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

Rockport Homes & Condos For Sale May 23, 2022
11
Listed
50
Avg. DOM
$540.71
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,295,000
Med. List Price
11 Properties
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,232
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
15
Days on Site
72978239
MLS
Spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bath Custom-Built Home with Sweeping Ocean Views from every room overlooking the Town of Rockport! First time on market by its' Original Owner! Awake with the sunrise & relax...
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,303
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
54
Days on Site
72960106
MLS
Rockport- Gorgeous, Classic Colonial Home! Masterfully updated inside for modern living, yet in keeping with the original early 1900 s detail. 14 rooms in this stunner! Library/office with wood...
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,352
Sq.Ft.
1869
Year Built
11
Days on Site
72981644
MLS
Landmark c1869 Charles H. Cleaves house stands guard over Rockport s Sandy Bay. This handsome Greek Revival is perched high on Pasture Hill, with commanding views of the Atlantic; from Pigeon Cove to...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,648
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
49
Days on Site
72962443
MLS
Commanding double lot on close to an acre in the coveted South End, just a short stroll from Old Garden Beach, this meticulously maintained home delivers the best in New England coastal living....
$1,495,000
Neighborhood: The Avenues-
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,874
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
34
Days on Site
72969426
MLS
SEIZE THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to see the ocean, hear the surf, and feel the summer breezes from this turn of the century Colonial. Step inside the inviting front door and admire the grand fireplaced...
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,081
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
249
Days on Site
72897004
MLS
The perfect anchorage right on Rockport s historic White Wharf, this solidly built property with its imposing granite foundation and walls, beach and water access, and spectacular views out to Sandy...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,291
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
49
Days on Site
72962641
MLS
Welcome to this gorgeous modern colonial home. This open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. This elegant chef kitchen has an induction cooktop, double oven, a large island with a mini drink...
Open 5/28
5 Broadway Rockport, MA 01966
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
1850
Year Built
4
Days on Site
72985737
MLS
This lovely, newly updated 4-5 bedroom home is a single family attached townhouse located in the heart of Rockport's downtown cultural district. A spacious light and bright home that is peaceful,...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,340
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
19
Days on Site
72977052
MLS
A 3BR, 1 BA, home has entered the real estate RACE & it's a WINNER! Go in through the front door to an open living space that includes a kitchen, dining, and living area with a wood stove in the...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,328
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
62
Days on Site
72956610
MLS
FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY! This multi-level home is located a stone's throw from the ocean! Featuring 2 bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath, and a covered front porch with partial ocean views! On...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,759
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
20
Days on Site
72976739
MLS
Buyers got Cold Feet, their loss is your gain! 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home in the heart of Rockport. You will feel as if you have entered a Mediterranean Villa when stepping inside this incredibly...

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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