The town of Rowley, located 32 miles north of Boston, was incorporated in 1639 and has maintained a rural setting while preserving much of its historic buildings and open spaces. Covering 20.3 square miles, Rowley lies along the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Ann, the mainland separated from the ocean by a small portion of Plum Island and Plum Island Sound. With a population of 5,973 citizens, Rowley is easily accessible from Route 95 and by train from Boston. With a picturesque town common and many streets lined with colonial homes near the town center, Rowley also offers shopping amenities and services along its Route 1 corridor.
Things to do in Rowley
- Mill River Winery: Enjoy medal-winning, hand-crafted wines in the tasting room
- Todd Farm Antiques: Award-Winning Sunday Morning Flea Market featuring up to 240 vendors
- Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary: Peaceful and serene, listen to birds signing while enjoying a hike
Dining in Rowley
- Off the Vine: warm and inviting with excellent salads, flatbread pizza, and Tuscan dishes
- Village Pancake House: quaint venue in a 1660 house with hearty breakfasts
- Agawam Diner: on the National Register of Historic Places - good food and excellent desserts!
- Bradford Tavern: American fare & creative cocktails served in a charming, rustic house
- American Barbecue: hearty BBQ plates, burgers, Mexican eats, and classic Southern sides
- El Tapatio: Mexican restaurant using the highest quality and freshest ingredients available
Places to Shop in Rowley
- Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates: 2017 Winner of Reader’s Choice “Best North Shore Chocolates”
- Salt Marsh Antiques: real antique shop with a fine selection of antiques & decorative accessories
- Sunburst Trading Company: sterling silver & turquoise jewelry, accessories and unique gifts
- T.J. Maxx: high-end designer fashion and brand names at affordable prices
- Childrens Orchard: A new kind of kids retail store!
Education in Rowley
Rowley is part of the Triton Regional School District with one elementary school, Pine Grove Elementary, and a regional middle and high school. Respect, integrity, and excellence are what the District strives to attain for all of its students with a mission to unite in supporting the development of engaged, successful, responsible, resilient learners; well-prepared to be ethical, empathetic, and contributing citizens. Rowley also offers its students the option of attending the Whittier Vocational Technical High School. There are two private schools in Rowley, Clark School and Solstice Day School.
Living in Rowley
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