Darien has a few stores and family-type restaurants that cater to the amusement park crowd. For more shopping, residents head to Batavia, a quick 13-mile trip, where you’ll find stores such as Walmart, Kmart, Sears and Target. For groceries, Attica is less than five miles away and offers a Top’s Friendly markets supermarket. The closest hospital is United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
Four school districts serve residents who live here. Depending on where they live, residents are covered by the Alden Central School District (based in Niagara County, on the west side); Alexander Central School District (east side) and Pembroke Central School District (north side); or the Attica Central School District (based in Wyoming County, on the south side). The Darien Center Post Office is at 1402 Broadway. The closest library is the Corfu Free Library, just north of town.