Residents affirm that the Town of Rockport is a visitorsâ€™ mecca located at the tip of Cape Ann. In an hour's pleasant drive north of Boston, this romantic Town is known for its delicious, fresh seafood served in waterfront restaurants with spectacular views. Restaurants in Rockport offer a variety of cuisine to satisfy any appetite, complemented by breathtaking water views. The town also has one school complex that includes K-12, and eight churches, and is renovating a former school building as a new library. There are many hotels, motels, and inns as well.
For over 160 years, people have traveled to Rockport for its miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters since Winslow Homer. The Rockport Art Association is very active and there are a number of fine artists' studios and galleries about town. Rockport also offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including pristine beaches, landmarks, a golf club, and various playing fields used by school as well as community leagues. Apart from these, Rockport hosts the Harvest Festival every year in October.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $403,600. Home appreciation in 2011 has been -0.48%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $62,042.-
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