Rowley Real Estate
Rowley is a quiet town that lies along the Atlantic Ocean 32 miles north of Boston. Occupying 20.3 square miles, Rowley is separated from the ocean by a small portion of Plum Island and Plum Island Sound. Rowley has preserved much of its history and open spaces, recently purchasing several parcels of land to ensure no further development.
The town has also invested in protecting its historic character. Many colonial homes with a variety of architectural styles line the streets around the Town Common. Rowley’s 6,000 residents also enjoy the convenience of shops and other services located along the Route 1 corridor. Read more about Rowley.
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Rowley borders Newbury on the north; Ipswich to the south; Georgetown to the northwest; and Boxford to the west. Commuters can get into Boston fairly easily by train or to other points south via Route 95. Rowley is one of the stations along the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail, providing service to other North Shore destinations and Boston’s North Station.
Rowley’s many protected areas, such as the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, provide stunning venues for hikes, birding, and enjoying the raw beauty of the coast. Todd Farm Antiques is another Rowley institution with a Sunday Flea market featuring more than 240 vendors. Tucked away from the town, Mill River Winery offers regular and tastings and is known for its award-winning Naked Chardonnay.
Rowley once extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Merrimack River, including present-day Georgetown, Boxford, Groveland, Bradford and part of Middleton. Settlers carved up the town as various communities created their own towns. The Town Common holds historic significance as the training ground where Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec camped in 1775 during the American Revolution. Rowley also once enjoyed a reputation as a mill town, producing hemp and flax cloth and later transitioning to manufacturing to produce wagons and shoes.