Get ready for the biggest event of the year (March 7th - 10th 2024) The Fulton Oysterfest festival grounds are brimming with excitement! From thrilling carnival rides to a variety of games, there’s endless fun to be had. Quench your thirst with a refreshing beer sipped from our iconic mugs and explore our unique shops for one-of-a-kind treasures. Plus, don’t miss out on the adrenaline-pumping Oyster Eating Contest. It celebrates good times and the delicious bi-valve we all love. The Fulton Oysterfest is a must-visit event for a fantastic time.

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Get Ready for Lamar's 2024 LaMardi Gras!

Held annually at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department station just outside of Rockport, Texas, LaMardi Gras is the Live Oak Peninsula’s very own Mardi Gras celebration – Coastal Bend style! This year’s festivities and fundraising takes place Friday Feb 9, 2024 & Saturday Feb 10, 2024 at the old Fire Department, (224 Hagy) and follows Hagy Dr toward Bois D' Arc, turns right up Bois D' Arc toward the new Fire Department


VFD Fundraising and the LaMardi Gras

One of the methods used to raise funds for the equipment and operation is the annual LaMardi Gras celebration. Now in its 15th year, LaMardi Gras helps to provide just some of the fundraising necessary for the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department…

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Golf Course fairway with water feature in Rockport, Texas

One of the countless outdoor activities people love to do during the tourist season in the Texas Coastal Bend is playing golf. Nestled between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay on the Texas Live Oak Peninsula, Rockport Country Club boasts spectacular views that prompted the Dallas Morning News to name them one of our state’s 50 best private golf clubs.

But before you throw your clubs and shoes into the car, you want to be properly provisioned for golf the Gulf Coast way. The folks at Rockport Properties recommend you consider these 12 golf bag essentials before hitting the links.

  1.     Binoculars

More than 500 species of birds and other wildlife are found in the coastal area in and around Rockport Country Club. Waterfowl and songbirds use the…

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

Whooping Cranes in Arkansas Bay, Texas

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wingspans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most…

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Fishing in Rockport Texas- Fishermen and their catch of the day

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water, and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise, some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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ROCKPORT STRONG: A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH TEXAS GEM

we thought you might enjoy learning about some of our favorite hot spots and hidden gems in Rockport, TX.

The Best Places for Coffee

Main Street Coffee House - has the coolest entry with book binds as stairs! Inside you will find a relaxing vibe full of books, boardgames, and your favorite cup of joe.
Bella La Brew Coffee Bar - offers the best coffee with freshly made scones every day! It's also the most eclectic gift shop with unique finds, that you never knew you needed!

The Best Lunch Spots

Ngo's Dine-In - is a new Chinese restaurant with generous portions & great prices!
Tropical Smoothie Cafe - is a quick and healthy option. They offer everything from…

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Aside from location and the financial commitment, whether you choose to live in a home or in a condo is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your next big purchase. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’ll help you sift through Rockport real estate listings that feature both kinds of properties.

Homeowners buy the land and the house, while condo ownership will only include the living space inside the condo unit and a portion of the common areas of the building. Here are some of the pros and cons of each type as you begin your search.

Condo Pros

Condos are perfect urban living centers, and with this kind of living on the rise, they’ve been rising in popularity. Condos are generally within walking distance of necessities like shops and…

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At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’re your first stop for waterfront homes in the Rockport area. Our agents have decades of experience with the ins and outs of waterfront real estate, and can help you get that beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico that you always wanted.

Waterfront property comes with a few unique areas you need to pay attention to as a potential buyer. Here are a few of these to keep in mind.

Property, Not Structure

It’s common for buyers to become enamored with a waterfront house – so enamored, in fact, that they forget to consider all the other property elements that go into buying on the waterfront. Things like swimming, the view, privacy and numerous other considerations go into your decision, and they have to be factored…

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For many looking to buy a home, especially those doing so for the first time, the process can be both exciting and full of surprises. Many buyers need to temper their expectations just a bit in a few important areas to ensure that they’re staying grounded and checking all the right boxes during this process.

At Rockport Properties, we’re here to help everyone from first-timers to experienced real estate flippers. Let’s look at a few basic areas where your expectations might not meet reality, and how to properly align your thinking.

Keep Options Open

You’ll spend lots of time going through property listings to begin your process, creating a list of homes that match your price range and desired features. It’s important to remember here, though,…

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Real Estate

Every area of the real estate world requires knowledge and attention to detail, and putting a home up for sale is just one example. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’ll help you list and sell your home with an excellent marketing and sales plan.

Those who don’t employ the services of an experienced real estate agent like ours will often make several common mistakes during a house sale, some of which can be serious and torpedo the sale of the home. Let’s look at some of these mistakes, and how to avoid them.

Skipping Preparation

Once you’ve decided to sell, it’s common for many people to try and get the home to market as soon as possible. At the same time, you have to make sure you spend the necessary time preparing it for sale. You can only…

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