Darien's downtown is clustered along the Boston Post Road between I-95 and Sedgwick Avenue. The town of Darien has encouraged increased revitalization of its downtown since the mid-2000s, and the area hosts a mix of restaurants, boutique retailers, banks, as well as a Whole Foods Market and Goodwives Shopping Center. Some Darien residents occasionally favor downtown New Canaan, though, which is often admired for its pedestrian-friendly layout and picturesque architecture. The downtown area lies at the juncture between the Tokeneke Elementary and Royle Elementary districts.