In many ways, Rockport remains a well-kept secret. Adjacent to Camden—and every bit as beautiful—many people consider the towns to be an extension of one another. But to those who call Rockport home, the distinction is important and it's easy to understand why: a village this special can certainly stand on its own merit. Rockport's harbor is as picturesque as any you'll find in Maine and walking its scenic hills is an exercise for both the legs and the senses—from many vantages the aesthetics are breath-taking, the air fragrant with salt-water and lilacs.
The perfectly small village, replete with a brand-new library, charming Opera House, and a smattering of restaurants, galleries, and specialty food shops, is evidence that Rockport has all that anyone could need, without anything extraneous.
As far as real estate: perhaps a Captain's house with a view of the harbor, a sprawling waterfront estate hidden from the roads by a copse of trees, a stately former church, or a small cottage a short walk from the water would suit your fancy? A bit quieter than some of the surrounding towns, Rockport possesses a special magnetism. Take a drive, a walk, or a boat ride (or all three!) to soak it in and see for yourself if this harborside village is the place for your future Maine property.