Rockport

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34 Broadway, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Town home, Attached Villa, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:No Restrictions
  • Gated:No
  • Average Rating:
 
Additional Facts
  • Airport: 50 Miles
  • Hospital: 2 Miles
  • City:
    Rockport
  • Home Exterior:

    Siding, Brick, Stone
  • SF Range:

    1000 - 5000
  • Lawn Care: Not Included
  • Featured Amenity: Walking & Biking, Fitness Facility, Golf Course, Grandkids Play Area, Restaurant On-Site, Scenic Lakes, Library, Picnic Area, Parks & Natural Space, RV & Boat Storage, Boating, Marina,

History

Prior to the arrival of colonists and English explorers, Cape Ann was home to several villages of the Native Americans occupied by Agawam tribe members. In 1605, the peninsula was named Cap Aux Isles by Samuel de Champlain, and his journey could have momentarily settled in that area. When the first Europeans located a permanent community in 1623 at Gloucester, the majority of Agawams were killed by illnesses caused by having contacts with the Europeans.

The place that we now know as Rockport used to be an unoccupied part of Gloucester for over 100 years and was, for the most part, utilized as a timber and pine source to build ships. Likewise, Cape Ann’s surrounding area was among New England’s most excellent fishing grounds. A dock was constructed in 1743 at the Rockport harbor and was utilized for fishing and timber. By early 19th century, the early granite pits were built, and the Rockport granite was transported by the 1830s to towns and cities all over the East Coast.

Area and Climate

Rockport is situated at Cape Ann’s far eastern end and is bordered by 3 sides by water. Milk Island, Straitsmouth Island and Thacher Island are all part of Rockport that rest off of the town’s coast. The shore is mainly rocky on the northern part of Lands End and is a bit less on the south. Old Harbor and Rockport Harbor offer a deeper level of water for the docking boats and are close to the middle of the town, thus providing a beach access to the fishing district. Additionally, the other protected regions of this town consist of Knight Wildlife Reservation, Halibut Point State Park & Reservation and Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge, plus there is a smaller area located on south Halibut Point and is managed by Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Residents of Rockport get to experience 44 inches of rain yearly. Thirty-seven is the US average for the rain and twenty-five for snow. Rockport gets 52 inches of snow yearly, though. Typically, the town has 203 sunny days each year. July is the hottest month in Rockport, whereas January is considered as the coldest month. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -9°F in the year 2004.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The cost of living in Rockport is 59.10% higher than the country’s average when compared to the rest of the US states.

As for real estate, the projected median value of a condo or home in the year 2011 was $491,970. At that same year, the mean prices for housing units are $696,559; $640,327 for townhomes and attached units; $723,550 for occupied vans, RVs, boats, etc.; $717,896 for detached homes; $503,123 for two-unit buildings; $411,543 for 5 or more structure units; and $658,360 for 3-4 structure units.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Rockport, Massachusetts is a cultural retreat with tons of events. Both the locals and tourists enjoy the year-round special events and shows, globally admired music and dance concerts, festivals, and Broadway-quality theaters.

Bearskin Neck is a wonderful stretch of old lobstermen and fishermen cabins that were slowly converted into galleries, restaurants and shops. Another point of interest is the Halibut Point Reservation, which is a nature preserve run by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Trustees of Reservations.

Founded in 1921, the Rockport Art Association is among the most active and oldest organizations in the United States.

Shalin Liu Performance Center is a world-class performing arts facility, and Dogtown Common is a deserted local village in Cape Ann that is permanently protected at present.

Two more attractions in Rockport include The Paper House at 52 Pigeon Hill Street, a house (along with its furnishings) that is completely made of paper, and Thacher’s Island, which is an island with twin lighthouses.

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Grandkids Play Area
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Scenic Lakes
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Boating
  • Marina
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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Lifestyle

Rockport, Massachusetts is a cultural retreat with tons of events. Both the locals and tourists enjoy the year-round special events and shows, globally admired music and dance concerts, festivals, and Broadway-quality theaters. Bearskin Neck is a wonderful stretch of old lobstermen and fishermen cabins that were slowly converted into galleries, restaurants and shops. Another point of interest is the Halibut Point Reservation, which is a nature preserve run by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Trustees of Reservations. Founded in 1921, the Rockport Art Association is among the most active and oldest organizations in the United States. Shalin Liu Performance Center is a world-class performing arts facility, and Dogtown Common is a deserted local village in Cape Ann that is permanently protected at present. Two more attractions in Rockport include The Paper House at 52 Pigeon Hill Street, a house (along with its furnishings) that is completely made of paper, and Thacher’s Island, which is an island with twin lighthouses.

  • Art Galleries
  • Shopping
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Great Seafood
  • Great Dining
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Walking
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Home to Motiff # 1 (Most Painted Subject)
  • Fishing Charters
  • Gift Shops

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