The town of Rowley is located in Essex County along the Atlantic Ocean. A portion of Rowley is located on Plum Island. Rowley is less than an hour’s drive to Boston and has a stop on the MBTA Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail into Boston.
The average price for a single-family home in Rowley is $453,163 and the average price for a condo is $450,896.
The population of Rowley is 5,856, an increase of 6% compared to 2000.
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What Makes Rowley a Great Town to Live In?
Rowley is known for its antique shops all along route 1A. Todd Farm Antiques and Flea Market is a major attraction in Rowley. Thousands of shoppers come here looking for collectibles, antiques, and unique items. Todd Farm is open Sundays 5AM – 3PM from April to November and has 240 vendors from all over New England and New York. Rowley is also home Lynn’s Vintage Flair, a multi dealer store, with a wide selection of fun and unique items including jewelry, small furniture, clothes, home decor or antiques.
The Mill River Winery in Rowley produces handcrafted wines using the finest grapes from Massachusetts and other notable wine regions. Mill River’s 2010 Naked Chardonnay was awarded a silver medal by the American Wine Society. The flagship store for Winfrey’s Fudge and Chocolates is located in Rowley. The company makes homemade candy from the best ingredients and has been open since 1979.
Protecting and maintaining open space is an important goal for the residents of Rowley. In 2001, Rowley acquired 104-acre Hunsley Hills property as permanent open space.
The Great Marsh is the largest salt marsh in New England and includes over 20,000 acres of marsh, barrier beach, tidal river, estuary, mudflats, and upland islands extending across the Massachusetts North Shore that includes the town of Rowley.
Sawyer’s Island, now part of the 265-acre Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, connects over 8,000 acres of protected land and wildlife habitat within the Great Marsh Ecosystem, which supports a huge variety of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species.
The Agawam Diner in Rowley is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch. The diner was built in 1954 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another favorite spot is American BBQ, which serves genuine Wood-Smoked BBQ prepared in the true Southern tradition.
Rowley is served by the Triton Regional School System which also serves Salisbury and Newbury. The town has one elementary school, Pine Grove Elementary, which serves students up to the 6th grade. Triton Regional Middle School is for students in grades 7 and 8. And Triton Regional High School serves students in grades 9 through 12.
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Celebrating 25 years this winter in downtown Rowley