121 Apartments for rent in Portsmouth, VA

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Starting at $750
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Preston Trails East
6617 Bickford Lane
Portsmouth, VA
1 Bedroom
$750
2 Bedrooms
$795
3 Bedrooms
$1,010
Quiet community in Chesapeake with dog park, grilling area, pool and playground. All units have laundry hookups, patio/balcony and dishwashers. Garden apartments and townhomes available. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $775
Updated 5 hrs ago
Preston Trails West
3537 Towne Point Rd
Portsmouth, VA
1 Bedroom
$775
2 Bedrooms
$849
3 Bedrooms
$849
Portsmouth apartments available within proximity of Western Freeway 164. This pet-friendly community includes an on-site dog park, swimming pool and 24-hour maintenance. Apartments feature walk-in closets, central AC, dishwashers and W/D hookups.
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Starting at $823
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The Myrtles at Olde Towne Apartments
850 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA
1 Bedroom
$823
2 Bedrooms
$893
3 Bedrooms
$1,241
Conveniently located community right next to the Naval Medical Center, Fort Nelson Park and the Elizabeth River. Swimming pools, dog parks and clubhouse on site. Apartments boast vaulted ceilings and complimentary cable and internet.
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Starting at $874
Updated 8 hrs ago
Towne Point Landing
3802 Towne Point Rd
Portsmouth, VA
1 Bedroom
$874
2 Bedrooms
$919
3 Bedrooms
$1,030
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Starting at $680
Updated 3 hrs ago
Marsh Landing
3817 George Washington Hwy
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$680
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Starting at $900
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Pepperwood Townhomes
3790 Pepperwood Ct
Portsmouth, VA
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$969
3 Bedrooms
$1,229
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Starting at $825
Updated 4 hrs ago
Mallard Cove Townhomes
840 Lancer Dr
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$825
3 Bedrooms
$930
Starting at $750
Updated 1 hr ago
2301 Lansing Avenue
2301 Lansing Avenue
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$750
Starting at $850
Updated 1 hr ago
2805 Elliott Avenue
2805 Elliott Avenue
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $1,050
Updated 2 hrs ago
158 Gillis Rd
158 Gillis Rd
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Starting at $1,295
Updated 13 hrs ago
1708 A Street
1708 A Street
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
Starting at $1,000
Updated 20 hrs ago
2108 Atlanta Avenue
2108 Atlanta Avenue
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $1,025
Updated 20 hrs ago
508 Lanier Crescent
508 Lanier Crescent
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
Starting at $1,400
Updated 20 hrs ago
1705 A Street
1705 A Street
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,195
Updated 20 hrs ago
945 Cambridge Avenue
945 Cambridge Avenue
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
Starting at $1,225
Updated 20 hrs ago
1204 Warfield Drive
1204 Warfield Drive
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
Starting at $825
Updated 21 hrs ago
4110 Queenswood Dr
4110 Queenswood Dr
Portsmouth, VA
2 Bedrooms
$825
Starting at $1,350
Updated 21 hrs ago
306 Mt Vernon Ave
306 Mt Vernon Ave
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,699
Updated 1 day ago
3516 Marlyn Road
3516 Marlyn Road
Portsmouth, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,699
Starting at $1,100
Updated 1 day ago
33 Aylwin Rd.
33 Aylwin Rd.
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $950
Updated 1 day ago
1002 Liston Lane
1002 Liston Lane
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,300
Updated 2 days ago
1125 County Street
1125 County Street
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,695
Updated 2 days ago
442 BARLOW Drive
442 BARLOW Drive
Portsmouth, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
Starting at $895
Updated 2 days ago
72 Hobson Street
72 Hobson Street
Portsmouth, VA
3 Bedrooms
$895

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City GuidePortsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia is home to the largest naval shipyard in the world. Don't let the name confuse you, though. It's named after the neighboring city of Norfolk.

Portsmouth is a city that forms a piece of what seems like a seamless community surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads include Norfolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News. The first official successful settlement in the Americas, Jamestown, lies only a few miles up river. Colonial era homes still line the streets mixed with modern advancements and the skyscrapers of downtown Norfolk. The military has a strong presence in the city and makes for the majority of the local infrastructure. Unemployment is remarkably low and cost of living is more reasonable in this area than adjacent cities.

Moving to the City

Portsmouth is an outlying suburb of the major commercial centers of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The majority of residents live in the city and work across the river. Prices are cheaper than downtown and though public transit is improving, it is easier to drive than get around any other way since all areas are connected by I-64 and it's offshoots with little inconvenience.

Military Living

The entire area that surrounds Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is geared towards military personnel and their families. This is a huge boon to the community for a number of reasons. Crime is lower here than you would initially expect. Residents feel safe at night when walking downtown or through neighborhoods. Like any large city there are areas to avoid but they are few and everyone knows where they are. The economy has flourished in spite of difficult times due to the constant influx of government support. The bases located nearby, including Oceana Air Force Base, provide stability for local businesses that has encouraged growth on a persistent basis. The constant presence of battleships and carriers in the harbor are just part of the scenery here. A lot of the charm and personality that the city owns is a direct result of these subtle features.

The entire eastern seaboard is rich with history, for those who are into learning more about America’s past. Dating back to its beginnings in 1752, Porthsmouth has several neighborhoods in particular that will make you feel as though you’ve gone back in time. If American history is your thing, it might be worth your while to take the three-hour trek northwest to Washington DC with stops along the way to some amazing little towns that helped shape the future of the country.

Entertainment

For the most part, Portsmouths sister city of Norfolk is the happening place for nightlife. It may seem unusual but this area does not segregate one city from the other in the way most states do. Moreover each city seems to designate a purpose. Businessman and college students spend their time in Norfolk, professional workers and shoppers go to Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach is for tourists or locals looking to get away from it all. Portsmouth is where a large portion of over two million of the region's population resides. Just across the bridge on Granby street is downtown Norfolk. Bars, clubs and restaurants of every possible type line the strip marked by the presence of the battleship Wisconsin which practically overshadows Waterside Drive. On weekends it can get quite crowded. MacArthur mall butts up against the nightlife center, which offers a logical end to a long day of shopping. Ferries and taxis make it easy to travel back and forth between the two cities safely and legally. Public transportation is thankfully improving along with the continuing construction of a light rail connecting the oceanfront with the cities along the bay.

Weather or Not

Weather in Portsmouth is typical of the mid Atlantic. It can at times be turbulent but what can be assured is no one weather pattern will last very long. Rainstorms are intense but come in frequent short bursts. Typically a shower will last from fifteen minutes to an hour at most. All four seasons are represented including an occasional snowfall that will remain for a week or two in early February which is just long enough build a snowman, have a snowball fight and be ready for it all to melt away. Spring is full of flowers and life as the geese come out with their new hatchlings for the first time in the year (much to the despair of many locals waiting for the new families to cross the street). Summers are hot enough to urge most people to the beaches for a welcome cooling off in the ocean, but the the days give way to luxurious if slightly nippy autumns full of color changing leaves and pleasant evenings.

Neighborhoods

Olde Town: Located directly on the bay with stunning skyline view of downtown Norfolk, Olde Towne Portsmouth is home to colonial buildings, townhouses and cobblestone streets. An eclectic mix of restaurants pepper the community. If you focus your apartment search here you will find plenty of studios and one bedroom apartments. Prices are slightly higher due to the location and coveted scenery. $$$$

Downtown: Downtown is largely preserved as a historic monument. The majority of homes are two story turn of the century and colonial styles. Renovated for modern comforts the aesthetic sensibilities have been preserved throughout the ages. Many larger houses have been converted into multiplexes for singles and college students. $$$

Midtown: This area is the hub of suburbia in Portsmouth. I-264 across the river, route 58 to NC and route 17 from Fredericksburg to Florida all pass through here. This is also a large medical center for the city. Midtown offers architecture from across the centuries. Queen Anne inspired homes, turn of the century, waterfront colonials and Cape Cod style homes mingle together for an air of merican history unfolding before your eyes. $$$

Victory: Victory was a planned expansion to the city. This region is mixed in its development. The Elizabeth River like much of Portsmouth plays a major role in the residential layout of the area. Retail outlets and commercial developments are in abundance with the larger more modern homes being placed strategically along the river banks, often with their own piers. Fishing is a major pastime in this area due to easy access to the Chesapeake Bay. The harbor houses a full complement of private boats year round for enthusiasts. $$

Churchland: If youre going to call any place home, Churchland is probably going to be it. Spacious living areas with river views are plentiful here. Apartment complexes are replaced by townhomes and condos. Brick, ranch style homes and traditional partial brick homes are common. This is the most family friendly neighborhood in the area. The YMCA and several cultural centers provide a welcome boost to the local community spirit. Churchland was designed to encompass the needs of all of Portsmouths citizens. Large sections of luxury homes were constructed to attract economic improvement to the area as well as several fairly priced homes designed with first time buyers in mind to assist new families looking to move to the area. Anywhere in Hampton Roads enjoys a unique atmosphere that could not exist anywhere else. $$

July 2018 Portsmouth Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 Portsmouth Rent Report. Portsmouth rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portsmouth rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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