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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Rockport is a suburb of Boston with a population of 7,212. Rockport is in Essex County. Living in Rockport offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rockport there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Rockport and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rockport are above average.
About Rockport...
Population
7,212

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,286
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Rockport Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    41.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    137.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Rockport

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,681
National
$55,322
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Rockport Reviews

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Rockport is a town like no other. Stay here for a few days, then you will be here for a lifetime. Whether you’re visiting or you’ve been living here all your life, you will be quick to recognise a friendly face. Rockport is a small town just 45 minutes away from Boston and located off of Gloucester. It’s a small fishing community with plenty of lobster and clams to eat! Don’t be fooled by the size because Rockport has so much to offer.
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Rockport is a dreamy place to live. You'll be here about an hour before neighbors introduce themselves, and welcome you. The schools are small, so attention is very individual, and every effort is made to meet the needs of every student. Wonderful education in business and the arts, particularly music, theater and fine arts, and digital media, with terrific engagement from the community. It's a piece of cake to commute into Boston on the commuter rail, which has WIFI, so you can choose to extend your work day to include your commuting time, if you wish. And when you get home, you are relaxing at the ocean. This should be a destination town for young high-tech families who want to get out of the city, and enjoy the perfect work/life balance.
Rockport is a beautiful, safe town. One can walk at night with no worries. It not only borders the ocean, it has quarries with miles of walking trails. The train goes into Boston. No supermarket, but 2 in the next town. It has 2 banks, a drugstore, and around 8 churches. Transfer station has a lively swap shop. It's a beautiful place to come home to. Winter is nice here as it's quieter. Rockport natives are the best people you'll every meet. On the flip side, the traffic in the summer is so bad that you have to plan when you leave your house. Parking in the town's center is difficult. It's remote, which is great if you don't have to go anywhere. The town's bylaws are vague or lacking. It seems that the town doesn't care about it's residents. Finally, you have to pray for considerate neighbors as houses tend to be close together.