Portsmouth is located in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region and is home to approximately 21,000 residents. Set along the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is a charming, eclectic city with a thriving downtown and widespread industry. These many positive attributes have landed Portsmouth on many national “best places to live” lists.
Portsmouth also has a rich history and culture. Laying claim as the nation’s third-oldest city, it’s settlement was centered largely around the United States Navy and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (located just across the border in Maine). Now you can stroll down cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks or visit Strawbery Banke Museum and experience life from the late 17th to the mid-20th century.
A Culinary Powerhouse
Portsmouth is known throughout northern New England as a dining mecca. With close to 100 local and national restaurants, breweries and cafes, visitors and locals alike flock to the downtown area. A stroll through downtown will take you on a culinary tour of the world, with cuisine from France, Italy, Mexico, India, China and everywhere between. The restaurants in Portsmouth also showcase incredible locally grown ingredients and the freshest seafood from our own Atlantic shoreline.
Arts & Culture
For you theater junkies, Portsmouth has many great venues of all shapes and sizes. From large concert and movie halls to intimate, local theaters to outdoor music and stage venues, there’s always something happening.
An Active Lifestyle
Walks, runs and bike rides downtown are incredibly popular, but there is so much more. Kayak in the Piscataqua, attend a yoga or pilates class, golf at one of the fantastic local courses or hike along the trails surrounding the city.