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Rockland is a town in Plymouth County with a population of about 17,000 and is located about 20 miles outside of Boston.

Settled in 1673 as part of Abington, Rockland was incorporated as its own separate town in 1874. The town was named for the rocky lands deemed largely unsuitable for farming. During the era of King Philip's War the town served as an encampment throughout the raids imposed on the neighboring town of Scituate.

Rockland was formerly the site of landing strips that were part of the greater South Weymouth Naval Air Station, but the strips were shut down in 1996 as a result of closures triggered by the passage of the Base Realignment and Closure Act. Nowadays Rockland is a favorite destination of artists, who congregate in the old factory buildings to work.

Rockland runs its own public school district in which it educates the approximately 2,500 students who reside in town. Some local students attend school at South Shore Public Charter School in the neighboring community of Norwell, and there are also several private schools in the region from which to choose.

Residents here have fire and police protection, the use of a public library, and live in the midst of several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town also hosts the headquarters for a number of large companies including EMD Serono, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company, the Tedeschi Food Shops convenience stores chain and Rockland Trust Company.

One and two-bedroom rental spaces are offered at Copley Gardens Apartments on Market Street. This three-level, 82-unit low-rise contains apartments with new carpeting, modern kitchens that include dishwashers and other amenities aimed at making any new tenant feel right at home. This community is within easy reach of public transportation, major highways, shopping centers and schools, and free parking is an added bonus for renters here. The building offers controlled access for added safety, and management and maintenance personnel are on the grounds to make sure the living experience is as worry-free as possible.

A two-bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse apartment on Boxberry Lane is another example of the kind of rental options available in Rockland. The generous living room space features hardwood floors to compliment the natural light throughout this space, which includes and eat-in kitchen and a splendid view at the rear of the unit. New interior paint, updated faucets and carpeting give this option modern elegance. This apartment, nestled within the charming Boxberry Square, is near Route 3, the local hospital and the Hingham Derby Shops.

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