It’s not a surprise that Rockport MA homes for sale attract many prospective home buyers. The population is about 7,000 and it is located on the Cape Ann peninsula, so it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides.
Rockport was settled in 1623 and was named an official town in 1840. Rockport used to be uninhabited and it was a part of Gloucester with a huge source of lumber. Additionally, Rockport Harbor on Sandy Bay was a popular spot for fishing. Once Granite was discovered in Rockport, it became another major industry and granite shipping business.
A major event that occurred in Rockport was called “Rockport’s revolt against rum” in 1856 by a large group of women led by Hannah Jumper. They went through all of Rockport and demolished anything that had to do with alcohol or had alcohol in it. They banned all alcohol in Rockport and to this day, liquor stores are illegal in Rockport.
There are many fascinating places in Rockport. The Paper House is one of them. It is a house with furniture that is completely made of paper. Another fascinating place right off Rockport is Thacher’s Island which is an island with the famous two lighthouses. Dogtown Common is another popular place and it is an abandoned area that many people like to explore.
Once you visit Bearskin Neck you will never want to leave. Images of Rockport’s iconic fishing shack, known as Motif #1, on Bearskin Neck are know and recognized throughout the world and instantly familiar to any student of art.
Many movies were made in Rockport including The Next Karate Kid, Stuck on You, The Proposal, Mermaids, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Rockport has an engaging history, many recreational activities, and lots of famous connections.
Rockport MA Homes For Sale
Rockport MA homes for sale include many summer properties offering an array of recreational activities. There is a beautiful stretch of beach called Long Beach which has lovely summer homes sitting on land owned by and leased annually from the town of Rockport.
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