Welcome to Rowayton
The coastal village of Rowayton, Connecticut, with its gorgeous ocean views and artsy scene, is the perfect place for those looking for a calm respite from hectic city life.
Rowayton has certainly changed since its time as a fishing village in the 1800s. The main part of town now offers plenty of shopping and dining, and the town’s size is perfect for residents who want to make friends and take part in community events.
Its real estate market offers a wide variety of beautiful places to call home. There are properties available within walking distance of the town center, which is very convenient. Many homes are older, including Colonials and refurbished beachfront properties. The area is also known for sprawling waterfront mansions.
What to Love
- Fishing village turned waterfront haven
- Tight-knit community
- Outdoor activities
People & Lifestyle
Rowayton is a coastal village with a laid-back, beachy vibe. It’s the perfect place to relax amidst beautiful ocean views, especially if you want to get to know your neighbors since the town has an excellent community feel.
Due to the Metro-North station in town, Rowayton is ideal for Manhattan commuters or those who want to experience all that the city has to offer. Particularly known for acclaimed 19th-century painter John Frederick Kensett, who often painted the town’s landscape, Rowayton has long been a haven for artists.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Heralded as a beachside haven for artists, Rowayton offers plenty of opportunities for cultural enrichment, whether you want to get outside in nature or enjoy shopping and dining.
Rowayton’s town center is home to lots of fun shops and boutiques. Find the perfect gift at Chou Chou
, a fashion accessories store, or Seaside Delights
, which sells cute beach apparel. For your favorite retailers, the Stamford Town Center
is just a 10-minute drive away!
Locals love Rowayton Seafood
, a longtime staple that serves delicious seafood in a chic, waterfront dining room. Gourmet grocery store Rowayton Market
is also nearby, similarly beloved by Rowayton residents. Stop by Rowayton Pizza
for a slice or Brendan’s 101
for deli sandwiches. For sit-down dining, Sails Bar & Grill
offers outdoor dining and live music!
Things to Do
For a small town, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Rowayton. Neighbors love meeting up for barbecues and swimming at the local beaches, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy music or live performances.
Rowayton is known for its Shakespeare by the Sound
theater group, a non-profit that puts on open-air Shakespeare plays and offers summer camps and classes. The Rowayton Civic Association hosts the annual River Ramble
, a fun community event with a vendor marketplace, great food, live and silent auctions, and activities for the whole family.
Get some sun at Bayley Beach
, which also has a snack bar, picnic tables, a basketball court, and a children’s play area! Bell Island Beach
is also accessible for members of the Pine Point Association and their guests. Don’t forget about your furry friends—Rowayton Dog Park
is the perfect fenced-in area for your dogs to play off-leash!
Rowayton falls within the Norwalk School District, which includes Rowayton Elementary School, Rowayton Middle School, and McMahon High School. Local private school opportunities include:
- The Spire School, 6-12, co-educational college preparatory school
- King School, PK-12, co-educational college preparatory school with a STEM focus