Rowley, once known for its hemp, flax cloth, and cotton, home to the first stone arch bridge in North America, constructed entirely of hand-chiseled granite and no mortar, with a 1669 saw mill still in business today, still radiates old fashioned Americana today. The Colonial homes that line the streets, to the legendary Agawam Diner, the "New England Tradition" of Sunday morning trips to Todd Farm, antique shops, it's very own winery, andit's small, close-knit community, all make Rowley a great small American town.
Rowley Real Estate:
Rowley lies along the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cape Ann. Rowley owns a small section of Plum Island, protected by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Plum Island River separates the town from Plum Island and the meadows along side of it furnish valuable crops of salt hay. The banks of the Rowley River flourish with clams, yes the famous Ipswich clam comes from Rowley too. Read what the New York Times had to say about "The Deep Fried Truth About Ipswich Clams".
Rowley has one public elementary school, Pine Grove, two private schools: North Shore Montessori School and Clark School.The Clark School has supported elementary, middle, and high school students since 1978 and recently relocated to Rowley. Triton Regional School District services Rowley, Newbury, and Salisbury for middle and high school. We can't discuss Rowley schools without mentioning the Parker River Community Preschool since it's part of Windhill Builders' porfolio.
Rowley sits 32 miles North of Boston by train whichis one of the stations along theNewburyport/Rockport Lineof theMBTA Commuter Rail, providing service between Newburyport to theNorth Shoreand Boston'sNorth Station.The boundaries of the town are Newbury, the Atlantic Ocean, Ipswich, Boxford, and Georgetown. Interstate 95, US Route 1 also known as Newburyport Turnpike, Routes 1A and 133 all pass through town. These amenities make Rowley highly desirable for commuters who work in the city but wish to come home to the country.