Archives for Neighborhoods

Candles for Hope 2013

Categories: Community and Inside Scoop.

Those of you who have lived here at least a year have probably already experienced how magical that December Sunday evening is in Darien when everybody sets little paper bags with candles inside them outside the front of their home … but it occurred to me when the order form appeared in my mailbox recently that those of you who are new to town (or visiting from another) may not be aware of their significance. The evening is part of the Center For Hope’s annual fundraising event called Hope Lights Lives.  Each year, on a designated Sunday evening close to
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Best Streets or Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating

Categories: Inside Scoop.

I remember the first year I lived in Darien after moving out of the city I was SO excited for Halloween, because even though I didn’t have any kids of my own yet I knew I lived in a neighborhood that is packed with little ones and I would get to see them in their costumes and give out lots of candy.  I practically bought out Costco’s candy supply,  and was parked eagerly at my door by 4pm that afternoon with a lame kitty ears headband on (but who cares, it’s about the kids anyway!)  That year, I would say
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Neighborhoods, in Summary

Categories: Community.

I am often asked by friends who are new to the area or visiting what the difference is between Darien, Noroton, Noroton Heights and Tokeneke. And, even though I grew up here, I still have trouble answering that question. That is honestly what inspired the Neighborhoods portion of this blog: I’m hoping that if we try to paint a picture of what each neighborhood is like to live in, from the perspectives of the people who actually live there, the differences between the areas will be even more clear.
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Tokeneke School District

Categories: District Information and Schools.

~ Help us make this section as rich and informative as possible — if you’re a Darien Resident, take the Insider Survey ~ Nice-to-Know Neighborhood Stats: (1) Park(s) – Selleck’s Woods (1) Playground(s) — Tokeneke School Playground (1+) Beach(es) — Tokeneke Club (Private) Beach, plus countless additional beaches on private property Train Station: Darien Streets included in this school district: Andrews Drive Locust Hill Road Archer Lane Long Neck Point Road Arrowhead Way Lost Trail Ash Street Manor Drive Bayberry Lane Mccrea Lane Berry Lane Meadow Road Beverly Place Morley Lane Brushy Hill Road Musket Lane Butlers Island Road North
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Royle School District

Categories: District Information and Schools.

~ Help us make this section as rich and informative as possible — if you’re a Darien Resident, take the Insider Survey ~ Nice-to-Know Neighborhood Stats: (3) Park(s) – Cherry Lawn, Tilley Pond, Stony Brook Park (2) Playground(s) — Royle School Playground, Cherry Lawn Playground (0) Beach(es) Train Station: Darien Streets included in this school district: Academy Street Norman Lane Allen O’Neill Drive Noroton Avenue #121-281 Apple Tree Lane Oak Crest Bailey Avenue Oberlander Lane Bates Farm Lane Old Kings Hwy North #1-130 Brook Street Old Parish Road Brookside Road #1-137 Old Stone Road Chestnut Street Oriole Lane Day Street
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Ox Ridge School District

Categories: District Information and Schools.

Nice-to-Know Neighborhood Stats: (0) Park(s) (1) Playground(s) — Ox Ridge School Playground (0)Beach(es) Ox Ridge Hunt Club Train Station: Darien, Talmadge Hill Streets included in this school district: Allwood Road Maywood Court Althea Lane Maywood Hill Barringer Road Maywood Road Birch Road Middlesex Road #171-329 Odd Blueberry Lane Middlesex Road #330-End Bridle Trail Molly Lane Brookside Road #138- End Natures Way Buttonwood Lane Nolen Lane Camp Avenue Noroton Avenue #288-End Christie Hill Road #131-End, Odd Nutmeg Lane Cloudy Lane Old Oak Road Country Club Road Ox Ridge Lane Crooked Mile Road Pembroke Road Dellwood Road Peterick Lane Dew Lane Petticoat
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Holmes School District

Categories: District Information and Schools.

Nice-to-Know Neighborhood Stats: (1) Park(s) – Woodland Park (1) Playground(s) — Holmes School Playground (0) Beach(es) Train Station: Glenbrook, Noroton Heights Streets included in this school district: Abbey Road Homestead Road Alpine Lane Hoyt Court Beechwood Road Hoyt Street #1-246 Bellevale Street Intervale Road Bittersweet Lane Joseph Street Briar Brae Road Kelsey Street Brown Street Lake Drive Bumpalong Road Lantern Lane Catherine Street Laurel Lane Charles Street Lynn Court Chester Road Middlesex Road #1-170 Christie Hill Road #1-130 Miller Road Christie Hill Road #131-End, Even Moore Street Colony Road Oak Park Avenue Deepwood Road Oakshade Avenue Denhurst Place Park Lane
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Hindley School District

Categories: District Information and Schools.

Nice-to-Know Neighborhood Stats: (2) Park(s) – Weed Beach Park, Baker Park (3) Playground(s) — Hindley School Playground, McGuane Playground, Baker Playground (2) Beach(es) — Pear Tree Point, Weed Beach Train Station: Noroton Heights Streets included in this school district: Anthony Lane Nickerson Lane Baywater Drive Noroton Avenue #1-120 Beach Drive Noroton Lane Brookside Drive Oakland Terrace Brush Island Road Outook Drive Casement Street Park Place Catalpa Terrace Pasture Lane Clock Avenue Patricia Lane Coachlamp Lane Pleasant Street Concord Lane Plymouth Lane Crimmins Road Plymouth Road Devonshire Driva Post Road, #1601-1844, Odd Dickinson Road Post Road, # 1845-End Dubois Street Pratt
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