Portsmouth VA Real Estate

One can't mention Portsmouth without referring to its maritime roots. This waterfront city is famous for its shipbuilding, has the world's largest and deepest harbor and a Port that handles the largest volume of freight in the East Coast.

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Investment Opportunity...

$1,896,000
Portsmouth, VA
2 br, 2 ba, 1,040 ft² Residential
Price:
$1,896,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1508224

Investment Opportunity On 24 Townhouse Style Units. All Units Are Currently Rented. Contact Agent...

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Custom Built All Brick...

$873,180
Portsmouth, VA
5 br, 5 ba, 6,026 ft² Residential
Price:
$873,180
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
5
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1540458

Custom Built All Brick Lake Front Home Over 6000 Sqft. Entertainers Delight, Inground Pool, Gazeb...

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Spectacular Waterfront...

$849,900
Portsmouth, VA
4 br, 4 ba, 4,300 ft² Residential
Price:
$849,900
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1516954

Spectacular Waterfront Home On 1.29 Acres. Located On Deep Water On Elizabeth River. Updated Over...

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Custom Built Home In 2...

$785,000
Portsmouth, VA
5 br, 4 ba, 4,500 ft² Residential
Price:
$785,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1513517

Custom Built Home In 2000. Features Two Master Bedrooms With Gas Fireplaces In Each. Large Den Wi...

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Blue River Cottage By ...

$670,900
Portsmouth, VA
4 br, 3 ba, 3,105 ft² Residential
Price:
$670,900
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1528888

Blue River Cottage By Stephen Alexander Homes Situated On This Gorgeous Lot Nestled Along The Eli...

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Unique Home, Deep Wate...

$640,000
Portsmouth, VA
5 br, 4 ba, 9,516 ft² Residential
Price:
$640,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1345151

Unique Home, Deep Water/pier On The Eliz Rvr; Mstr On 1st Level, Spectacular Water Views! Feature...

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Gracious & Elegant Cus...

$575,000
Portsmouth, VA
5 br, 4 ba, 5,758 ft² Residential
Price:
$575,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1540219

Gracious & Elegant Cust Built Brick Beauty! 5758 Sq. Ft, 5br 3.5 Baths, 3 Car Garage. New Arch Ro...

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The Waverly Built By S...

$565,900
Portsmouth, VA
4 br, 3 ba, 2,921 ft² Residential
Price:
$565,900
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1520052

The Waverly Built By Stephen Alexander Homes Situated On This Gorgeous Lot Nestled Along The Eliz...

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European Flavor Blende...

$535,000
Portsmouth, VA
5 br, 3 ba, 4,371 ft² Residential
Price:
$535,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
5
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1527893

European Flavor Blended Perfectly W/southern Charm Central To Shopping, Rec Areas, Schools &inter...

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Architect Built Waterf...

$499,000
Portsmouth, VA
4 br, 3 ba, 3,400 ft² Residential
Price:
$499,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1537728

Architect Built Waterfront Home W/ Fireplace & 18 Ft Ceilings! On 1 Acre Wooded Lot;long Driveway...

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This Gorgeous Riverfro...

$484,900
Portsmouth, VA
3 br, 3 ba, 2,410 ft² Residential
Price:
$484,900
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1539364

This Gorgeous Riverfront Condo Offers Bold Views Of The Elizbeth River. It Has Been Meticulously ...

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Exquisite Home W/grani...

$479,000
Portsmouth, VA
6 br, 5 ba, 4,231 ft² Residential
Price:
$479,000
City:
Portsmouth
Beds:
6
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1533471

Exquisite Home W/granite Countertops In All Bathrooms & Kitchen. Beautiful Hardwood Floors Thru O...

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View listings for any the following Portsmouth neighborhoods, or continue reading about Portsmouth below.

The City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth boasts six successful business parks, and a large retail sector including charming downtown specialty shops and restaurants, a conference center and 6,500-seat amphitheater. In addition, Downtown Portsmouth is about to undergo a $158 million facelift which is expected to result in about $29 million in revenue over a 10 year period.

Larger businesses in Portsmouth are often related to the maritime industry, such as cargo terminals, marine engineering and ship building among others. Portsmouth is also home to the largest U.S. naval hospital, and the oldest shipyard that employs over 7,500. The Port of Hampton Roads handles the largest volume in the East Coast.

Portsmouth Homes

Portsmouth homes appeal to a variety of lifestyles, and are located in several distinct neighborhoods reflecting not only the city's colorful history, but its modern urban areas and traditional family communities. The shady tree-lined streets, quiet neighborhoods, and river views are common qualities found in Portsmouth real estate.

See below for descriptions of the various communities in Portsmouth:

Historic Neighborhood:

Located near the downtown waterfront the historic neighborhoods of Portsmouth include: Cradock, Olde Towne, Park View, Truxtun, Downtown Portsmouth, and Port Norfolk.

They all have their own charm and unique style reflecting a variety of architecture dating from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's. Some of these areas include Cradock with its small cottage style homes; 20 blocks of Victorian and Greek Revival style homes along the Elizabeth River in Olde Towne; and Park View with its many Queen Anne style houses.

Downtown Portsmouth:

In addition to the many historic homes, Downtown Portsmouth also boasts high end multi-family homes such as “The Myrtles at Olde Towne,” and new single-family homes constructed with Victorian style themes.

Downtown neighborhoods include: Olde Towne, Park View, The Myrtles at Olde Towne, Port Norfolk, Swimming Point, Westbury, Downtown Historic District, and London Street Infill Housing.

Midtown Neighborhoods:

Portsmouth Midtown neighborhoods include: Glenshellah, Lake Shores, Cresent Place Apartments, Port Norfolk, Waterview, Mount Hermon, New Port at Victory Village, Cavalier Manor and Westhaven.

These range from the stately 1940's Glenshellah waterfront homes built on the site of an old golf course, to the modern 150 home community of Lake Shores.

Victory Neighborhoods:

The Victory Neighborhoods include: Simonsdale, Glenshellah, Kings Gate Crossing, Westhaven, Green Lakes, New Port at Victory, Crystal Lake Estates, and Cavalier Manor.

This area also includes a combination of the new and the old, with modern family subdivisions that include New Port at Victory and Kings Gate Crossing.

Churchland:

Churchland VA real estate combines convenience with a suburban feel that gives residents the best of both worlds. This northwest neighborhood of Portsmouth is located at Churchill Blvd. and W. Norfolk Rd., just below Highway 164 - central to all main thoroughfares and amenities...[read more about Churchland and view listings]

Portsmouth Amenities & Recreation

Portsmouth has a robust history and the city has made every effort to highlight its past through the many designated historic districts and sites dating back to the Civil War.

An afternoon in Downtown Portsmouth can be spent strolling through the unique stores and antique shops, outdoor cafes, or with a scenic walk along the Seawall. The city also has the largest children's museum in the state.

Water taxi or the Elizabeth River Ferry provide a convenient form of transportation to the waterfront sights and activities in Portsmouth and Norfolk.

A short drive will take you to Golf Bide-A-Wee, named the “best municipal course in Virginia” by Golf Digest, many hiking and nature sites, or Virginia Beach.

Choose from other Hampton Roads Communities

If you have any questions about Portsmouth real estate or any of the neighborhoods, please don't hesitate to email, or call Toll Free: 866-576-5356, Local: 757-410-8500 ext.139.

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