ROWAYTON, Conn. -- Rowayton has been named the "Sixth Happiest Seaside Town" in America by Coastal Living Magazine, according to its website .
The magazine says the village at the mouth of Connecticut's Five Mile River "is straight out of a Norman Rockwell illustration" and cites its appeal to artists over the decades.
Rowayton, a section of Norwalk, has about 4,000 residents, who enjoy the convenient pizza places and ice-cream spots.
The magazine also gives a shout-out to the Norwalk Inn on the Norwalk River as a place to stay, even though it's a 10-minute drive from Rowayton.
The magazine's Top 10, in descending order, are:
10. Pescadero, Calif.
9. La Jolla, Calif.
8. Pa'ia Town, Maui
7. Kennebunkport, Maine
6. Rowayton, Conn.
5. Newport, R.I.
4. Sag Harbor, N.Y.
3. Sanibel Island, Fla.
2. Harwich Port, Mass.
1. Beaufort, S.C.
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