Feel as if life is passing you by? Sick of feeling sunk in a second-rate city? Rent an apartment in Portsmouth, Virginia, and get your head above water. Portsmouth is the site of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a U.S. Navy facility where ships are built and repaired. If you want to live in a city with steely resolve, rent an apartment here. Whether you're moving here to raise a family or you've just seen \Top Gun\ one too many times, you'll love this town.
Downtown Portsmouth is quite walkable, but for getting around other parts of the city a car will be required. The good new is that Virginia Beach is right off of the 264 which runs through Portsmouth.