Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

U.S. News & World Report Magazine has ranked Darien as the No. 1 high school in Connecticut!

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college. The Advanced Placement participation rate at Darien High School is 78%.

We are so proud of all the students, teachers, and administrators for their hard work to get Darien to be honored as the No. 1 high school in Connecticut. Go Darien!


Are you looking for nutrition counseling or health and stress reduction coaching that will help you look, feel and perform your best? Meet Kristina Hess, a health coach and licensed dietitian/nutritionist who works with clients to support their efforts to make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Kristina has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from the University of Maryland. Kristina is available to provide wellness seminars for your corporate office, book club, women's group, or child's school on a variety of topics. She is a coach at THRIVE Results Coaching in Darien.

THRIVE is a private practice offering nutrition counseling, supplementation analysis, stress management tools such as biofeedback, functional lab testing for hormones and food sensitivities, detoxification protocols and hypnosis as well as health coaching services to help you achieve optimal wellness and experience peak performance in all areas of your life. During sessions, you will learn and apply powerful principles to create a vibrant life.

THRIVE Results Coaching is located at 30 Old Kings Highway South, First Floor. Contact Kristina by email at kristinaihess@gmail.com.


The Darien Sport Shop is the place to go for the finest men's apparel, women's apparel, and children's apparel. You will find what you need from accessories to shoes to clothes and everything in between. The Darien Sport Shop has three spacious floors with many different brands so you can't go wrong because whoever you shop for will be a trendsetter.

You can visit Darien Sport Shop at 1127 Post Road or shop online here.


It's Bodega time! Bodega is a modern Mexican Restaurant & Bar with an urban beach vibe. Whether you are in the mood for tacos, quesadillas, or guacamole, Bodega Taco Bar has you covered! And don't forget about Taco Tuesday, where tacos are $3 all day long!

Get your taco on at 980 Post Road, Darien! PS: Who doesn't love the guacamole?

Check out their menu here.


A new app for Darien was just launched! The Darien Chamber recognized a need to improve its communication resources not only for our local business and members but for all Darien residents in an effort to connect the entire community. Using an improved means of communication, the Live Darien CT app brings the town’s resources together in one place including everything from restaurants, shopping, and leisure to local government, recreation, and real estate listings.

The app will host a “EAT/SHOP/PLAY/WORK-LIVE” format, with key features including our Member Directory that will offer a list of reputable, local businesses, establishments, and organizations and the Darien Community Calendar, a quick access guide to local events, activities, and promotions. Current real estate listings, town amenities, town resources, job postings, emergency services, and more are all part of the app. Darien Dollars, the new town-wide gift certificate program, will now offer gift deliveries and redemptions via text or email on the app.

For businesses, upgraded listings are available and can be customized to include direct links to social media, maps, business hours, custom buttons for menu links, push notifications, sale alerts and customer reminders. The app will have the ability to promote in real time, year-round. Advertising opportunities will also be an option for members.

Download the app here.


Have you visited the Bates-Scofield Homestead recently? Our town has a wonderful 18th century farmhouse museum that will have you time traveling back to the 1700s. The house is one of the most famous historic buildings in Darien and reminds locals of Darien’s New England heritage. The house changed ownership many times over the last three centuries, until it was donated to the Darien Historical Society which turned it into a museum. Museum visits are free for Members of MoD, active U.S. Military, students, and children 5 year old and under!

Be sure to visit this local landmark at 45 Old Kings Highway North. Buy your tickets on their website.

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    Darien Board of Realtors®

    5 Brook Street, Suite 2-D

    Darien, CT 06820

    (203) 655-3700 info@darienboard.com