It’s only fitting that our first submission to the Town Spotlight section of our blog is our home base, the beautiful city of Portsmouth! Many consider Portsmouth to be the crown jewel of Seacoast New Hampshire. Set along the Piscataqua River, this charming waterfront city is a popular destination for visitors as well as residents. Portsmouth is an eclectic city, blending historic and modern elements at every turn.
History is Still on Display in Portsmouth
Portsmouth is home to Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor history museum showcasing architecture, furnishings, clothing and other aspects of daily life in the 1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s up through the mid 1950’s. There are also several historic buildings and museums such as John Paul Jones House, Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion and Warner House. A stroll through downtown Portsmouth blends old world charm with fantastic modern restaurants, shops and other local business.
Downtown Dining and Nightlife
With a multitude of restaurants and entertainment venues, there is always something going on in Portsmouth! Restaurants in Portsmouth range from the very casual diner to the most upscale fine dining experience to a quick seafood lunch on the water. Visitors flock from across the state and New England to experience the charm of downtown both at night and during the day.
After a bite you can take in a concert in Prescott Park, a movie at The Music Hall or a performance at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Portsmouth is rich with culture and has a vibrant visual and performance art scene.
Real Estate in Portsmouth
The real estate market in Portsmouth is always hot, hot, hot! Whether you’re looking for a condo in downtown Portsmouth, a starter home on the outskirts with easy commuter access or a historic home in the South End there is something for everyone in this idyllic city. Home prices in Portsmouth definitely bump up the average in Rockingham County. One of New Hampshire’s most sought after zip codes creates a high demand for housing, therefore home prices remain a little higher than in other parts of Rockingham County.
Number of Homes on the Market TODAY - 164
Median LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $347,900
Median SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $344,000
Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 71