For those who wouldn't join a club that would accept them as a member, there's lots more to do: lavish gardens, Long Island Sound vistas and the town's Five Mile River reverie. Waterfront estate homes in Darien will cost you well above $10 million. Even modest three-bedroom colonials on quarter-acre lots can break seven figures in this highly sought-after community.
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These terrific small towns -- even now -- boast great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, and more.