Welcome to Rowayton
Picturesque coastal town with a strong community, known for its abundance of opportunities for waterfront recreation
Situated on the mouth of Connecticut's Five Mile River and surrounded on three sides by water, Rowayton is a picturesque coastal town with a strong sense of community. A charming harbor town, Rowayton is an affluent and relaxed hub in Norwalk. Here, you'll find numerous private and public beaches and a vibrant downtown district.
Brimming with family-friendly community events and civic organizations, Rowayton has no shortage of things to do throughout the year. Local clubs include a gardening club, a yacht club, and a historical society. Rowayton residents are friendly and unified; part of the fun of living here is that everyone knows each other by name. Because of the proximity to the water and many green spaces, there is an abundance of recreational activities in Rowayton, like extensive trails for hiking and biking. As a walking community, people often plan their day and activities around the tide for their boating activities, such as sailing and fishing.
Rowayton has a robust creative arts community, with local events like . This non-profit organization produces an annual production of a Shakespeare play for all of Fairfield County to enjoy each year.
The lively downtown area has a myriad of eclectic restaurants, boutiques, and local shops offering all the essentials and amenities you'll need for your daily life. Among Rowayton’s adorable retail area is one of the oldest, continuously running markets in all of Connecticut that sells restaurant-quality food and groceries.
The is one of the top-rated in the nation and features an assembly of the best farmers, producers, and artisans in the area, including several exciting vendors. Not only is the market a great place to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits, but it's also a nice place to hang out with friends and family with glorious views of the surrounding park and water. While you're in town, you might also stop by , a gift shop selling beach-themed apparel, whimsical candles, candies, gifts, and more.
If you're eager to spend the day in town, you can stop off for lunch or dinner at the chic seafood restaurant or dine on some classic pies at the cozy . Once the town library, has evolved into a Rowayton staple for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or their famous ice cream!
As far as recreation goes, is a town-owned beach with lifeguards available in the summer months and a great place to play tennis and volleyball or let the kids play on the playground.
Rowayton is home to the esteemed Rowayton Elementary School, a top-rated educational institution in the area.