Moving to Portsmouth, NH? What to Know and Where to Go

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homes for sale in Portsmouth New Hampshire

The desire to live in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has never been at such a feverous pitch.

Portsmouth is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire.

Homes in this evocative seacoast city are one of the hottest commodities in the real estate market for NH, as well as the country. Popular for its bustling, arts-infused town with characters on every corner and its uneven cobblestone streets make this city one of the most charming port towns. 

Here’s what you should know if you’re considering a move to Portsmouth, NH: 

Move for the Location 

Portsmouth is in a fantastic geographic location, just about an hour north of Boston and an hour south of Portland, Maine. The city is a destination town, meaning that people travel far and wide to Portsmouth to soak up the culture, cuisine, the New England seacoast climate, and so much more. Buying a home in Portsmouth, from a standalone house, to a condo, is a great option for people looking to simply reside in town, raise a family in seacoast, New Hampshire, or retire to a seaboard community.

Top Ranking City to Live for all ages has ranked Portsmouth as the #1 place for millennials to live in New Hampshire, the #3 overall best place to live in New Hampshire, and the #5 best places to retire in New Hampshire. Thus, regardless of your age, living in Portsmouth, NH is a very attractive spot to be. There’s a lot of history and an endless array of period homes dating to the colonial, revolutionary, and federal time periods, making finding a unique home you love an easy and exciting endeavor. 

Where to Go

There’s a bit of everything in Portsmouth from the property perspective. From houses and condos to preserved historic properties, continued modern developed architecture and buildings that are literally on the water, Portsmouth NH offers beautiful elegance steeped in rich, rustic history making it one of the most unique and desired places to buy property in the Granite State. Portsmouth, NH values its historic footprint, but there are also plenty of options from updated historic homes to modern new construction homes to fit your preferences. 

If you need a home that provides a relaxing escape from the busy city and daily grind, a waterfront home in Portsmouth would make for a perfect sanctuary. One of the main attractions that draws people to this mini-city, is the lure of the Atlantic Ocean. Water activities are in abundance, from boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding to swimming, fishing, and floating. There’s an abundance of waterfront properties in Portsmouth and they all have a front row seat to all the action. Waterfront homes in Portsmouth vary in size, style, and location making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for to fit your lifestyle.

Find your Portsmouth NH home for sale today

If you’re actively looking for Portsmouth properties, get in touch with us at Verani Realty, your trusted and driven realtors in Portsmouth, NH and beyond! Or, start browsing homes and real estate for sale in Portsmouth online today. The newest New Hampshire real estate listings are on which is updated every 5 minutes. Our site has thousands of single-family homes all throughout NH including waterfront homes for sale in Portsmouth, NH. It’s easy to create an advanced search to find the perfect home by filtering home features like first floor master bedroom or beachfront homes in Portsmouth, NH.

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