Darien is an affluent town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 37 miles north of New York City. With a population of just over 20,000 for the 2010 census and a land area of just under 13 square miles, it is the smallest town on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast”. Darien is one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.; it was listed at #2 on CNN Money’s list of “top-earning towns” in the United States as of 2010. This suburban community is located along the shore of Long Island Sound. Enjoy beaches, parks, historical museums, art galleries, and a variety of dining options.