The town of Rowley is home to nearly 6,000 residents and is part of Essex County. Rowley was initially settled as a plantation by 20 English families that arrived to the region on the ship, John of London, which also carried the first printing press to the region.
Rowley was incorporated in 1639 and in the following couple of years a stone bridge and dam were constructed on the banks of the Mill River to support the fulling mill that operated in town, the first of its kind in the colonies. The bridge, made of hand crafted granite, was the first in North America to be made completely of stone.
Hemp, cotton and flax cloth were products for which the town became known. The sawmill that began operating in Rowley in the mid-1600s continues to run today. The local economy leaned heavily on shoe factories and boat building at the beginning of the 20th century.
Its town common, also referred to as "the training place," got its name because it was the site of Benedict Arnold's encampment and training site during the Revolutionary War. These days Rowley has a fire and police department and offers residents the use of a free public library.
Millwood Apartments is one place to look for a place to rent in Rowley. This community has two-bedroom units within a complex situated in a wooded area that is located between Boston and the New Hampshire border. The state's capital is just 30 minutes from here, and these living spaces are in close proximity to I-95, affording tenants the tranquility of country living and the convenience of residing in the larger cities. Take a leisurely Sunday brunch in the large eat-in kitchens, or relieve all the tensions from the workday with a stroll on the landscaped grounds! With management staff available 24 hours a day, free parking and heat included with the cost of rent, tenants here have all the comforts of home without the worries that can sometimes come with being a renter.
People looking for something larger might consider a four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home for rent in town. Positioned off the street and near the Ipswitch River, this home with a nice back yard affords renters lots of privacy. The first level has a large professional style kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors, a spacious dining room and a living room enhanced by a fireplace. The master bedroom includes a luxurious full bath with a granite vanity, walk-in closet and a Jacuzzi-style tub. Tenants here will also have the use of a two-car garage.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Rowley