Portsmouth, Virginia is over 250 years old and is located in the center of Hampton Roads. The city is currently home to 95,000+ residents, but more and more people are rediscovering the old world charm of the historical town. Portsmouth is a great central location for commuters - Virginia Beach is only a few minutes away and a quick ferry ride brings you right into Downtown Norfolk.
Portsmouth has a long history as a port city and is home to the historic Norfolk Naval Shipyard (named Norfolk but actually located in Portsmouth), a prosperous navel and merchant facility.
Portsmouth is full of charming, traditional neighborhoods that are perfect for raising a family- Historic Downtown, Port Norfolk and Midtown, to name a few. Portsmouth’s history can be taken in simply by walking the quiet streets downtown.
Those who own a home in Portsmouth will find they are centrally situated to visit many other Hampton Roads cities, but Portsmouth has many amenities itself. It’s home to the NTelos Wireless Pavilion, where residents can see their favorite bands. You’ll also find such attractions as the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Children’s Museum of Virginia.