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Portsmouth is a historic city of approximately 21,000 residents on New Hampshire's coast. The heart of the Seacoast, and a popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth's historic downtown boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques, waterfront restaurants, breweries, art galleries, and more. Portsmouth is located within an hour's drive of Boston, the state capital in Concord, the cities of Nashua and Manchester, the southern coast of Maine and New Hampshire's scenic Lakes Region. Portsmouth prides itself on its many historical buildings and churches. Just minutes from several New Hampshire state beaches, it provides an excellent escape for residents on the hot summer days.

Portsmouth offers residents an exceptional quality of life with all the advantages of a seaside community, cultural center and proximity to other major urban centers. Students in Portsmouth enjoy an excellent public school system in grades preK-12.

First settled in 1630 as Piscataqua and soon renamed Strawberry Banke, the town was incorporated as Portsmouth in 1653 and became a city in 1849. The city was one of the nation’s busiest seaports and shipbuilding cities. Due to the wealth created, citizens built fine homes and town buildings that serve as historical landmarks that represent the architecture of the Colonial, Georgian and Federal style homes.

Portsmouth has many unique assets, including its role as NH's only deep-water port and its central role as a high-tech hub for northern New England. The Pease International Tradeport together with the Pease International Airport, were established following the 1990 closure of Pease Air Force Base. The Tradeport is a successful example of redevelopment and hosts many of the city’s largest employers. The city is also designated as a Foreign Trade Zone giving firms the ability to compete in International markets. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, located across the river in Kittery, Maine provides economic stability to the area. The city is less than an hour’s drive from Manchester, NH Boston, MA and Portland, ME. Its accessibility by air, rail, and Interstate 95, as well as its deep water port, enhance its capacity to attract small and large, independent companies with plans for national or global competitiveness.

If you are looking for new homes in Portsmouth, there are a variety of options available including single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums.

Portsmouth Neighborhoods

Some of the neighborhoods in Portsmouth with new home construction include:

  • Downtown: The downtown area is the cultural and commercial center of the city, and is known for its historic brick buildings, art galleries, and restaurants.
  • Little Harbor: This upscale neighborhood is located on the Piscataqua River and offers a mix of new and existing homes, as well as access to private beaches and marinas.
  • South End: The South End neighborhood is known for its Victorian-style homes and tree-lined streets. It is located near the downtown area and has a mix of new and existing homes.
  • Portsmouth Heights: Located on the outskirts of the city, Portsmouth Heights is a residential neighborhood with a mix of new and existing homes. It offers a more suburban feel and is convenient to shopping, dining, and other amenities.

Portsmouth neighborhoods, subdivisions, condominium and townhome communities include:

  • 100 Islington Street
  • 19 Richards Ave
  • 197 Madison Street
  • 277 279 Marcy Street

Portsmouth Schools

Students in enjoy an excellent public school system with an average student/teacher ratio of 12:1, one of the best in the state. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is served by the Portsmouth School District, which includes the following schools:

  • Portsmouth High School (9-12)
  • Portsmouth Middle School (6-8)
  • New Franklin School (K-5)
  • Little Harbour School (K-5)
  • Dondero School (K-5)
  • Portsmouth Discovery School (K-8)

Additionally, there are several private schools in the area, such as Portsmouth Christian Academy and Saint Patrick Academy.

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