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 September 30, 2022
12
Listed
53
Avg. DOM
$490.36
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,245,000
Med. List Price
12 Properties
$3,950,000
Neighborhood: South End
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,342
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
117
Days on Site
72992737
MLS
One of the most remarkable, seaside locations in the town of Rockport's desirable South End, this 1.5-acre property features 280-degree unobstructed ocean views of Straitsmouth Island wildlife...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,575
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
74
Days on Site
73014471
MLS
Beautifully appointed contemporary on prestigious Doctors Run offers a luxurious family compound and a sweet venue for entertaining. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with 3 garages features a sun-filled...
$1,550,000
Neighborhood: Pigeon Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,848
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
39
Days on Site
73005011
MLS
Brand New Construction High End Finishes Throughout, Single level Living if so desired.1 STEP FROM GARAGE IN Beautiful open concept McCormick Kitchen with large 10 foot center island with 36" gas...
$1,450,000
Neighborhood: Pigeon Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,168
Sq.Ft.
1890
Year Built
88
Days on Site
73007325
MLS
Renovated and expanded this classic Victorian on a quiet side street in Rockport's Pigeon Cove is a rare combination of Old World charm and modern convenience. With its wrap-around porch and elegant...
5
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
3,835
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
73
Days on Site
73014840
MLS
Built as solidly as the rock that made the fortune of its first owner, the founder of Rockport Granite Company, this stately and spacious 5+ bedroom, 3.5 bath home honors its storied past while...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,285
Sq.Ft.
1800
Year Built
60
Days on Site
73020436
MLS
Rising above Rockport's iconic Main Street, this highly distinctive and beautifully maintained Victorian home offers a wealth of living and income options. The generously proportioned main house...
Open 10/1
14 Old Harbor Rd Rockport, MA 01966
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,235
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
8
Days on Site
73040541
MLS
Nestled among the galleries, shops, & eateries on legendary Bearskin Neck (ca. 1695) a prime destination for locals & travelers from afar stands this prime harbor front property has a long history as...
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,907
Sq.Ft.
1850
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73033945
MLS
Once home to Twin Lights Soda, this amazing property boasts two buildings on one lot! There is a 4-square house featuring 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Adorable front porch to relax and enjoy the...
Open 10/1
18 Landmark Lane Rockport, MA 01966
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,104
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
73029557
MLS
Nestled in the woods on a lovely lot w/ beautiful gardens & seasonal ocean views to be expanded upon, this recently renovated home offers one level living if desired. First floor is a warm and...
Open 10/2
5 Broadway Rockport, MA 01966
$899,000
Neighborhood: In Town
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,955
Sq.Ft.
1850
Year Built
18
Days on Site
73035914
MLS
ROCKPORT - This absolutely charming, light filled mid-19th century townhome located in Rockport's cultural district is just a short distance to Rockport Harbor, fabulous restaurants, shops and...
Open 10/2
169 Granite Street Rockport, MA 01966
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,240
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
101
Days on Site
73001685
MLS
Enjoy stunning water views of Pigeon Cove Harbor and the Ocean from this bright and sunny home! Zoned as a Two-Family but currently used as a single family. This lovely home features hardwood floors,...
2
Beds
1
Baths
736
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
44
Days on Site
73026940
MLS
Enjoy the ease of one level living in this charming 2 bedroom Ranch on a quiet side street in Rockport. The home is situated on a nice level lot of land with ample space for gardening and outdoor...

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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