The cost of living in Rockport is 6% below the national average. The average value of a home in Rockport is $215,374. Education, county and local government, commercial fishing, retirement, health care, and tourist-related shops and attractions make up a large part of the economy.

There are a number of art galleries in the downtown district. With more than 200 artists calling Rockport home, there is a wide selection of opportunities for art lovers of all types. Many choose to live in this lovely, little resort town and commute to Corpus Christi to work.

Sports fishing, water skiing, sailing and kayaking are just a few of the water activities available in Rockport.