Not just Rockton, but several Rockford area communities land in the top ten of the healthiest housing markets in Illinois, according to, a New York-based financial technology company, measures the health of the market by the average number of years residents spend in their homes, home values, ease of sale, and the costs associated with ownership.

Those numbers added up really nicely for not just Rockton, but also Roscoe, Machesney Park, and Loves Park.

Colin Clarke,