4 DARIEN – Situated between the cities of Norwalk and Stamford, Darien is a small community located on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast.” Darien is considered a “bedroom community” that is predominantly residential. Covering an area of 14.8 square miles, the town is conveniently located to the Merritt Parkway, Interstate 95 and is served by two Metro-North railroad stations. The Darien High School was ranked number one in the “U.S. News Best High Schools in Connecticut.” Darien offers its residents a wide range of cultural and philanthropic opportunities, as well as many outdoor parks, beaches and private clubs. NEW CANAAN – This hamlet of 22.5 square miles with a population of approximately 20,000 was, historically, an important center for the modern design movement in the 1940s – 1960s with the migration of such well-known architectsasPhilipJohnson,MarcelBreuer, Landis Gores, John M. Johansen, and Eliot Noyes – known as the “Harvard Five.” The 1997 film, "The Ice Storm," depicted many of New Canaan’s modern homes. The New Canaan Public School system is not only considered to be one of the best in Connecticut, but has garnered national recognition for its high performance. NORWALK – The city of Norwalk, with a population of over 85,000 people makes it the sixth largest in population in Connecticut. Oyster farming is of major importance to Norwalk and in September, Norwalk holds its annual Oyster Festival. Norwalk is home to many corporate headquarters and has many attractions such as the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, to historical landmarks includingtheLockwood-MathewsMansion Museum. Norwalk is also committed to revitalizing the South Norwalk business district (“SoNo”). Access via Metro-North and Interstate 95 make Norwalk easily accessible for those seeking an urban style experience in a suburban setting. Southern Fairfield County OFFERS SO MANY �istinctive AREAS TO RESIDE.