This is a town where life runs at a slower pace and the subtropical climate is perennially mild. It is the kind of place where you need not hurry, the beauty is all around you and isn't going anywhere.
The city has even earned a ranking in the guidebook, "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America" and "America's Best Places to Retire" recognizes Rockport as being among the top retirement spots in the nation.
There are many things to do in the area, one of the more popular sites is "The Blue Ghost," the nickname given to the USS Lexington, which can be visited at the USS Lexington Museum. Rockport offers deep-sea fishing to golfing, water skiing, and more fishing.
This small town also summons bird watchers from all over the world to visit the famed Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, home of the endangered, migrating whooping crane and other wildlife species. There are various species of ducks that enjoy the serenity of the pond and surrounding area. An array of Coastal birds visit the area that include Mallards, Great Blue Heron, Egrets and the endangered Red-Billed Whistling Duck to name a few.
From November to March over 265 Whooping Cranes call the Aransas Wildlife Refuge home. This Aransas-Wood Buffalo flock is the worlds only wild migrating flock of Whooping Cranes.
Goose Island State Park is the home of the "Big Tree," perhaps the most famous oak tree in the world, estimated to be over 1,000 years old. Padre National Seashore extends southward for 113 miles of secluded natural splendor.
Locals work in everything from the arts, tourism and sport-fishing, outfitting to offshore oil rigging. Others make the half-hour commute to take advantage of Corpus Christi's diverse economy, while enjoying a home in Rockport-Fulton's scenic, laid-back ambience. This lovely little resort town offers a high quality of life in a prime location.
Rockport, the county seat of Aransas County, is on State Highway 35 on Live Oak Peninsula between Copano and Aransas bays, thirty miles northeast of Corpus Christi in the southern part of the county. Rockport is a warm haven for the winter-weary, the kind of place you will visit once and then want to buy your retirement dream home.