Located within Illinois, United States, the city of Darien is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Darien is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are about 10 green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, such as Grandview Park and Rotary Park, which makes it easy to get to them. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is also reasonably quiet, as the streets are generally peaceful - although that is not the case closer to Interstate 55.
In Darien, most of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This city also has a choice of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the population of this city own their home whereas the rest are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this city happened in the 1960s and 1970s.
Some home buyers in this city may be able to purchase their groceries by walking in one of about 10 stores, while others will have to use a vehicle. A small selection of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well. With respect to education, in Darien, locals will generally be able to reach primary schools on foot. On the other hand, it can be difficult to walk to high schools from homes for sale in Darien. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
A car is a great medium of transportation in Darien. The majority of properties for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 55, and finding a place to park is generally easy. In contrast, the public transit system in Darien is rather poor. Nevertheless, the city is linked by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. It is challenging for pedestrians to get around in Darien since few common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle.