NH - Portsmouth

"One of the Top Five Best Places to Live in America." That's what Money Magazine dubbed Portsmouth New Hampshire. That's quite an honor, and a great distinction for people when considering a move to Portsmouth. We have so much to offer both residents and visitors alike. As a matter of fact, many buyers I've worked with over time initially came here as visitors, returning again and again, and then decided to make Portsmouth their primary home.

A Snapshot of the Area



79ºF / 57ºF

Summer Climate

38ºF / 21ºF

Winter Climate

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Portsmouth at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 21,775
County: Rockingham
Median household income: $83,923
Median home value: $632,407

Travel & Commute

Hampton: 19 min
Rye: 11 min
Greenland: 12 min
Major Roads: US Byp 1, Interstate 95

There's So Much to LOVE in Portsmouth!

Portsmouth is a terrific location

We are right here on the coast of New Hampshire, just 45 minutes south of Portland, Maine and 45 minutes north of Boston, Mass. The closest snow skiing is an easy 30-40 minute drive to Gunstock Ski Mountain. The coast, with our beautiful beaches and Atlantic Ocean, is right here at our doorstep. We've got great highway access for all major commuter routes, airports in 3 cities are less than an hour's drive and we have a small airport right here in Portsmouth, Amtrak rail service is just 15 minutes away.

Portsmouth is just full of all kinds of things to do year-round!

We've got parks, multiple theaters and venues for all kinds of productions - plays, musicals, concerts, etc. Loads of shopping abounds all over the place, and we've got just about every kind of dining right here in Portsmouth that you can think of! Spring through Fall, our Seacoast Farmer's Market runs every Saturday - a great place to buy fresh local produce, make new friends, and meet up with old friends.

Portsmouth has great schools

Portsmouth has great schools, including a beautifully renovated and expanded high school.  We have 3 wonderful elementary schools, serving the various neighborhoods around town.  And to add to all that our schools have to offer, we have a brand new beautiful library right next door to the Middle School. Our green-certified library is one of the first green public buildings in the state of NH, as is one of our Portsmouth fire stations. In addition to our great schools right here, we're only a few minutes away from the University of New Hampshire, located in Durham.  UNH has one of the prettiest college campuses you'll ever see!

Portsmouth offers great housing opportunities of all kinds

Portsmouth offers great housing opportunities of all kinds, with a home to fit everyone's needs.  Being in New England, we have all kinds of antique homes as well as lovely new construction homes, and everything in between.  We've got great condos - both conversions as well as newly built, in all price ranges.  We have plenty of homes of all varieties and styles for buyers to choose from.

Portsmouth's economic environment is great!

We've got many great businesses here in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.  Over the last few years, a number of high-tech businesses have relocated to this area, causing this area to be dubbed the "e-Coast".  Our downtown area has free wireless set up, a perfect environment for businesses and business people who love being downtown.  They are looking into expanding this further to encompass more of the downtown area as well going into some of the neighborhoods close to downtown.  Plus, here in New Hampshire, we have NO income tax nor do we have a sales tax! This is just one of many reasons why Portsmouth is a great place to retire.

Talk To The Local Experts

Once you're here, this area just makes you fall in love with it, and this just helps to make our job that much more enjoyable!

If you're considering buying or selling a home in Portsmouth, contact us. As longtime residents and experienced Realtors, we have a wealth of resources about everything from tips to move to Portsmouth to ways to increase your home's value. Let's talk about your goals.

Call or text us at 603-436-1221.