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32 Apartments for rent in Portsmouth, NH

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1275 Maplewood Avenue
1275 Maplewood Avenue
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1152 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Welcome to Heritage Hills. New carpeting and paint throughout this 2 bedroom townhouse that has granite counters and stainless appliances.
1 Unit Available
24-26 Columbia Court
24 Columbia Ct
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
850 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Walk to downtown Portsmouth restaurants. Newly renovated apartment. Second floor location. 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. New carpets, new appliances, new electrical, fully painted throughout.
1 Unit Available
150 US Route 1 Bypass
150 US 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$3,695
1477 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Enjoy living in this 2 YR young premier building in Portsmouth only 1 mile from Downtown.
1 Unit Available
147 State Street
147 State Street
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
1033 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Enjoy all Portsmouth has to offer right out your front door. Nestled between Market Square and the Prescott Park/Waterfront area this townhouse style condo is a perfect fit. Period charm combines nicely with modern amenities.
1 Unit Available
605 Springbrook Circle
605 Springbrook Cir
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1071 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Beautiful and well maintained first floor unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, dining area, living room, and in-unit laundry.
1 Unit Available
675 South Street
675 South Street
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
768 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Highly desirable South/Middle Streets 2 BR Condominium within Little Harbor District. Quick walk to downtown, Farmer's Market, public parks and schools.
1 Unit Available
3510 Lafayette Road
3510 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Gateway Luxury Apartments - This beautiful two bedroom unit offers a designer kitchen with quartz counters & stainless appliances, high ceilings, crown moulding, open concept, washer/dryer hook-up, central a/c, patio and free parking.
1 Unit Available
21 Madison Street
21 Madison Street
Portsmouth, NH
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1634 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
This charming home is just a short walk to downtown and the west end areas of the effervescent city of Portsmouth. Enjoy the surprising quiet of the street from your front porch.
1 Unit Available
677 DENNETT Street
677 Dennett Street
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
2279 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Are you looking for a unique, upscale rental in Portsmouth? This ground floor luxury condo unit is fully furnished and available for lease! Hyder Court is the very definition of modern urban living and this unit features a European-style gourmet
1 Unit Available
980 South Street
980 South St
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1522 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Beautiful turn of the century duplex just one mile from downtown Portsmouth. This warm and inviting two bedroom, two bathroom home features hardwood floors, a quaint office space, in-unit laundry, and ample storage.
1 Unit Available
64 Austin Street
64 Austin Street
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1544 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
FURNISHED SHORT TERM rental available November 1st -June 30th, 2021. This 2 bedroom condo is tastefully decorated, bright and sunny with original wood beams, hardwood floors and updated kitchen.
1 Unit Available
500 Market Street - 5L
500 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1300 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
500 Market Street - 5L Available 01/01/21 Gorgeous Two Bedroom Condo Overlooking Portsmouth - Don't miss out on this incredible two floor, 2 bedroom, 1.
1 Unit Available
54 Lovell Street
54 Lovell St
Portsmouth, NH
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1560 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 03:36 AM
Unfurnished executive rental available to move in by the holidays! Be the first to live in this beautiful craftsman style townhouse located in Portsmouth's desirable West End! This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, open concept home is tucked away on a private
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1 Unit Available
8 Pleasant Street B
8 Pleasant Street
Kittery, ME
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Unit B Available 12/10/20 One Bed/Bath Located in Desirable Kittery Foreside - Property Id: 432652 One Bed/Bath Located in Desirable Kittery Foreside. Top floor of owner occupied duplex.
Results within 5 miles of Portsmouth
1 Unit Available
56 Dow Lane
56 Dow Lane
Rockingham County, NH
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1500 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Recently renovated 2 bedroom + office apartment close to beaches, Rt. 1 & 95. This open concept apartment has privacy, a quiet Rye setting, and plenty of parking. Enjoy a clean, spacious living environment with local amenities year round.
1 Unit Available
65 Foss Circle
65 Foss Circle
Rockingham County, NH
2 Bedrooms
$5,850
1942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Winter Rental available Sept 1 through May 2021. This fabulously decorated and upscale 2 bedroom property is the perfect winter get away. Recently renovated with top quality materials and furnishings.
1 Unit Available
66 Rogers
66 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
700 sqft
Last updated December 19 at 09:47 AM
Comfortable and convenient, are two words that describe this charming duplex townhouse complete with farmers porch with room for your rocking chairs.
Results within 10 miles of Portsmouth
1 Unit Available
471 High Street
471 High Street
Hampton, NH
1 Bedroom
$2,000
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Beautiful updated 1 bedroom furnished apartment in a 6 unit building. Kitchen is furnished with stainless appliances and a wine cooler unit. Private deck off the kitchen.
1 Unit Available
85 Brown Avenue
85 Brown Avenue
Hampton Beach, NH
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
5000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Come live at the beach! This top floor penthouse style unit offers lots of space and great views. There are 4 large bedrooms, two include en-suite bathrooms. Large kitchen and living room combo with dining area.
1 Unit Available
45 Toftree Lane
45 Toftree Lane
Dover, NH
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
960 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
South Dover raised ranch in desirable neighborhood. Home offers 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen and bath, and over sized 1 car detached garage. City water, city sewer, natural gas heat. Garrison Elementary School District.
1 Unit Available
24 Forest Street
24 Forest St
Dover, NH
1 Bedroom
$1,750
700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
FURNISHED all-inclusive rental, month-to-month, negotiable or long-term. This is a one-bedroom apartment with one bath and an office.
1 Unit Available
201 Cocheco Court
201 Cocheco Ct
Dover, NH
1 Bedroom
$1,550
532 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Flexible Leasing-Hotel Alternative-1st flr 1 Bedroom Garden Style Condo. Fully Furnished. Let this be your worry free rental! Open Concept living/dining room area with glass slider to private porch. Just remodeled w/ updated kitchen and bath.
1 Unit Available
11 Chapel Street
11 Chapel Street
Newmarket, NH
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1900 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Very well maintained Farmhouse overlooking Main street in Newmarket. Big Kitchen and living room, First floor Master. 2 full bath, and big basement. Hardwood floors, Lots of storage. Off-street parking and private parking. Small yard.
1 Unit Available
10 Fourth Street
10 Fourth Street
Dover, NH
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
800 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:13 PM
Beautiful one & two bedroom apartments in the heart of historic downtown Dover. The two bedroom units have a master bedroom en suite & a 3/4 bath w/5' shower. The one bedroom units have one full bath.
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City Guide

Portsmouth
Now as I was a-riding along in the height of my glory, / Now as I was riding along, you shall hear of my story. / Then I fell in love / with a fair pretty maid / And I asked her if she'd go along with me / Some pleasure and some pastimes to see. / We're a-riding down to Portsmouth. (Riding Down to Portsmouth, Tony Willett)
Now as I was a-riding along in the height of my glory, / Now as I was riding along, you shall hear of my story. / Then I fell in love / with a fair pretty maid / And I asked her if she'd go along with me / Some pleasure and some pastimes to see. / We're a-riding down to Portsmouth. (Riding Down to Portsmouth, Tony Willett)

Ah, Portsmouth (pronounced Port-smith, not Port's-mouth, though the town is, of course, literally, at the mouth of a seaport) the idyllic setting that makes you want to meander through its streets lined with adorable shops, get lost in the splendor of its sea coast and never go back to where you come from -- or anywhere else. It's a city of contrasts. It's touristy without losing its warm, local appeal. It has history written all over its brick and clapboard houses, yet its shops and restaurants point to its embracing modernity as well. Its 21,000-strong population is a demographic microcosm of the whole country.

Moving to Portsmouth

Enamored? You haven't heard half of it yet. But you will. Oh, how you will And before this guide is through, we're betting you'll be pumped up to call this pleasant city home. But first, you have to to scour the available housing for rent in Portsmouth.

Brick sidewalks, seafood restaurants, salty air and sea breezes, as well as a spectacular view of the Piscataqua River are waiting for you here. More importantly, Federal, Colonial and Georgian houses and apartments that tell of a history spanning decades are yours for the taking if you're on a mission to find the best digs in this maritime haven.

Of course, if you're really not into the drama of living in a mansion fit for a king, Portsmouth also has apartment complexes and high-rise buildings as good options. You can find some luxury apartments if you're partial to the finer things in life but don't want to get overwhelmed with humongous estates.

Moving to Portsmouth
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Enamored? You haven't heard half of it yet. But you will. Oh, how you will And before this guide is through, we're betting you'll be pumped up to call this pleasant city home. But first, you have to to scour the available housing for rent in Portsmouth.

Brick sidewalks, seafood restaurants, salty air and sea breezes, as well as a spectacular view of the Piscataqua River are waiting for you here. More importantly, Federal, Colonial and Georgian houses and apartments that tell of a history spanning decades are yours for the taking if you're on a mission to find the best digs in this maritime haven.

Of course, if you're really not into the drama of living in a mansion fit for a king, Portsmouth also has apartment complexes and high-rise buildings as good options. You can find some luxury apartments if you're partial to the finer things in life but don't want to get overwhelmed with humongous estates.

Portsmouth's Neighborhoods

They say birds of the feather flock together. Well, you're not a bird, but this cliche rings true when you're looking for a neighborhood you'd feel comfortable living in. Here's a rundown of Portsmouth's different areas:

City Center: Portsmouth's downtown area is a massive, living history exhibit. It will remind you of the charms of a different era coupled with a flurry of urban activities. It's very walkable; a stroll down its street would take you to bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Aside from single detached homes, one- or two-bedroom apartments for rent are also available for people who like to get into the thick of things.

Wentworth Acres: This neighborhood has a suburban feel to it, yet residents here boast of having short commute times thanks to good freeway access. Several businesses and shops call this area home as well. Small- and medium-size detached homes and apartments are the common roosts in this community.

Pannaway Manor: With Portsmouth International Airport and I-95 in this area, you'll feel like the world is your playground. If you don't mind the harried industrial activities in a seemingly rural setting and you kinda like the idea of living right next to Portsmouth Regional Hospital (you never know when your body goes berserk), a medium-size detached home is most likely what's in store for you here.

Newcastle / Shaws Hill: If you've got lots of cash to burn, this would be a good area to part with your dough since you're getting awesomeness in return. Located where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get amazing waterfront views, proximity to beaches and parks like Sagamore Creek Headlands, Great Island Common and Wentworth Coolidge Park in exchange for your moolah. Here's where you'll find a good number of month-to-month apartments in Portsmouth if the urge to move along overtakes your need to nest.

Portsmouth Plains / Elwyn Park: Here, you'll find a mix of detached homes and apartments. Lafayette Shopping Center, The Woodlands and Elwyn Park call this area home, so whenever you long for space, you know where to go. Lafayette and Southgate Plaza Shopping Center are also within the neighborhood to help you make quick work of those weekly errands.

Atlantic Heights / Bersum Gardens: If you wanna know what Maine is up to, live in this neighborhood. (I-95 will get you there.) With an area overlooking the Piscataqua River, you also get excellent views as part of the package. This area is home to Hislop Park and Albacore Museum.

Middle Street /Miller Avenue: This is another neighborhood that's situated on the banks of the Piscataqua -- you can probably holler your hello to the people in Maine and maybe ask them to toss back a lobster or two. This area is laden with landmarks like the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth Athenaeum, as well as Prescott Park, home of Portsmouth Summer Arts Festival. This urban neighborhood has its own brand of action, so you can save the drive to Portland or Boston.

Portsmouth's Neighborhoods
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They say birds of the feather flock together. Well, you're not a bird, but this cliche rings true when you're looking for a neighborhood you'd feel comfortable living in. Here's a rundown of Portsmouth's different areas:

City Center: Portsmouth's downtown area is a massive, living history exhibit. It will remind you of the charms of a different era coupled with a flurry of urban activities. It's very walkable; a stroll down its street would take you to bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Aside from single detached homes, one- or two-bedroom apartments for rent are also available for people who like to get into the thick of things.

Wentworth Acres: This neighborhood has a suburban feel to it, yet residents here boast of having short commute times thanks to good freeway access. Several businesses and shops call this area home as well. Small- and medium-size detached homes and apartments are the common roosts in this community.

Pannaway Manor: With Portsmouth International Airport and I-95 in this area, you'll feel like the world is your playground. If you don't mind the harried industrial activities in a seemingly rural setting and you kinda like the idea of living right next to Portsmouth Regional Hospital (you never know when your body goes berserk), a medium-size detached home is most likely what's in store for you here.

Newcastle / Shaws Hill: If you've got lots of cash to burn, this would be a good area to part with your dough since you're getting awesomeness in return. Located where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get amazing waterfront views, proximity to beaches and parks like Sagamore Creek Headlands, Great Island Common and Wentworth Coolidge Park in exchange for your moolah. Here's where you'll find a good number of month-to-month apartments in Portsmouth if the urge to move along overtakes your need to nest.

Portsmouth Plains / Elwyn Park: Here, you'll find a mix of detached homes and apartments. Lafayette Shopping Center, The Woodlands and Elwyn Park call this area home, so whenever you long for space, you know where to go. Lafayette and Southgate Plaza Shopping Center are also within the neighborhood to help you make quick work of those weekly errands.

Atlantic Heights / Bersum Gardens: If you wanna know what Maine is up to, live in this neighborhood. (I-95 will get you there.) With an area overlooking the Piscataqua River, you also get excellent views as part of the package. This area is home to Hislop Park and Albacore Museum.

Middle Street /Miller Avenue: This is another neighborhood that's situated on the banks of the Piscataqua -- you can probably holler your hello to the people in Maine and maybe ask them to toss back a lobster or two. This area is laden with landmarks like the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth Athenaeum, as well as Prescott Park, home of Portsmouth Summer Arts Festival. This urban neighborhood has its own brand of action, so you can save the drive to Portland or Boston.

Living in Portsmouth

There are so many things to do in Portsmouth that you might face the serious problem of not having enough time to do them all. You can guzzle on some historical facts, figures and trivia when you go visiting landmarks like Discover Portsmouth, American Independence Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum.

Indulge your wild side with the numerous outdoor activities at places like Hampton Beach, Peirce Island, Isles of Shoals and Water Country.

Pig out on seafood with numerous restaurants around -- and if that isn't enough, most of these dining delights offer a good view of the bay. Take in the vista and down your favorite drinks (house-made beer at Portsmouth Brewery, anyone?) -- it couldn't get more decadent than this. That's why you're here, right?

Portsmouth arts and culture lovers won't be short on entertainment either. The Music Hall is New Hampshire's oldest theatre and is still providing culture junkies their fix of world-class performances. The Firehouse Center for the Arts and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom are two popular place of convergence for artsy crowds as well.

If you want a quick big-city fix, you could take a day trip to Boston or Portland. Portsmouth has its own version of Fenway Park (Leary Field), but if you long for the jam-packed, adrenaline-pumping affair of watching the Boston Red Sox in action, the mob scene is just a drive away.

Portsmouth is waiting. Time to pack your things and head over here.

Living in Portsmouth
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There are so many things to do in Portsmouth that you might face the serious problem of not having enough time to do them all. You can guzzle on some historical facts, figures and trivia when you go visiting landmarks like Discover Portsmouth, American Independence Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum.

Indulge your wild side with the numerous outdoor activities at places like Hampton Beach, Peirce Island, Isles of Shoals and Water Country.

Pig out on seafood with numerous restaurants around -- and if that isn't enough, most of these dining delights offer a good view of the bay. Take in the vista and down your favorite drinks (house-made beer at Portsmouth Brewery, anyone?) -- it couldn't get more decadent than this. That's why you're here, right?

Portsmouth arts and culture lovers won't be short on entertainment either. The Music Hall is New Hampshire's oldest theatre and is still providing culture junkies their fix of world-class performances. The Firehouse Center for the Arts and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom are two popular place of convergence for artsy crowds as well.

If you want a quick big-city fix, you could take a day trip to Boston or Portland. Portsmouth has its own version of Fenway Park (Leary Field), but if you long for the jam-packed, adrenaline-pumping affair of watching the Boston Red Sox in action, the mob scene is just a drive away.

Portsmouth is waiting. Time to pack your things and head over here.

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Portsmouth
Now as I was a-riding along in the height of my glory, / Now as I was riding along, you shall hear of my story. / Then I fell in love / with a fair pretty maid / And I asked her if she'd go along with me / Some pleasure and some pastimes to see. / We're a-riding down to Portsmouth. (Riding Down to Portsmouth, Tony Willett)
Now as I was a-riding along in the height of my glory, / Now as I was riding along, you shall hear of my story. / Then I fell in love / with a fair pretty maid / And I asked her if she'd go along with me / Some pleasure and some pastimes to see. / We're a-riding down to Portsmouth. (Riding Down to Portsmouth, Tony Willett)

Ah, Portsmouth (pronounced Port-smith, not Port's-mouth, though the town is, of course, literally, at the mouth of a seaport) the idyllic setting that makes you want to meander through its streets lined with adorable shops, get lost in the splendor of its sea coast and never go back to where you come from -- or anywhere else. It's a city of contrasts. It's touristy without losing its warm, local appeal. It has history written all over its brick and clapboard houses, yet its shops and restaurants point to its embracing modernity as well. Its 21,000-strong population is a demographic microcosm of the whole country.

Moving to Portsmouth

Enamored? You haven't heard half of it yet. But you will. Oh, how you will And before this guide is through, we're betting you'll be pumped up to call this pleasant city home. But first, you have to to scour the available housing for rent in Portsmouth.

Brick sidewalks, seafood restaurants, salty air and sea breezes, as well as a spectacular view of the Piscataqua River are waiting for you here. More importantly, Federal, Colonial and Georgian houses and apartments that tell of a history spanning decades are yours for the taking if you're on a mission to find the best digs in this maritime haven.

Of course, if you're really not into the drama of living in a mansion fit for a king, Portsmouth also has apartment complexes and high-rise buildings as good options. You can find some luxury apartments if you're partial to the finer things in life but don't want to get overwhelmed with humongous estates.

Moving to Portsmouth
+

Enamored? You haven't heard half of it yet. But you will. Oh, how you will And before this guide is through, we're betting you'll be pumped up to call this pleasant city home. But first, you have to to scour the available housing for rent in Portsmouth.

Brick sidewalks, seafood restaurants, salty air and sea breezes, as well as a spectacular view of the Piscataqua River are waiting for you here. More importantly, Federal, Colonial and Georgian houses and apartments that tell of a history spanning decades are yours for the taking if you're on a mission to find the best digs in this maritime haven.

Of course, if you're really not into the drama of living in a mansion fit for a king, Portsmouth also has apartment complexes and high-rise buildings as good options. You can find some luxury apartments if you're partial to the finer things in life but don't want to get overwhelmed with humongous estates.

Portsmouth's Neighborhoods

They say birds of the feather flock together. Well, you're not a bird, but this cliche rings true when you're looking for a neighborhood you'd feel comfortable living in. Here's a rundown of Portsmouth's different areas:

City Center: Portsmouth's downtown area is a massive, living history exhibit. It will remind you of the charms of a different era coupled with a flurry of urban activities. It's very walkable; a stroll down its street would take you to bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Aside from single detached homes, one- or two-bedroom apartments for rent are also available for people who like to get into the thick of things.

Wentworth Acres: This neighborhood has a suburban feel to it, yet residents here boast of having short commute times thanks to good freeway access. Several businesses and shops call this area home as well. Small- and medium-size detached homes and apartments are the common roosts in this community.

Pannaway Manor: With Portsmouth International Airport and I-95 in this area, you'll feel like the world is your playground. If you don't mind the harried industrial activities in a seemingly rural setting and you kinda like the idea of living right next to Portsmouth Regional Hospital (you never know when your body goes berserk), a medium-size detached home is most likely what's in store for you here.

Newcastle / Shaws Hill: If you've got lots of cash to burn, this would be a good area to part with your dough since you're getting awesomeness in return. Located where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get amazing waterfront views, proximity to beaches and parks like Sagamore Creek Headlands, Great Island Common and Wentworth Coolidge Park in exchange for your moolah. Here's where you'll find a good number of month-to-month apartments in Portsmouth if the urge to move along overtakes your need to nest.

Portsmouth Plains / Elwyn Park: Here, you'll find a mix of detached homes and apartments. Lafayette Shopping Center, The Woodlands and Elwyn Park call this area home, so whenever you long for space, you know where to go. Lafayette and Southgate Plaza Shopping Center are also within the neighborhood to help you make quick work of those weekly errands.

Atlantic Heights / Bersum Gardens: If you wanna know what Maine is up to, live in this neighborhood. (I-95 will get you there.) With an area overlooking the Piscataqua River, you also get excellent views as part of the package. This area is home to Hislop Park and Albacore Museum.

Middle Street /Miller Avenue: This is another neighborhood that's situated on the banks of the Piscataqua -- you can probably holler your hello to the people in Maine and maybe ask them to toss back a lobster or two. This area is laden with landmarks like the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth Athenaeum, as well as Prescott Park, home of Portsmouth Summer Arts Festival. This urban neighborhood has its own brand of action, so you can save the drive to Portland or Boston.

Portsmouth's Neighborhoods
+

They say birds of the feather flock together. Well, you're not a bird, but this cliche rings true when you're looking for a neighborhood you'd feel comfortable living in. Here's a rundown of Portsmouth's different areas:

City Center: Portsmouth's downtown area is a massive, living history exhibit. It will remind you of the charms of a different era coupled with a flurry of urban activities. It's very walkable; a stroll down its street would take you to bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Aside from single detached homes, one- or two-bedroom apartments for rent are also available for people who like to get into the thick of things.

Wentworth Acres: This neighborhood has a suburban feel to it, yet residents here boast of having short commute times thanks to good freeway access. Several businesses and shops call this area home as well. Small- and medium-size detached homes and apartments are the common roosts in this community.

Pannaway Manor: With Portsmouth International Airport and I-95 in this area, you'll feel like the world is your playground. If you don't mind the harried industrial activities in a seemingly rural setting and you kinda like the idea of living right next to Portsmouth Regional Hospital (you never know when your body goes berserk), a medium-size detached home is most likely what's in store for you here.

Newcastle / Shaws Hill: If you've got lots of cash to burn, this would be a good area to part with your dough since you're getting awesomeness in return. Located where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get amazing waterfront views, proximity to beaches and parks like Sagamore Creek Headlands, Great Island Common and Wentworth Coolidge Park in exchange for your moolah. Here's where you'll find a good number of month-to-month apartments in Portsmouth if the urge to move along overtakes your need to nest.

Portsmouth Plains / Elwyn Park: Here, you'll find a mix of detached homes and apartments. Lafayette Shopping Center, The Woodlands and Elwyn Park call this area home, so whenever you long for space, you know where to go. Lafayette and Southgate Plaza Shopping Center are also within the neighborhood to help you make quick work of those weekly errands.

Atlantic Heights / Bersum Gardens: If you wanna know what Maine is up to, live in this neighborhood. (I-95 will get you there.) With an area overlooking the Piscataqua River, you also get excellent views as part of the package. This area is home to Hislop Park and Albacore Museum.

Middle Street /Miller Avenue: This is another neighborhood that's situated on the banks of the Piscataqua -- you can probably holler your hello to the people in Maine and maybe ask them to toss back a lobster or two. This area is laden with landmarks like the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth Athenaeum, as well as Prescott Park, home of Portsmouth Summer Arts Festival. This urban neighborhood has its own brand of action, so you can save the drive to Portland or Boston.

Living in Portsmouth

There are so many things to do in Portsmouth that you might face the serious problem of not having enough time to do them all. You can guzzle on some historical facts, figures and trivia when you go visiting landmarks like Discover Portsmouth, American Independence Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum.

Indulge your wild side with the numerous outdoor activities at places like Hampton Beach, Peirce Island, Isles of Shoals and Water Country.

Pig out on seafood with numerous restaurants around -- and if that isn't enough, most of these dining delights offer a good view of the bay. Take in the vista and down your favorite drinks (house-made beer at Portsmouth Brewery, anyone?) -- it couldn't get more decadent than this. That's why you're here, right?

Portsmouth arts and culture lovers won't be short on entertainment either. The Music Hall is New Hampshire's oldest theatre and is still providing culture junkies their fix of world-class performances. The Firehouse Center for the Arts and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom are two popular place of convergence for artsy crowds as well.

If you want a quick big-city fix, you could take a day trip to Boston or Portland. Portsmouth has its own version of Fenway Park (Leary Field), but if you long for the jam-packed, adrenaline-pumping affair of watching the Boston Red Sox in action, the mob scene is just a drive away.

Portsmouth is waiting. Time to pack your things and head over here.

Living in Portsmouth
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There are so many things to do in Portsmouth that you might face the serious problem of not having enough time to do them all. You can guzzle on some historical facts, figures and trivia when you go visiting landmarks like Discover Portsmouth, American Independence Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum.

Indulge your wild side with the numerous outdoor activities at places like Hampton Beach, Peirce Island, Isles of Shoals and Water Country.

Pig out on seafood with numerous restaurants around -- and if that isn't enough, most of these dining delights offer a good view of the bay. Take in the vista and down your favorite drinks (house-made beer at Portsmouth Brewery, anyone?) -- it couldn't get more decadent than this. That's why you're here, right?

Portsmouth arts and culture lovers won't be short on entertainment either. The Music Hall is New Hampshire's oldest theatre and is still providing culture junkies their fix of world-class performances. The Firehouse Center for the Arts and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom are two popular place of convergence for artsy crowds as well.

If you want a quick big-city fix, you could take a day trip to Boston or Portland. Portsmouth has its own version of Fenway Park (Leary Field), but if you long for the jam-packed, adrenaline-pumping affair of watching the Boston Red Sox in action, the mob scene is just a drive away.

Portsmouth is waiting. Time to pack your things and head over here.