The best place for information regarding Metro North is their website. You can access this link through the MTA website. Just click on each station on the red line (New Haven) for more information regarding schedules and parking (includes a parking station map).
Yep, the area around Camp, Greenwood & Hoyt can be busy and noisy depending on the exact location of a property and your threshold on what "busy & noisy" really are. There are both commercial & residential properties in that area with most commercial properties being west of Hoyt into Springdale/Stamford. As some of the other responders have pointed out, the Darien/Noroton Heights train station has many direct express trains in & out of NYC - very desirable for the commuter. The Talmadge Hill station also has several direct express trains (8 morning & 8 evening) with an additional 45 trains throughout the day that require transferring in Stamford. Depending on where a property is located (and your schedule) will influence which train station is used. My wife & I moved out of NYC nearly 18 years ago and first lived in the Noroton Heights area - one of the great "starter home" areas in Darien. After three kids, we outgrew our house and now live in northern Darien. Our kids have attended the Holmes & Ox Ridge Elementary Schools and both are really great neighborhood schools. In fact, according to state testing scores, the Darien public school system ranks as one of the best in the state; there're all good with great community involvement.
As a long time Darien resident and real estate agent, I would suggest carefully considering the â€œvalue sideâ€ of any property or area you might be considering â€“ especially in todayâ€™s market. There are always proâ€™s and conâ€™s, and determining whatâ€™s best for you is usually a process of knowledge first and elimination second as one learns about a specific area or market. What appears to be a "deal" may not be the "value" one is searching for. There are many beautiful properties along and just off of Hoyt Ave., and finding the right property that satisfies your needs â€“ at the right value requires careful and diligent execution. If you would like assistance in your search, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me â€“ thereâ€™s never any obligation. I hope this helps â€“ cheers.
Stephan von Jena
William Pitt / Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
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Darien, CT 06820
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When I moved to twon we looked on Hoyt but I found it too far from amenities especially if you have children you are driving around.
I know its hard to believe but all Darien schools are essentially the same. The town budget simply gets split and all programs are identical.
Im personally not a fan of Greenwood Ave or Hoyt st for resale purposes but many people find it ideal to start out..
My personal preference is closer to Noroton Heights on the streets off Middelsex Rd but thats just me.
I have a great website/blog http://www.thegoldcoaststandard.com that can give you all the info you need.Also check out http://www.allaboutdarien.com
Happy New Year!
The New Canaan Branch of the Metro, as you know, does cross along the area you mentioned. The impact will depend on where the home is located on the streets you mentioned above. It would probably be best if you came out and looked for yourself. It would also help to be in the area when the train comes through.
Please contact me if you are in need of further assistance. I am available to show you properties in Darien and other surrounding towns. Also, starting in the New Year, 10% of my end of the commission of any deal I close goes to charity. You may contact me for details.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Candace Lipira, Realtor
Prudential CT Realty