Set on the Five-Mile-River edging its way down to Long Island Sound, tiny Rowayton, CT is off the beaten path. Unobstructed water views set the stage for the mere 1.28 square miles, encouraging residents to get out and enjoy nature. The village provides all of the necessities, dry-cleaner, post office and a hardware store, as well as some luxuries, with Rowayton Market’s swanky groceries & Rowayton Seafood. The latter attracts a well-heeled crowd, hungry for lobster and oysters-on-the-half-shell with breathtaking water views. The town capitalizes on its lush park and seaside location by hosting the River Ramble each midsummer, featuring canoe races, live music and kids games.

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Rowayton, CT —
The Charm of Rowayton Today

The picturesque village of Rowayton lies at the mouth of the Five Mile River, adjacent to Darien, CT. Rowayton has around 3,000 people living in approximately 1,500 households. Rowayton retains its charming village-like character and easy ambiance with a waterfront downtown that includes the only remaining volunteer fire department in Norwalk. Other attractions include the Rowayton Seafood Restaurant and store, and Brendan’s 101 - an ice cream/sandwich shop, a wine shop, cleaners, post office, all rolled into one.

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Rowayton, CT —
The Oyster Town

Edging its way down the Five Mile River to Long Island Sound, the seaside village of Rowayton offers a unique blend of salty but traditional appeal. Once known primarily as an oyster town, Rowayton has developed into a combination of suburb and resort village.

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