Rowley, MA 01969

Rowley MA was colonized as a plantation by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers. In September of 1639, Rowley was incorporated. At its time, Rowley was made up of portions of what is now Byfield, Groveland, Georgetown, and Haverhill. Today, Rowley is about 19 square miles and 32 miles north of Boston. The town has a population of about 6,300 people. Bordered by Newbury to the north, Georgetown and Boxford to the west, and Ipswich to the south.

Rich in history, the streets of downtown Rowley are lined with historical colonial homes dating back hundreds of years. Rowley maintains being a quaint colonial town situated on a bucolic setting whilst being directly off of I-95 providing an easy commute to Boston. Rowley is a great in-between town of both Ipswich and Newburyport allowing a choice of downtowns, each being a 10-15 minute drive. Rowley being part of Greater Newburyport, Downtown Newburyport acts as an added downtown for residents full of restaurants, events, and locally owned shops. 

Along with both surrounding Newburyport and Ipswich, Rowley has it’s fair selection of restaurants. Just to list a few: Agawam DinerBradford TavernEl TapatioAmerican BBQOff the VineGrove, plus its options of takeout and pizza!

Basic Facts

  • Established 1639
  • 19.03 Square Miles
  • 32 Miles North of Boston
  • Population: Approx. 6,300
  • Zip Code: 01969
  • Area Code: 978

Real Estate

  • Households (2020 Census): 2,210   
  • Median Home Price: $685,000
  • Average $ per Sqare Foot: $351.94
  • Tax Rate (Per $1,000 of assessed): $14.62
  • Total Assessed Real Estate: $1,318,318,400
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  • Rowley is a member of the Triton Regional School District
  • One public elementary school: Pine Grove
  • View Our Schools Page for more school options and info


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