both the Merritt Parkway (CT 15) and the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) it is also serviced by Metro North Railroad and is just a 55 minute commute to New York City.
One of the most desirable communities in the country, Darien is proud of its school system which ranks at the top nationwide. Over 85% of our high school graduates continue on to college. Expenditure per pupil is also one of the highest in the country.
Darien’s government is relatively simple form. There are three principal bodies – the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Finance and the Representative Town Meeting, which is a direct descendent of the New England Town Meeting. It is basically the legislative arm of the government. All Representative Town Meetings are open to the public and public comment is solicited, but only elected members may vote on matters brought before the assemblage.