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This affluent coastal community in Norwalk, Connecticut is the quintessential New England village with its picturesque Nantucket-style homes and Adirondack chairs. Tucked away in a quiet corner of southwestern Connecticut, this seaside village is located roughly 40 miles from New York City.

Home to one of the oldest-running markets in the entire state, the Rowayton lifestyle is unpretentious yet unfailingly elegant. Despite being one of the most desirable places to live in the state, Rowayton stays true to its unassuming, small town roots.

History highlights

Located on Long Island Sound, Rowayton spans 2.089 square miles and has a small population of just 3,340, as of the 2010 census.

  • Rowayton dates back to 1651 when English traders did commerce with the Native Americans who inhabited the area. The first schools in the community were built in the early 1800s.
  • Norwalk, East Norwalk, and South Norwalk consolidated into the City of Norwalk – and into a unified government unit and school system –in 1913. Today, the community has its own public beach, library, and elementary school.
  • Rowayton Station on the Metro North Railroad is also located within the community.

Real estate in Rowayton, CT

The housing stock consists mainly of condos and single-family homes on spacious wooded lots. Popular architectural styles include Colonial, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Bungalow, and Victorian. The most coveted homes are waterfront properties with private docks and slips.

Most homes have outdoor spaces like porches and viewing decks that allow you to better appreciate Rowayton’s stunning coastal setting.

For more information about Rowayton real estate, feel free to contact me, Julia Broder.As a Westport native and Realtor, I’m a local expert who can offer insight and data about the housing market.

Living in Rowayton, CT

Situated along a scenic stretch of Norwalk, this community’s enviable location along the water offers fantastic views of the ocean and presents endless opportunities for water-based activities like boating.

  • Wilson Boat Yacht Club caters to boating enthusiasts. With access to Long Island Sound’s open waters, the club features a full-service yacht yard with deep water slips and knowledgeable staff to assist you.
  • It’s a pet-friendly community with facilities like Rowayton Dog Park, an off-leash dog run with a fenced perimeter.
  • Bayley Beach features a children’s playground, volleyball court, and basketball court, and allows for seasonal swimming.
  • Residents have access to fresh produce, meat, and seafood in addition to gourmet take-out and home-baked breads and pastries at Rowayton Market, one of the oldest continuously operating markets of its kind in Connecticut.

Many of Rowayton’s residents commute to the Big Apple for work. However, Rowayton locals have many career opportunities closer to home – major employers include the City of Norwalk, Xerox, and EMCOR Group.

If you’re looking for the perfect home in Rowayton and other Norwalk communities, just message me, Julia Broder, here. You can also reach out at 203.247.7500 and Julia(dotted)Broder(at)CBMoves(dotted)com. I believe in nurturing long-term working relationships with all my clients. Nothing means more to me than your satisfaction.

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