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234 Cheap Apartments for rent in Portsmouth, VA

Finding cheap apartments in Portsmouth takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
New Port Landing Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$972
480 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
610 sqft
Live lavishly at the New Port Landing in Portsmouth, Virginia. Where upscale design meets copious convenience, that’s where you’ll find our gorgeous one- and two-bedroom apartments complete with state-of-the-art large walk-in closets, well-equipped kitchens, and extra storage space. As an exclusive community perk, you’ll also enjoy access to our 24-hour emergency maintenance, laundry center, as well as package receiving. Discover a place to live and a lifestyle to love.
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Nav850-Beacon303 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
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1 Bedroom
$915
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
3 Bedrooms
$1,355
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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239 Choate Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,050
807 sqft
Life comfortably in this fully updated unit, move-in ready and waiting for you to call it home! The turn-key bathroom and comfortable bedrooms provide ample space for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Complete with everything you need to create your next culinary masterpiece, the bright and airy kitchen will truly become the heart of the home. Your personal decor will pop against the fresh interior featuring plenty of natural light throughout. Boasting the versatility and functionality you desire, this home will soar to the top of your list. Schedule a tour before it’s too late! Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please contact Marketplace Homes to verify any information.
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58 Radford St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,025
665 sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath 1 level duplex. Living room leads to large eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Lots of natural light throughout apartment. Living room and bedrooms have carpet, kitchen and bath have vinyl. Fenced back yard shared with neighbor. Lawn care included with rent. Tenant responsible for gas, water, electric, all utilities. Washer/dryer remains but is not warranted in lease. LEASE REQUIREMENT 12 Months Minimum. This could be longer, as we dont expired leases between the months of Oct Feb. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. Please review the following criteria and terms carefully and only apply if you meet them. Because of the amount of time it takes our staff to review applications to ensure they are complete, application fees are not refundable. Completed applications can be transferred to another available property within 30 days by contacting our leasing agent at 757-773-7368. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL - Have verifiable, reliable gross income of at least 3 times the rent and net income of at least 2.5 times the rent (Exception HUD or VA VASH voucher holder) - Have no more than 2 occupants/bedroom - Not owe any money to a previous landlord - Not have any recent evictions - Not have any unpaid utilities or car payments reported on the credit report or court records - Not have been convicted of any crimes against people or property in the last 7 years - Not have been convicted of any drug manufacturing or distribution charges in the last 7 years APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (HOW TO APPLY): Visit our company website at www.pmivirginia.com. Click on Rentals and click on VIEW DETAILS for the property you want to apply for, then click on APPLY ONLINE. Ensure that you have all the required documents handy (Log in info for all if your income deposit sources, your most recent 2 months paystub for all income sources, Government Issued IDs for all adults). Complete all the Required Information then Hit Submit, Applicants will be required to complete an income verification with theclosingdocs.com. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Go to your e-mail and find the e-signature that will walk you through signing and paying for the application. UPON ACCEPTANCE Lease must be signed, and deposit paid within 48 hours of acceptance. (See exception for SEC 8 voucher holders below.) A whole months rent will be due upon move-in. If lease begins after the first of the month, a prorated rent will be charged for the second month of the lease term. MILITARY APPLICANTS Please upload a copy of your most current orders with your application. Your PRD must be at least 12 months after your lease start date. SEC 8 APPLICANTS Please upload a copy of your voucher with your application. If the voucher indicates a bedroom # the same as the property you are applying for or more, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least one times the rent. If your voucher indicates a bedroom # lower than the number of bedrooms you are applying for, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least two times the rent. Property will remain on the market until a reservation fee equal to one times the rent is received, since HUD will not allow a lease to be signed until after the property passes inspection. Sorry No Pets $1.95 eCheck Fee per Rental Payment; Online Payments Only First Month's Rent due at Lease Execution This posting is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Only listings at PMI Virginia's website is current. APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days depending on how quickly your references respond to our inquiries. Applications submitted on weekends or holidays will be considered submitted on the next business day. Applications will not be considered completed until the petscreening.com report is completed, and all adult applicants have completed the following: submitted all required documentation, signed the application, paid the application fee, completed the income verification with theclosingdocs.com. ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN RENT: Application Fee - $50 per Adult (+$5 processing fee if you pay on-line) Deposit: Minimum of one-month rent. Could be higher based on risk factors. Filter Maintenance Program - $15/Month in homes with central air
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16 Barney Pl Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1055 sqft
Come home to this pretty two bedroom, one bath, two story duplex located in historic Cradock. Large living room, dining room, kitchen and utility room downstairs, and two bedroom and a full bath upstairs. Washer/dryer shown in photos are not warranted in the lease, but are available for the tenant to use if the desire. Located close to the Shipyard, interstate, and shopping. Sorry No Pets. LEASE REQUIREMENT 12 Months Minimum. This could be longer, as we do not expire leases from Oct through Feb. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. Please review the following criteria and terms carefully and only apply if you meet them. Because of the amount of time it takes our staff to review applications to ensure they are complete, application fees are not refundable. Completed applications can be transferred to another available property within 30 days by contacting our leasing agent at 757-773-7368. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL - Have verifiable, reliable gross income of at least 3 times the rent and net income of at least 2.5 times the rent (Exception HUD or VA VASH voucher holder) - Have no more than 2 occupants/bedroom - Have no more than 2 unrelated adults. (Relationship must be spouse or parent/child to qualify.) - Not owe any money to a previous landlord - Not have any recent evictions - Not have any unpaid utilities or car payments reported on the credit report or court records - Not have been convicted of any crimes against people or property in the last 7 years - Not have been convicted of any drug manufacturing or distribution charges in the last 7 years APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (HOW TO APPLY): Visit our company website at www.pmivirginia.com. Click on Rentals and click on VIEW DETAILS for the property you want to apply for, then click on APPLY ONLINE. Ensure that you have all the required documents handy (Log in info for all if your income deposit sources, your most recent 2 months paystub for all income sources, Government Issued IDs for all adults). Complete all the Required Information then Hit Submit. Go to your e-mail and find the e-signature that will walk you through signing and paying for the application. THIRD PARTY INCOME VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to complete an income verification with theclosingdocs.com. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. UPON ACCEPTANCE: Lease must be signed, and deposit paid within 48 hours of acceptance. (See exception for SEC 8 voucher holders below.) A whole months rent will be due upon move-in. If lease begins after the first of the month, a prorated rent will be charged for the second month of the lease term. MILITARY APPLICANTS: Please upload a copy of your most current orders with your application. Your PRD must be at least 12 months after your lease start date. SEC 8 APPLICANTS: Please upload a copy of your voucher with your application. If the voucher indicates a bedroom # the same as the property you are applying for or more, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least one times the rent. If your voucher indicates a bedroom # lower than the number of bedrooms you are applying for, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least two times the rent. Property will remain on the market until a reservation fee equal to one times the rent is received, since HUD will not allow a lease to be signed until after the property passes inspection. First Month's Rent due at Lease Execution. This posting is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Only listings at PMI Virginia's website is current. $1.95 eCheck Fee per Rental Payment; Online Payments Only APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days depending on how quickly your references respond to our inquiries. Applications submitted on weekends or holidays ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN RENT: Application Fee - $50 per Adult (+$5 processing fee if you pay on-line) Deposit ? Minimum of one-month rent. Could be higher based on risk factors. Filter Maintenance Program - $15/Month in homes with central
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1033 Crawford Parkway Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,025
1000 sqft
**AVAILABLE NOW** FIRST FLOOR UNIT offering 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Lots of character. Large windows for natural light. Renovated in recent years. Refrigerator, gas range and dishwasher provided. Laundry hookups in unit. Gas heat, window units for AC. Tenant is responsible for all utilities. No pets.
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2624 Detroit Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$850
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Spacious 1 BR end unit on 2nd floor above business in Historic Port Norfolk. Freshly Painted. New flooring in Kitchen & Foyer. Real Hardwood floors. Separate Living Room and Big Bedroom. Shared Laundry downstairs. Secure Entry. Gas, Heat, Water, Hot Water, Sewer, and Trash are all included in rent! But Sorry, no animals allowed. Ask the the agent how to Apply online,
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1030 Ann Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$975
Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex available in Portsmouth. The unit has an open floor plan with a washer & dryer, great rooms. Located near the Elizabeth River.
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10 Pollux Circle E Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
850 sqft
This is a two bedroom, one bath apartment located in the Simonsdale neighborhood in Portsmouth. This unit has fresh paint, cozy rooms and an open feel. It is conveniently located near City Park, major transit, shopping and restaurants. Complex is under new management and ready to help make this your home. This one will move so be sure to schedule your showing today!
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818 Dinwiddie St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$950
1000 sqft
Huge 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Portsmouth. Amenities included: Washer/Dryer in Unit Garbage Disposal Vinyl Flooring Wall to Wall Carpet Ample Closet Space Covered Private Porch Water Included Ask us about pets. Date Available: May 1st 2020. $850/month rent. $850 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Rebecca at Black Oak Partners LLC at 973-615-7668 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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Results within 1 mile of Portsmouth
Marina Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,025
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
950 sqft
With gorgeous views of the Elizabeth River all around you, private access to your own boat ramp and fishing at your back door, Marina Point Apartments brings you the best of living life on the water in Chesapeake! Find your escape from the hustle and bustle in a quiet corner of Chesapeake thats still nearby businesses, shopping, schools, recreation areas and military installations. Tucked away on a peninsula on the Elizabeth River, Marina Point offers innovatively designed apartment homes with spacious floor plans, sunlight and water views. Reflect your lifestyle in one of Marina Point Apartments one, two or three bedroom apartments today!
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The Law Building Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$1,085
332 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,292
478 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Luxury downtown apartments offer unique floor plans, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Community amenities include 24-hour fitness center, business center and high-speed elevators. Located downtown near shopping, restaurants and attractions.
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Hague Towers Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,045
528 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
1056 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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With over 85 years of combined experience, Hague Towers and Pembroke Towers Management Team has a very simple objective: Resident satisfaction and safety is our goal. Our residents are our number one priority. The leasing office has an open door policy and welcomes our residents to come in with questions, concerns or just to say hi. We are here for you.
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Pembroke Towers Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,065
454 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
1104 sqft
With over 85 years of combined experience, Hague Towers and Pembroke Towers Management Team has a very simple objective: Resident satisfaction and safety is our goal. Our residents are our number one priority. The leasing office has an open door policy and welcomes our residents to come in with questions, concerns or just to say hi. We are here for you.
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6029 Camellia Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1064 sqft
STATELY BRICK RANCH DUPLEX HOME IN SOUGHT AFTER COMMUNITY!! FRESHLY PAINTED, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, LUXURY HARDWOODS. SPACIOUS KITCHEN W/ LOTS OF STORAGE & EAT IN KITCHEN. HUGE FAMILY ROOM, SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, STUNNING ACCENTS, LARGE WALK IN LAUNDRY ROOM. BEAUTIFUL YARD W/ EXTERIOR SHED FOR ADDITIONAL STORAGE....WELCOME HOME!!! (YARD & SHED AREA SHARED W/ UNIT #B) Automatic rent ACH withdrawal & Renter’s Insurance req. Applicant criteria: Credit score - Over 600, debt/income ratio below 40%, good rental/mortgage ref. (no late payments/balances owed). Apply online. Apps are processed in the order received. $50 non-refundable app fee per person over the age of 18 that will be occupying the property. Each applicant must qualify individually. NO PETS.
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Results within 5 miles of Portsmouth
Bondale Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,015
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Bondale Apartments blend classic architecture with a setting nestled among giant hardwoods. You can enjoy living in the Wards Corner area and be minutes from everything in Norfolk, Virginia. Bondale Apartments are moments away from ODU, EVMS, Norfolk State, I-64 and all major Southside Military Bases, and yet removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our comfortable studio, one and two bedroom apartments have beautiful hardwood floors and all the comforts of home. Visit Bondale today! Our staff would like to welcome you to a warm and inviting community... you may never want to leave.
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Mission College Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$965
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Fantastic location near the best amenities. On-site features include an interactive playground, pool, and fitness center. Near good schools. Homes offer full kitchens with separate dining areas, and a washer and dryer.
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Villa Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$870
850 sqft
Nestled between popular parks and the Lafayette River lies your home at Villa Terrace Apartments. Located just minutes from some of Norfolks finest shopping, dining, and entertainment options, this cozy community is sure to please. Schedule your private tour today and discover for yourself all that Villa Terrace Apartments has to offer!
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1285 Reservoir Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$850
600 sqft
Enjoy living in this updated first level unit. Fully equipped kitchen, W/D Hookups! Front and back entrance. Two ductless HVAC units with programmable thermostats for heating & cooling. Luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout. Convenient to Mass Transit, I-264, Norfolk State University and Downtown Norfolk. Sorry no pets. $60 per adult applicant. One-time lease prep fee of $150.00 and deposit required upon approval. Tenant Benefit Package is $45 per month for 2 tenants + $5 per month for each additional tenant.
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629 W 28th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
800 sqft
Ready for immediate possession! 2 bedroom 1 bath 2nd floor unit. Rent includes water & sewer! Updated kitchen and bath. Fresh paint on walls, doors and trim. Convenient to ODU, interstates and shopping. Lot for parking. (1) small pet may be accepted with additional deposit and owner approval.
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839 21st Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$950
647 sqft
Recently freshened up! Nice two-bedroom one bath bungalow with carpet and vinyl floors. Kitchen with refrigerator and electric stove. Space in kitchen with washer and dryer hookups. Nice living room and full bath. Great covered front porch. Section 8 welcome. No smoking, renters' insurance required. Owner open to rent to own
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121 Piedmont Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$895
400 sqft
Darling studio/cottage located in Olde Wythe just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay. 1 bedroom, 1 full bath with freestanding tub, full kitchen with sink, fridge and gas range. Small living area. Off street parking includes a long driveway; storage shed available and even a private little back yard! Only small pet considered (and on a case by case basis); good credit, verifiable employment and income plus satisfactory landlord references required. All adult occupants must apply. Great little house - worth a look and swift possession! Note washer/dryer hook ups May be available! Studio/cottage located at rear of property behind main house house accessed by separate driveway to left of main house. Actual address is 121 1/2 (121 and a half) Piedmont Ave.
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1510 Wilson Road Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
900 sqft
Completely renovated 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment with new appliances, new carpet. 1 first floor bedroom and 1 upstairs bedroom. Convenient to Norfolk State University and Downown Norfolk.
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1313 21st Street - 2 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
625 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment for rent in South Norfolk. Freshly painted and carpets and apartment still need to be cleaned. W/D hookups. Parking spot in back of building. Oscar Smith high school school district. Wont last long. Contact agent for all showings.
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Cheap apartments in Portsmouth start at $850 per month.
City Guide for Portsmouth, VA

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. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Portsmouth, VA

Finding cheap apartments in Portsmouth takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Portsmouth by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Portsmouth in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Portsmouth.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Portsmouth. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Portsmouth.