Rowley is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,202 people and just one neighborhood, Rowley is the 234th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Rowley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rowley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rowley is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowley who work in management occupations (18.67%), office and administrative support (11.75%) and sales jobs (8.88%).
Of important note, Rowley is also a town of artists. Rowley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rowley’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rowley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rowley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rowley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rowley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Rowley is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Rowley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rowley, the average commute to work is 33.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.