Located on a 1.4-square-mile peninsula is Rowayton, a coastal neighborhood with picturesque water views, a nostalgic atmosphere, and a welcoming community of friendly residents. Situated roughly 40 miles from New York City, the neighborhood is considered one of the most affluent communities in Connecticut, as well as the entire country.
One unique quality that immediately stands out in Rowayton is its close-knit community. Its compact design, with its cozy parks, narrow streets, and very accessible commercial strip encourages interaction and social connectivity – it’s a place where neighbors can easily turn into lifelong friends.
Once a prominent oystering center during the mid-1800s, Rowayton once had a fishing village atmosphere, which has diminished over the years due to housing developments. Remnants of its past can still be found in the form of several boatyards along the riverfront, which is where you can also find the neighborhood’s community dock.
One of the village’s highlights is its gorgeous coastline, which has inspired countless artists for centuries. It is home to a fantastic selection of beaches, which include popular destinations such as Roton Point and Rowayton Bell Island Beach.
Bayley Beach, the neighborhood’s public beach is one of the community’s most popular gathering places, especially during the Fourth of July, when the beach turns into a fantastic vantage point for an incredible fireworks display.
Things to do in Rowayton
- During the summer, Pinkney Park hosts several Shakespeare performances as well as annual events such as the River Ramble, a family-friendly event with water slides, a petting zoo, local artists, live music, and other fun surprises.
- Foodies in Rowayton have a fantastic selection of restaurants to choose from. Some excellent places to check out include Rowayton Pizza, Brendan’s 101, and Sails.
- Take your dog to the park located beside Rowayton Elementary School, a place popular for many dog walkers in Rowayton.
Thinking about relocating to Rowayton? Get in touch with the Higgins Group Rowayton Office by visiting their office branch at 151 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06853.