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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Portsmouth

Walkable, friendly neighbors, dog-friendly, great proximity to good restaurants, culture, and shopping. Love being near downtown and also close to beaches. Convenient for all my daily needs (massage, waxing, gym, etc).

It is quiet and there is sometimes some wildlife. It is easily accessible to a pretty significant route, which is convenient

I love that I can walk into town. I love that I have a winter view of the mill pond. I love that there are many historic houses, including my own.

It is quiet. It is near the water. It's is close to a bigger town and Boston. It is near the ocean. It is only a couple of hours from the mountains.

I like that it's a traditional family neighborhood, with mostly moderate 3 bedroom homes (mostly ranches) that are affordable and not too big like those McMansions. I like the neighbors a lot because everyone helps each other. It's safe and scenic for running or a bike ride. It's close to stores, downtown and the beach. I love the beach! There are lots of great restaurants down town and you can sit outside and eat by the water. There are cute shops down town and a small park. There is also a town pool.

Who Lives Here

Portsmouth Demographics

Education

High School

21%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

36%

Master's

18%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

59%

3 people

19%

4 people

16%

5 people

5%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

9%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

8%

20-45

40%

45-65

26%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Portsmouth?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$2000$2550$2500$2995
Jun '24$1749$2195$2399$3095
May '24$2000$2400$3000$3195
Apr '24$2000$2450$3000$4500
Mar '24$2000$2600$2600$4500
Feb '24$2000$2600$2600$4200
Jan '24$2075$2100$2799$3275
Dec '23$1725$2100$2799$3225
Nov '23$1725$1995$2500$3800
Oct '23$1725$1995$2200$3800
Sep '23$1725$1995$2750$3800
Aug '23$1725$2200$2750$3800
Jul '23$1725$2100$2500$3800

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Portsmouth

Portsmouth Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

45%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5353

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Art, Retail

Things To Do In Portsmouth

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portsmouth is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 48% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portsmouth draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Portsmouth is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 26% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 5% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Portsmouth gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 13% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 42% more restaurants than average
  3. 12% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Portsmouth.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 49% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 28% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Portsmouth.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 27% more gyms than average
  3. 11% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Portsmouth doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 11% more pet facilities than average
  3. 8% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Portsmouth.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Portsmouth's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Portsmouth Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Portsmouth Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Portsmouth

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a small city with slightly less than 22,000 residents. Young professionals should fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, though retirees are well-represented as well. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home despite an average rent of $1,216/month, significantly higher than the state average of $1,087.

Portsmouth residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are retail, scientific, entertainment, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of the city's population works in management, making it the top profession in the city. Portsmouth workers earn an average annual income of about $90K, about $16,000 more than the New Hampshire average. Portsmouth's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Portsmouth has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 27% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Portsmouth has an average commute time of about 23 minutes, outperforming the New Hampshire average of about 26 minutes. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used extensively. Few commuters (4%) walk to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

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