Portsmouth, New Hampshire

New England charm permeates the historic town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Located on the mouth of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is a cultural gathering place for young and old alike looking to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a classic New England community.  Historic buildings and places dot the Portsmouth landscape along with museums and tours of historically significant places and the people who made them so.

Portsmouth was first settled in 1623 as “Piscataqua”, the Native American word for “the area where a river divides”.  The name was soon changed to “Strawberry Banke” due to the naturally growing wild strawberries on the banks of the Piscataqua River and eventually Portsmouth.   Portsmouth’s location was perfect for that of a port town with industrious towns like Dover and Rochester just upstream.  Portsmouth was primarily a fishing and shipbuilding community but trade with incoming as well as outgoing vessels turned this town into a center for trade and shipping for many years.  The town was named in honor of John Mason, one of the area’s earliest grantees.  Mason was captain of the port in Portsmouth, England in the county of Hampshire, for which the state is named.  Portsmouth was incorporated as a town in 1653 and incorporated as a city in 1849.

Portsmouth has a strong history ranging from becoming the state’s first capital and harboring refugees exiled from Puritan Massachusetts to receiving Paul Revere and his accompanying warning of the British invasion.  There are several museums in town including the famous “Strawberry Banke”, one of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhoods.  Strawberry Banke features over a dozen homes and buildings showing off their restored Colonial, Georgian and Federal architecture.  Guided tours bring visitors over three-hundred years into the past, experiencing nearly all the aspects of daily life in a growing colonial settlement.  Right across the street can be found Prescott Park, a riverside park with brick walking paths, amazing gardens and live entertainment.

The center of Portsmouth is now lined with small shops and cafes.  The yearly “Market Square Day” draws crowds from all over the area to try different types of foods, hear new and local bands, see historic re-enactments, take tours of historic buildings, and enjoy children’s activities such as face painting, water balloon fights and, of course, eating.  The Pease International Tradeport gives local residents easy air travel all over the country while I-95, Route 1 and Route 1A allow for convenient travel to local destinations.  The largest city on the New Hampshire seacoast, Portsmouth has a little something for everyone.

Portsmouth is a member of SAU #52.  Portsmouth maintains three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school for its school-age children.  Several other towns have their high school children tuitioned at the very large Portsmouth High School.

Portsmouth is pure New England, through and through.  If you’d like to become a part of this community or any other wonderful New Hampshire town, all it takes is one phone call to Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  We’ll get you started down the road to home-ownership in the Granite State by answering your questions and conscientiously guiding you through the home buying process.  We’re here to help – call today!

Elementary Schools
Dondero Elementary School (k-5)
(603) 436-2231

Little Harbour Elementary School (k-5)
(603) 436-1708

New Franklin Elementary School (k-5)
(603) 436-0910

Middle School
Portsmouth Middle School (6-8)
(603) 436-5781

High School
Portsmouth High School (9-12)
(603) 436-7100

Current Portsmouth New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Portsmouth NH Single Family Home Listings for Sale

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53 Austin St, Portsmouth

$3,600,000

53 Austin St, Portsmouth

6 Beds 7 Baths 7,823 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4962951
36 State St, Portsmouth

$3,239,000

36 State St, Portsmouth

2 Beds 2 Baths 2,982 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5004478
115 Court St, Portsmouth

$2,799,000

115 Court St, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,273 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5000138
New
48 Manning St, Portsmouth

$2,790,000

48 Manning St, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,388 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5006552
45 Rockingham St, Portsmouth

$1,925,000

↓ $74,000

45 Rockingham St, Portsmouth

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,560 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4996558
New
214 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

$1,675,000

214 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,183 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5006237
216 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

$1,600,000

216 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,002 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5004731
11 Sheafe St, Portsmouth

$1,595,000

↓ $100,000

11 Sheafe St, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,168 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4978167
37 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

$1,480,000

37 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,885 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4995085
15 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

$1,440,000

15 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,636 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4995082
19 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

$1,360,000

19 Shearwater Dr, Portsmouth

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,142 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4995084
425 Pleasant St, Portsmouth

$1,050,000

425 Pleasant St, Portsmouth

4 Beds 4 Baths 1,657 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998027
New
24 Coolidge Dr, Portsmouth

$969,000

24 Coolidge Dr, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,312 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5006082
New
238 Austin St, Portsmouth

$950,000

238 Austin St, Portsmouth

1 Bed 2 Baths 788 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5006259
35 Hemlock Way, Portsmouth

$899,000

↓ $50,900

35 Hemlock Way, Portsmouth

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,779 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4977819
New
125 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth

$800,000

125 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,361 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5005675
4 Schurman Ave, Portsmouth

$795,000

4 Schurman Ave, Portsmouth

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,621 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998256
1701 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth

$790,000

↓ $39,000

1701 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,205 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4993594
26 Brewster St, Portsmouth

$749,000

26 Brewster St, Portsmouth

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,342 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5002224
12 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

$699,900

12 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,098 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5003247
445 Marcy St, Portsmouth

$699,000

445 Marcy St, Portsmouth

1 Bed 1 Bath 320 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5005019
97 Madison St, Portsmouth

$679,000

97 Madison St, Portsmouth

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,524 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5002334
319 Mckinley Rd, Portsmouth

$649,000

319 Mckinley Rd, Portsmouth

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,084 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998141
213 Colonial Dr, Portsmouth

$590,000

213 Colonial Dr, Portsmouth

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,084 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5004659
375 Ocean Rd, Portsmouth

$569,900

375 Ocean Rd, Portsmouth

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,144 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998147

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