Rowayton is a classic New England opulence with a relaxed beach vibe.

Welcome to Rowayton

A luxurious town with a beautiful coastline and a private beach
Rowayton is a exquisite New England village along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Named for its opulence, wealth, and remarkable golden shoreline, the Gold Coast is one of the most expensive and exclusive areas to live in New England. Rowayton has private beach access and plenty of open green spaces, making it perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors. Summers in New England are warm, with endless sunshine, and with the contrast of cold and snowy winters, residents love to take advantage of all nature has to offer. In Rowayton, residents can enjoy the sun and sand at Bayley Beach Park, as well as boating and fishing.
Rowayton might feel worlds away along the shore of Long Island Sound, but it's also incredibly close to all that New York City has to offer. Rowayton is connected to New York City by train, and residents can get to Grand Central Station in just about an hour. 
Rowayton is also popular with families due to friendly neighborhood community, lavish green spaces charming village, and offers a small town feeling.

What to Love

  • A stunning coastal town with exclusive beach access
  • Lots of lush green spaces
  • Welcoming community for all age groups
  • Grand waterfront homes

Local Lifestyle - Living in Rowayton

Rowayton is a classic New England opulence with a relaxed beach vibe. Rowayton is private, exclusive, and affluent, making it a highly desired place to live. Residents in Rowayton enjoy being outdoors and the private beach that comes with being a resident.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rowayton is filled with eclectic and stylish shops that you can’t find anywhere else. Chou Chou is a boutique featuring high-end brands, personalized shopping, and a luxury experience. Chou Chou is known for high-end, personalized service that will help you find the perfect outfit, gift, or accessory.
High-end fashion in Rowayton isn’t just for adults. There are shopping opportunities for the whole family. Classic Prep for Kids has its flagship store location in Rowayton. Featuring stylish outfits in classic Connecticut style, Classic Prep for Kids has adorable designs and impeccable service to match.
There are also impressive restaurants right around the corner in downtown Rowayton. Located on the waterfront, Rowayton Seafood is a stylish restaurant sourcing deliciously fresh seafood from the fish market next door. Featuring a menu filled with New England favorites like seasonal oysters on the half shell, New England clam chowder, and of course, fresh lobsters, Rowayton captures the best of New England seafood right from the coast.
Next door, Sails American Grill offers a New American menu featuring delicious seafood, burgers, pasta, and other American classics. With a fun atmosphere, Sails hosts guests in a nautically-themed dining room or a spacious outdoor patio.

Things to Do in Rowayton

Rowayton has a strong community and many events that bring everyone together throughout the year, featuring art, music, and food. Shakespeare on the Sound is a performing arts group that can be found in Pinkney Park along Long Island Sound. The group puts on entertaining productions featuring Shakespeare’s best work in a marvelous outdoor venue.
Rowayton Arts Center features a facinating gallery, rotating exhibits, and events, as well as classes for all ages. Classes offer a variety of media and art types, including watercolors, pastels, acrylics, photography, and more.
Rowayton Summer Music Festival brings the best of local and national names to Bayley Beach Park to dance and enjoy life in a weekly concert series. With amazing music, great food, and drinks, the Rowayton Summer Music Festival brings together the community to celebrate the best parts of summer. The fun doesn’t stop in Rowayton when summer ends, though. Rowayton Oktoberfest features a variety of breweries and plenty of food every year at the Rowayton Community Center.

Schools in Rowayton

Rowayton is served by Norwalk Public Schools


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 Seaside Sliders, One Bro Pizza Co., and Attitude Dance & Active Wear.

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Dining 2.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.41 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 3.55 miles 7 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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Schools in Rowayton, CT

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