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Popular Portsmouth Apartments
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Studio/1 BedroomUp to $1,000
2 BedroomsUp to $1,350
North Andover, Massachusetts, 01845
2 Bedrooms$1,219 - $2,809
3 Bedrooms$1,639 - $3,042
Methuen, Massachusetts, 01844
1 Bedroom$1,401 - $2,170
2 Bedrooms$1,491 - $3,459
Salem, New Hampshire, 03079
Studio/1 Bedroom$850 - $950
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Portsmouth apartments are cleverly laid out near city popular destinations and appealing during all four seasons - among Portsmouth's delightful and sprawling neighborhoods you will find the perfect apartment for you and your family. Soon you will have no trouble at all getting around like a local in Portsmouth, your new city!
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Portsmouth Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 9.1% 6.1% +3.0% $10,000 to $14,999 5.8% 4.8% +1.0% $15,000 to $19,999 5.5% 5.1% +0.4% $20,000 to $24,999 5.6% 5.7% -0.1% $25,000 to $29,999 6.7% 5.7% +1.0% $30,000 to $34,999 4.8% 6.0% -1.2% $35,000 to $39,999 5.7% 5.9% -0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 6.7% 5.9% +0.8% $45,000 to $49,999 4.0% 5.4% -1.4% $50,000 to $59,999 9.6% 10.5% -0.9% $60,000 to $74,999 12.3% 12.6% -0.3% $75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.6% -0.8% $100,000 to $124,999 5.1% 6.2% -1.1% $125,000 to $149,999 3.2% 2.9% +0.3% $150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 2.6% +0.0% $200,000 or more 1.6% 2.2% -0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.0% 5.7% +0.3% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.7% 12.4% +0.3% 15.0% to 19.9% 17.4% 16.5% +0.9% 20.0% to 24.9% 16.5% 15.2% +1.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.4% 11.8% +0.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.8% 7.4% +0.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 3.5% 5.2% -1.7% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.0% 6.2% -0.2% 50.0% or more 13.5% 14.2% -0.7% Not computed 4.2% 5.4% -1.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 8.0% 11.2% -3.2% 25 to 34 years 33.8% 27.0% +6.8% 35 to 44 years 21.2% 23.0% -1.8% 45 to 54 years 13.7% 15.1% -1.4% 55 to 64 years 7.7% 8.3% -0.6% 65 to 74 years 6.9% 6.7% +0.2% 75 to 84 years 5.9% 6.3% -0.4% 85 years and over 2.7% 2.5% +0.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 41.8% 34.9% +6.9% 30 to 44 minutes 12.0% 22.7% -10.7% 45 to 59 minutes 9.8% 13.4% -3.6% 60 or more minutes 36.4% 28.9% +7.5%
Source: 2000 Census
Open Doors in a Portsmouth Apartment
Don’t feel welcome in your current city? Tired of knocking and never receiving an answer? Rent an apartment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and you’ll never have to try climbing through the proverbial window ever again. Portsmouth is known as the “City of the Open Door” and you’ll find out why as soon as you rent an apartment here. Whether you’re a quiet family of four or an opera singer who needs to practice at home eight hours a day, you’ll find that Portsmouth is waiting for you with open arms. Rent a place in Portsmouth and join the party.
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Are you looking for a spacious three bedroom apartment so you can find a few roommates to accompany you to Portsmouth Public Library? Perhaps you’re looking for a sleek one bedroom that’s walking distance from Darleen's Sub & Pizza so you can grab an easy meal whenever you’d like. Whatever apartment you’re after, we’re here to help you find it. If you’re wondering how much you can expect to spend on an apartment in Portsmouth, just take a look at the rent table. It has the latest average rates on one, two, and three bedroom units. Read on to learn more about life in Portsmouth, and be sure to send your pictures of squirrels on water skis to The Portsmouth Herald!
Have It All
Sure, New York City might be a great place to open a coffee shop. Vermont may be an amazing place to raise your kids. But why not have it all and rent an apartment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire? According to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, “there is no better place to live, conduct business, or raise a family” than this fine city. Whether you’re looking to start a new circus troupe or give your kids something fun to do (trapeze lessons, perhaps?), you’ll find there’s no better place to live than Portsmouth. Just ask an editor at one of the many magazines/websites that have named Portsmouth one of the best places to live, like ForbesTravel.com, which called this place one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” or Outside magazine, which ranked it fourth on its 2008 list of the “Top 20 Towns in America.” Community certainly plays a role in Portsmouth’s winning reputation. As of the 2010 census, the city boasted a population of 21,000 friendly residents. Whether you need directions to the Portsmouth Public Library or help carrying your unicycle and full clown wardrobe into your new apartment, you’re sure to find a neighbor willing to help. Have it all in Portsmouth. Just don’t practice the flaming baton routine in your apartment.
Get Fit and Have Fun
Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds or to stay in shape for your trapeze routine, you’ll find Portsmouth to be the perfect place to get fit and have fun. The city’s recreation department offers numerous recreational facilities and programs to ensure that you maintain your weight (and death-defying balance.) If you’re looking for a good cardiovascular workout, visit the 25-meter, 6-lane Portsmouth Indoor Pool. Work on your diving or doggie paddle at this fantastic facility. If you prefer your cardio sans-chlorine, you can get a good run in at the Spinnaker Point Center. With a 1/12th mile indoor track, treadmills, ellipticals, and Stairmasters, you’ll be burning off that move-in pizza in no time. Need to recruit another Amazing Portsmouthian for your circus troupe? Sign up for one of the city’s various recreational programs or classes, such as Pilates fusion or spinning class, and get to know your sweaty neighbors. Rent one of Portsmouth’s fine apartments and achieve your recreational goals. You’ll have to shoot yourself out of your own cannon, however.
Submarines and Shows to See
As a popular tourist destination, Portsmouth offers endless opportunities for fun. Rent one of Portsmouth’s pleasant apartments and enjoy top-notch entertainment year-round without the seashell picture frame. Get a Portsmouth history lesson and visit the USS Albacore, which was, at its time, the fastest submarine on earth. Once you’ve plumbed the depths of Portsmouth history, why not surface at The Music Hall, one of the oldest theaters in the country? Whether you’re in the mood for R&B or comedy, you’ll have a blast at this Portsmouth institution. Live like a tourist (minus the fanny pack) and rent an apartment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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How is the public transportation system in Portsmouth?
Not great. Although the city is small, the most it offers in the way of transportation amounts to several trolley routes. The trolleys are convenient and make many stops in the area. However, the free COAST trolley runs only during the summer and fall. As a general rule, cars work best for navigating the New Hampshire seacoast region.
Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Portsmouth?
Yes. Elwyn Park / Portsmouth Plains is one of Portsmouth's quieter neighborhoods. With mostly single-family, medium-sized homes, this neighborhood occupies the southern section of town. It's also suburban in terms of population density, a factor that may contribute to its tranquil nature. Another neighborhood that shares many characteristics with Elwyn Park / Portsmouth Plains, including its low noise levels, is Lafayette Rd / South St, located just to the north.
Why should I move to Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is a quaint seaside city located about an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and an hour south of Portland, Maine. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth has a lot to offer despite its smallish population size of about 21,000. It has a substantial amount of cultural options, especially theater; Portsmouth is home to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, a professional theater troupe, and the Prescott Park Arts Festival presents entertainments such as plays every summer in Portsmouth's waterfront park. Portsmouth's beaches also offer many leisure activities to its residents. For families with school-age kids, Portsmouth also boasts low crime rates and good public schools.