Rockport : Texas

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What Rockport is like for active adults
Situated on the Texas Gulf Coast, Rockport is a low-key tourist destination protected by barrier islands. Clean beaches offer great fishing and the surrounding areas offer plenty of birding opportunities. It's a relatively small community of about 10,000 that has been growing steadily - about 33% in the past decade. Fifty percent of the population is forty five or older. Life here is easygoing and water-oriented with a big cultural kick.
Aerial photo of Rockport courtesy of NOAA and Wikipedia.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are plenty of nice homes around the beaches and golf course not far from the marina.
The average home price was about $160,000 for most of 2012.

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What is special about this retirement community
Rockport has Texas's only certified Blue Wave Beach, making it one of the cleanest and safest in the state. There's no rough waves or strong undertow, so the water is great for swimming, kayaking, water skiing and boating. Rockport-Fulton are two coastal communities known for fresh seafood, fishing and entertainment on the Texas Coastal Bend. It's within a three-hour drive of Houston, San Antonio and Austin, and 30 minutes from Corpus Christi. Rockport is surrounded by water on three sides by the Aransas, Copano and Port bays and has been a favorite vacation spot for wealthy Texans since the 1800s. Together, they offer a bevy of group activities and beachfront meeting venues along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.
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What is not special about this retirement community
The possibilities of hurricanes.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Those who enjoy conservative values and mild winters retire here.
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Local economy is driven by
Tourism
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Climate and Physical Environment
Winters are mild and summers are very hot.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Rockport has plenty of festivals like Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair which is held in February, Oysterfest which is held in March, Seafair is held in October, The HummerBird Celebration in September, The Rockport Film Festival in November, & Rockport Christmas By The Bay in December. Although it's primarily thought of as a vacation destination, Rockport-Fulton caters to small groups. It also has some of Texas' most unusual waterfront meeting venues, including the Paws and Taws Fulton Convention & Meeting Center and the Rockport Beach Pavilions. There are several hotels as well as the eclectic assortment of luxury beach resorts, cabanas, vacation homes, beachside condos and bed-and-breakfast inns Rockport-Fulton offers.
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Crime
Crime in Rockport is at the national average.
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Medical facilities
Rockport Urgent Care Center Our local healthcare community currently includes facilities focusing on physical therapy, eye care, home health, hospice, dialysis, chiropractic, and counseling.  There is a brand-new urgent care center open seven days a week with advanced technology including full X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, an on-site reference laboratory, and staffed with experienced health care.
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Transportation
Rockport has a 24-Hour Taxi Service available, as well as Gulf Coast Taxi & Shuttle Service.
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Valuable Links
Rockport, Texas on Wikipedia
City of Rockport
Welcome to Rockport-Fulton
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Facts about ROCKPORT
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
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