Present day Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a lot different looking than it was even a decade ago. Through a combination of efforts to preserve it's rich history while also building for the future, the county's only city offers a truly unique lifestyle for people looking to call the NH Seacoast home.
The city's focus on historical preservation is on full display in the South End of Portsmouth at Strawbery Banke. This neighborhood is the oldest to be settled by Europeans and features dozens of restored colonial style buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
If you travel from Strawbery Banke into town along Portsmouth's brick sidewalks past charming retail shops and renowned restaurants you'll land in Market Square, the unofficial hub of the city. Today, Portsmouth's growth is responsible for extensive commercial development, a range of housing options and public facilities in all corners of the city. The latest examples of Portsmouth's commitment to sustained growth are the two recently rebuilt bridges (Memorial Bridge and Sarah Long Bridge) that connect the city to it's neighboring town of Kittery in Maine.
While Portsmouth's appeal attracts tourists year-round, the city still maintains its "small-town" feel with residential neighborhoods featuring quiet tree-lined streets and a mix of new residential construction and restored homes all within walking distance to downtown.
2017 Pr0perty Tax Rate
Population (2010 Census)
Households (2010 Census)
Portsmouth Town Seal