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Portsmouth, VA

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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.

Portsmouth Apartments


Pepperwood Townhomes
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1.5-2.5


Towne Point Landing
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1


The Heights - Myrtles at Olde Towne
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$875 Two bedroom in Portsmouth-5100 C High St
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


Marsh Landing Apartments
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


Mallard Cove
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Portsmouth, VA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.86%
  • 6.78%
  • 6.56%
  • Female
  • 7.88%
  • 6.89%
  • 6.29%
is average rent in Portsmouth, VA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.52%
  • 4.89%
  • 5.4%
of units are available for rent in Portsmouth
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 947
  • 196
  • 1942
Getting Around in Portsmouth, VA

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.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Portsmouth is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.07%
  • 16.74%
  • 2.24%

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

<p>Looking to get out of the house and mingle? Well, the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center has an event perfect for you. Playing host to multiple events every month, and anything from Sculpture Showings to a "Winter Wonderland," the venue is a perfect place for you to rub elbows with your new neighbors. Portsmouth has more to offer then just the Art and Cultural Center, it is also the home of the Annual Gosport Arts Festival. With 150 Artists and thousands of attendees, it will certainly scratch your art itch.</p>

How to Spend Time Outside, in Portsmouth

<p>You wouldn't move to a city with an amazing climate and spend all your time indoors, would you? Portsmouth provides numerous recreational opportunities to get you off the futon and outside with the rest of civilization. Got a decent golf swing and an afternoon free? Visit the Bide-A-Wee Golf Course. With a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest, Bide-A-Wee Golf Course is a golfer's paradise, whether you're a touring pro or a lover of the 19th hole. If you're more duffer than Tiger, you might enjoy an afternoon at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Take a hike and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness with a roommate or new pal. Whatever your recreational interest, you can pursue it in Portsmouth. What are you waiting for? Rent a great new apartment today and start living the good life.</p>