Welcome to Rowayton, CT

A coastal haven of artistic flair and seaside serenity
In the heart of Norwalk, Connecticut, lies Rowayton — a picturesque coastal neighborhood with affluence and artistic charm. Known for its stunning beaches and fresh seafood, Rowayton offers a unique coastal vibe that makes it more than just a place to live; it's a lifestyle. This vibrant beach and yachting town is not only a haven for maritime enthusiasts but also a hub for endless activities.
The houses in Rowayton, often closer together, foster a sense of community warmth. Residents and visitors alike are captivated by its scenic waterfront views, lush parks, and bustling marina. Rowayton strikes the perfect balance between a serene coastal retreat and a lively community.

What to Love

  • Picturesque seaside settings perfect for relaxation and water activities
  • A paradise for yachting enthusiasts with a bustling marina
  • Shakespeare on the Sound
  • Fresh, locally sourced seafood at renowned restaurants
  • Properties in Rowayton are highly sought-after for their location and aesthetics

Local Lifestyle

Rowayton's lifestyle is defined by its coastal charm and artistic soul. It's a place where the days are spent either sailing on the gentle waves or strolling through the quaint streets lined with unique shops and galleries. Evenings are often filled with community events or dining at exquisite local restaurants that serve fresh seafood. The town’s artistic events and festivals add a touch of creativity and community spirit, making it an ideal location for those who appreciate both the arts and the pleasures of seaside living.

Dining and Entertainment

Rowayton's dining scene is a reflection of its coastal elegance. Rowayton Seafood offers an exquisite seafood dining experience with breathtaking water views. As a historic mainstay of the community, Rowayton Market has provided a delightful selection of local produce and gourmet items to residents since 1753.
In addition, Rowayton Wine Shop is the go-to place for wine enthusiasts, offering a curated selection of fine wines. Additionally, Arden's presents an intimate cafe setting for enjoying unique culinary creations, from prosciutto toast to coconut yogurt plates.

Things to Do

In Rowayton, there’s never a dull moment. The Rowayton Yacht Club provides a perfect setting for sailing enthusiasts and social gatherings. Its prime location and services make it a cornerstone of the yachting community.
For those who love the arts and community events, Rowayton offers an array of activities throughout the year. Shakespeare on the Sound presents enchanting outdoor theater experiences, while events like the Turkey Trot and River Ramble bring the community together for fun and festivities. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is a forever favorite, and Bayley Beach offers endless summer fun with its beautiful sandy shores, water activities, basketball courts, volleyball, and more.


Rowayton belongs to Norwalk Public Schools, with exceptional institutions including: 
  • Rowayton Elementary School
  • Roton Middle School
  • Community Cooperative Nursery School




Overview for Rowayton, CT

3,991 people live in Rowayton, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $120,286. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Rowayton, CT

There's plenty to do around Rowayton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Placerito Tacos Truck, Attitude Dance & Active Wear, and Evolution Physical Therapy.

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Dining · $ 1.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.85 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.69 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rowayton, CT

Rowayton has 1,471 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rowayton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,991 people call Rowayton home. The population density is 6,986.287 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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