Jean recently relocated from Manhattan to Darien, CT with her 15‑month‑old toddler. She loves to live life to the fullest and tries to take full advantage of Connecticut‑living ‑ from coastal beach walks to art museums to wineries to delicious CT‑style pizza, she’s always trying to recreate city‑living in the beautiful 'burbs.
Darien is the best of so many worlds - we were immediately drawn to this town because of its family-friendly vibes, quaint main street, incredible beaches, great public schools, and close proximity to both NYC and other neighboring towns in Fairfield County with lots to offer!
We have only been here for 3 months so I am sure there is still so much for us to discover - but the sunset at Pear Tree Beach (and also views of the Manhattan skyline on a very clear day) are pretty spectacular.
Friendly, family-oriented, and incredibly welcoming.
If you are coming from the city and nervous about Darien feeling too "small" - don't forget that there are PLENTY of neighboring towns with great restaurants, museums, nature trails, beaches and culture to explore!