South End: A Historic Portsmouth Community

If it's New England charm you want, you've come to the right neighborhood! Portsmouth's historic South End is a wonderful mix of colorful houses, longstanding local businesses, and some of the prettiest waterfront views on the New Hampshire Seacoast. It's also easy to get to know your neighbors; the Friends of the South End keeps residents connected through biannual newsletters and interest groups.

The South End neighborhood is nestled between Court Street and New Castle Avenue just steps from Downtown Portsmouth. Not only is the Piscataqua River close by, but so are Portsmouth attractions like the Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park, and the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses. Let us introduce you to this charming Portsmouth neighborhood.

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You'll Love Living Near Downtown Portsmouth

As Realtors who call Portsmouth our home, we love living and working in this wonderful area. South End is a neighborhood we know well, so if you are considering buying a home in this community, we are more than happy to show you around.

Don't have time to take an in-person tour right now? That's okay—watch our video tour instead! Since South End is so close to Downtown Portsmouth, residents are only a few minutes from the city's best restaurants, local businesses, and all of the excitement in Market Square. In this video, we'll show you some of our favorite locations in this historic area of Portsmouth. Go ahead and see what the South End area has to offer!

South End Attractions

Key Features of South End

Activities & Sightseeing

Where do we begin? Your first stop should be the beautiful Prescott Park on Marcy Street, especially in the springtime when the flowers are in full bloom. South of the park and along the Piscataqua River are a number of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, including Geno's Chowder & Sandwich Shop, South Street & Vine, and Sanders Fish Market. If it's history you're after, be sure to visit the Strawbery Banke Museum and Wentworth Lear Historic Houses. Boating is also a favorite pastime with the Piscataqua River right at residents' doorsteps!

Homes & Communities

The homes in South End are full of New England charm! Most of your real estate options are two-story single-family properties, though you can find the occasional cottage in this neighborhood. Many South End houses are also painted in bright colors and have some form of outdoor space, be it a small garden or a front lawn with a white picket fence. Contact us and we'll help you find your dream home in Portsmouth's South End.

Portsmouth History

Because South End is right next to Downtown Portsmouth, this neighborhood grew up as the city did. You will find plenty of centuries-old properties in South End, including Pitt TavernSherburne HouseWentworth-Gardner House, and Tobias Lear House, to name a few. The Friends of the South End is dedicated to preserving South End's history and charm, as well.

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Portsmouth, NH is a beautiful place to live. If you're considering buying or selling a home in South End, 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.

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