Located in Fairfield County, the southernmost and most densely populated in Connecticut, Darien is a small town with historical charm. Spanning roughly 15 square miles, Darien is primarily a residential community, and residents often commute to Stamford or Norwalk for employment and recreation. According to City-Data, about 20,700 people live in Darien, and the median age of residents is about 39 years old. People looking for Darien apartments for rent will love the tight-knit community feel while having easy access to the many amenities throughout Fairfield County.
The history of Darien dates back to 1640, although a settlement wasn't truly established until the early 1700s, when the first roads were constructed and a school district was set up in Noroton. Although the town was around during many historic turning points and wars, it wasn't until after World War II that new streets and developed areas began to pop up.
Now that Darien and Fairfield County are bustling, residents in Darien apartments and homes have plenty of opportunities for employment and education. Some of the top employers in the area include Boehringer Ingelheim Corp, Ceci Brothers, Bridgeport Hospital and Ability Beyond Disability.
Being in a highly populated area like Fairfield County makes it easy to find things to do throughout the region. Residents can go to the Avon Theatre Film Center to view a first-run film or one of their monthly showings, including cult classics, critics' choice and documentaries. For the outdoorsy type, an afternoon at the Bartlett Arboretum and Garden may be more appropriate. Hosting a living museum of rare plant collections, themed gardens and historic trees, the arboretum is perfect for an horticulturist. Other area attractions include Cove Island Park, Conair Water Access Area, Darien Arts Center and the Cummings Park and Cummings Park West/West Beach.
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