Named as one of the Best Places to Live by the Boston Globe, Rockland, Mass., has all the amenities you're looking for in your new community. Rockland is made up of many different neighborhoods, all full of homes for rent and with the same quiet, safe appeal. Many families choose to settle down in Rockland because it's far enough from a big city to maintain a peaceful suburban atmosphere, but close enough that going downtown for entertainment, services and appointments isn't a hassle. Rockland is also located only a few miles from the scenic Atlantic coastline and its beautiful landscapes and fun recreation opportunities.
Many of the attractions in Rockland are centered on spending time in nature. Ames Norwell State Park, Wompatuck State Park and Studleys Pond are all in the area and offer enthusiasts a place to go hiking, biking, swimming and nature watching. Rockland's Lower Union Street Historic District runs from Union and Water streets to Market Street and, as a member of the National Register of Historic Places, is an interesting place to walk around.