Darien is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.
As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 19,607, but a July 1, 2002 Census estimate put the town's population at 19,887.
Like its neighbor to the north, New Canaan, Darien is one of the most affluent communities in the United States.
Two Metro North railroad stations serve Darien: Noroton Heights and Darien.
The part of Interstate 95 that runs through Darien is considered the most dangerous stretch of that highway in Connecticut.
The film Gentleman's Agreement, starring Gregory Peck, was about anti-semitism in Darien. It wasn't based entirely on fiction, with Darien earning the offensive nickname "Aryan Darien."
Both the 1975 and the 2004 versions of the film The Stepford Wives were filmed in part in Darien.
Web Sites and Links
Darien Community Information NetworkInformation about the town, schools, organizations and businesses in Darien.
Metro-North Railroad Stations: Noroton HeightsInformation provided includes connecting services, ticket office hours, parking and accessibility.