Welcome to Rowayton
The prosperous neighborhood of Rowayton is nestled against the coastline in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. This small but elegant coastal village is well known for its jaw-dropping scenery, which has inspired artists for generations. Here, the residents are community-focused, and you’ll find the combination of connection and beauty is unparalleled.
A part of Norwalk, the history of Rowayton shares the city’s roots. With non-native settlement dating around the mid-17th century, the village has grown substantially and weathered an abundance of historical events. At the Rowayton Historical Society
, you can find a tribute to the many soldiers of the Civil War from the Rowayton area.
Housing in Rowayton trends towards the elegant, refined, and opulent simplicity of coastal living. The most coveted real estate is the luxurious waterfront homes with spectacular views of the coast, which often include private beach rights as well as stunning architecture. Even the homes not on the water are remarkable, ensconced by foliage and full of amenities.
What to Love
Shopping, Entertainment & Shopping
Rowayton is a place where the beautiful outdoors provide a constant source of activity and entertainment. With boutiques and incredible dining opportunities, this little village by the sea is certain to impress.
Browse eclectic and vibrant sea-themed products at Seaside Delights
or head to Chou Chou
, where you can find luxury brands and elegant women’s clothing. Take a quick drive to The SoNo Collection
in Norwalk—less than three miles away—and you’ll be able to peruse nearly 100 stores and restaurants.
Local dining includes Rowayton Pizza
, whose menu includes savory appetizers, pizzas, pasta, and more. Committed to sustainable seafood resourcing, Rowayton Seafood
—or “The Restaurant,” as locals call it—offers the incredible waterfront views as well as the freshest seafood around.
Things to Do
Located at the mouth of the Five Mile River, the majority of activities in Rowayton tend to revolve around recreation. Apart from its local downtown shopping and dining scene, the city also has a wide variety of clubs and community programs to take part in as well.
In the dazzling summer weather, take a trip to the Rowayton Farmers Market
. Here, you’ll find an array of local vendors and delicious hot food, as well as a plethora of fresh organic vegetables and fruits, handmade bread and baked goods, flowers, and art. The city also has Fourth of July Fireworks, a glittering display that draws the whole community together.
For outdoor recreation, including a children’s’ playground, snack vendors, picnic areas, and beach fun, head to Bayley Beach
, which was once a part of the historic Roton Amusement Park. You can also enjoy Pinkney Park, where there’s often live theater provided by Shakespeare on the Sound.
Rowayton is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Rowayton School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
- Wolfpit School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
- Roton Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school