Darien recently unveiled the Great Island estate, which it purchased for $85 million, marking the first public viewing of this 63-acre property.

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The town acquired the estate last May and opened it to visitors on March 1st. Originally established as a summer retreat by billionaire William Ziegler in the early 1900s, the estate now allows for passive recreation only. Visitors are requested to avoid bringing bicycles or pets, and walking is confined to designated paths.

CT Town Buys $85 Million Estate and Now It's Open to the Public

Darien unveiled the Great Island estate, which it acquired for $85 million, to the public for the first time. This 63-acre site was purchased by the town last May and was made accessible to visitors on March 1st. Originally established as a summer retreat by billionaire William Ziegler in the early 1900s, the estate now permits passive recreation only. Visitors are asked to refrain from bringing bicycles or pets, and walking is restricted to designated paths.

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The money in Connecticut is goofy, after checking out this property I got curious and started digging into other Darien properties that are for sale and whoa baby. It's astonishing that there are people who have this kind of dough and they live just 20-30 minutes from me.

There are two realities in Connecticut and I'm not living in the plush, shiny version. There is nothing wrong with my life I just can't even imagine what the other looks and feels like, I've tried.

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We talked about this on the Tuesday (03/05/24) edition of the I-95 Morning Show and I was full of bad ideas, listen below.

The adult in me says that is a nice thing Darien did and I should take my wife for a day trip.

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