Portsmouth VA Real Estate

portsmouthPortsmouth is located in the heart of the Hampton Roads area on the western side of the Elizabeth River directly across from the City of Norfolk.  With a population of 101,377 (as of the 2006 census), Portsmouth is one of the older cities in Hampton Roads and has a limited capacity for growth, since it is surrounded by water and other Hampton Roads cities.

Despite its name, The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility which is actually located in Portsmouth; Navy ships of all types are built, remodeled, and repaired here. There is a large military medical community thanks to the Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital.

Portsmouth Recreation

Portsmouth is about 15-20 minutes from the Norfolk International Airport, and is serviced by the Hampton Roads Beltway and several bridges and tunnels from neighboring cities.  In recent years, Portsmouth has seen a revival of its charming downtown business and historic district, referred to as Old Towne.  Old Towne features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.  Along with the many unique restaurants and entertainment venues in the Old Towne district, Portsmouth is home to several other attractions for families and visitors.  The Children’s Museum of Virginia, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Naval Shipyard & Lightship Museum, and Harbor Center (home of the Ntelos Pavilion, a concert venue which hosts mainly national touring acts) are all located in Portsmouth. 

Portsmouth Schools

portsmouthThe Portsmouth Public School System is made up of 14 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and several secondary and specialty schools. 

Portsmouth Real Estate

Portsmouth is considered to be one of the most affordable areas in the Hampton Roads region, although there are also many miles of waterfront property which are more exclusive.  A family-friendly city, Portsmouth has many parks and recreation centers for the public to enjoy.

Contact Information

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The Butler Team
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4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Ste 164
Virginia Beach VA 23452
Fax: 757-233-1552

The Butler Team, ABR, CRS, GRI

Dave  Macklin     Dave@ButlerTeamHomes.com 
Office: 757-237-2751      Fax: 757-233-1552