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.

"It is also the site of the annual ‘Shakespeare on the Sound’ production in the summer"

Pinkney Park is a favorite place to view the boats on the Five Mile River as it makes its way to the Long Island Sound. It is also the site of the annual ‘Shakespeare on the Sound’ production in the summer, as well as the summer concert series, the River Ramble festival, and summer Farmers Market.

"The oyster fishermen prospered and built large Victorian homes along Rowayton Ave."

There is something for everyone in Rowayton with organizations and activities like: The Civic Association, Arts Center, Gardeners Club, Rowayton Parents Exchange, Historical Society, Memorial Day parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Labor Day Swim races, Comedy Night, and the Santa Run. The Community Center boasts its own teen center, library, and dog park. There are also two nursery schools in town.

Brief History

Rowayton was founded by farmers and fishermen in the 1600’s and was a major oyster-fishing center in the 1800’s. The oyster fishermen prospered and built large Victorian homes along Rowayton Ave. In the 1920’s, summer homes were built along the river and beaches, and the sailing community began to develop into the suburb that exists today.

Featured Listings

35 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk (Rowayton), CT

Nantucket in Rowayton! Direct waterfront retreat with private dock 55 minutes from NYC. Grassy yard, your own beach, new seawalls, private dock, all on a double lot of .29 acres in the private enclave of Rowayton Beach Association. 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, 5500 SF, this rambling New England charmer was remodeled by Roger Bartels. Then the house was upgraded in 2013 with all new mechanicals, heating system, plumbing, landscaping, hardscaping etc when it was also raised. A mix of sleek open floor plan and original beams and floors from 1926 gives this home character and warmth. Plenty of living spaces include living room, family room, den, new covered decks, new patio. Master has windows galore and waterfront balcony. Watch the boats and paddleboarders go by or jump on your boat from your private dock and explore the Long Island Sound. Your own private resort awaits in this coveted and friendly beachside oasis!

37 Old Parish Road, Darien, CT

What a beauty! This architect designed 4000+ SF, 2004 built open concept bright and airy home will wow you. Classic on the outside, spacious on the inside, this home has the convenience of walking to either of two train stations, the new Commons shopping area in Norton Heights and the soon to be built Corbin Bywater mixed use project in downtown Darien, the largest development project in the towns history, which will bring many new boutiques, bars and restaurants. Nevertheless, the home sits on a peaceful, level .57 acre lot-the best of all worlds. Some highlights include a huge luxurious Master BR suite, three wood burning fireplaces, including one in the Master, Chef's kitchen with island, and an easy flow for today's lifestyle. Gorgeous home in a great location! Don't miss the 3D tour.. Click virtual tour button.
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