Portsmouth rests on the serene Elizabeth River. It is one of the oldest cities in the Hampton Roads area, known primarily, of course, for its port. There are numerous neighborhoods in Portsmouth-- each with its own uniqueness, such as Olde Towne, West Park View, Alexander Corner, Westhaven Park, and Swimming Point. The atmosphere is relaxed and there are both government and civilian job opportunities in this city whose economy is reported to be “stronger than average.”
There are historic entertainment venues such as The Hill House, the Cedar Grove Cemetery, and the Naval Shipyard Museum. Nature-lovers might wish to explore Paradise Creek Nature Park or activities on the river. Shoppers can enjoy boutiques, specialty shops, and the Little Shoppes on High. Youngsters may explore the largest Children’s Museum in the state, while game-loving parents prefer a tour of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Those artistically inclined might spend some time in the activities at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center including glass working and yoga, for example.
A ferry boat ride across the Elizabeth River brings downtown Norfolk and Colonial Williamsburg within easy and convenient reach. Imagine returning to your waterfront home on the river to enjoy an evening meal and the sun setting gently into the horizon.