Rockport Real Estate

Located at the tip of Cape Ann, 40 miles northeast of Boston, Rockport is a popular tourist town because it is surrounded on all three sides by the Atlantic ocean. The town is largely residential and originated as a small fishing village, drawing its name from the boulders scattered across its beaches. Rockport occupies 17.5 miles with its 7,000 residents concentrated in three neighborhoods – Downtown, the South End, and Bearskin Neck. Bearskin Neck is dominated by shops, art galleries and small eateries and is typically the departure point for boat tours, whale watches and other water excursions. The South End is more residential but features the rocky coastline and sweeping views for which Rockport is known. Rockport’s scenic main harbor is dominated by an old, brick-red fish shack known as Motif No. 1, so named because it is a favored subject of countless painters. In addition to restored historic homes with water views for which the region is well-known, Rockport also offers condos that take advantage of the coastal setting.   Read more about Rockport.

Rockport Homes & Condos For Sale

1 Beach Street, Rockport
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,000 SqFt

1 Beach Street, Rockport

$9,590,000
183 Street, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,456 SqFt

183 Street, Rockport

$5,700,000
10 Beach Street, Rockport
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 6,500 SqFt

10 Beach Street, Rockport

$4,290,000
162 Thatcher Road, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 7,022 SqFt

162 Thatcher Road, Rockport

$3,350,000
25 Dock Square, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 3,048 SqFt

25 Dock Square, Rockport

$1,550,000 ↓ $25,000
New
15 Atlantic Avenue, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,628 SqFt

15 Atlantic Avenue, Rockport

$1,525,000
15 Point De Chene Avenue, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,209 SqFt

15 Point De Chene Avenue, Rockport

$1,495,000
145 Street, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,600 SqFt

145 Street, Rockport

$1,299,000 ↓ $200,000
New
12 R Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,000 SqFt

12 R Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport

$1,295,000
26 King Street, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 15 Baths
  • 6,000 SqFt

26 King Street, Rockport

$989,000
1 T Wharf, Rockport
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,513 SqFt

1 T Wharf, Rockport

$699,000
334 Granite Street, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,104 SqFt

334 Granite Street, Rockport

$539,000 ↓ $20,000
48a Bearskin Neck, Rockport
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 769 SqFt

48a Bearskin Neck, Rockport

$459,000
41 Main Street #9, Rockport
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

41 Main Street #9, Rockport

$445,000
41 Main Street #9, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0.5 Baths
  • 728 SqFt

41 Main Street #9, Rockport

$445,000
105 Granite Street #4, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 472 SqFt

105 Granite Street #4, Rockport

$359,000 ↓ $20,000
New
4r Old County Road, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 547 SqFt

4r Old County Road, Rockport

$329,900
2 Long Beach #c, Rockport
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 420 SqFt

2 Long Beach #c, Rockport

$329,000 ↓ $9,900

More About Rockport

Rockport Location

Rockport lies directly east of Gloucester and is surrounded on its remaining three sides by the Atlantic ocean. Rockport is also the last station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail, providing service along the North Shore to Boston’s North Station. Route 127 is the main route passing through town.

Rockport Recreation

With the ocean on all sides, Rockport is home to a number of different beaches, each with their own appeal. Old Garden Beach is a small, cozy beach that is a quick walk from town. Back Beach is just off Beach Street and known for its classic views. Cape Hedge Beach is a quieter spot away from the summer crowds. Boating and fishing are also popular activities with year-round residents and many lobstermen still make their home there. In addition to a thriving art community, Rockport has evolved into a mecca for musicians. The Shalin Liu Performance Center hosts the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and is a big draw for music names in all sorts of genres. Rockport residents also enjoy the Rockport coastline from its many parks, including Headlands Park which draws hikers and those looking for a more leisurely stroll.

Rockport History

While Rockport has colonial roots as part of the Sandy Bay Colony in the 1600s, it largely survived as a fishing village and summer home for Boston’s elite. A mention of the area in Rudyard Kipling’s “Captains Courageous” helped attract many artists to the scenic harbor and Rockport’s art colonies continue to flourish today. As demand for its granite grew during the Industrial Revolution, Rockport’s quarries produced much of the stone. The granite trade attracted a number of residents of Scandinavian descent as these immigrants possessed stone-working expertise and comprised a large part of the workforce. Many of these workers would ultimately strike in the early 1900s for better conditions and win the right to a nine-hour work day as well as overtime pay. In 1856, “Rockport’s revolt against rum” took place when a gang of 200 women rampaged through the town, destroying anything containing alcohol. This event had long-range implications for Rockport. The town remained dry for years until 2005 and sales of liquor at stores weren’t allowed until March 2019. 

 

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