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See what Portsmouth, VA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Portsmouth

It is close to the highways and shopping areas. It's up and coming and new businesses are being built.

Close to interstate. Our neighborhood is historically black and needs more pride in the city. I love our city park.

I enjoy eating at lots of different restaurant. It's lots of fun having access to transpiration . Increased ice cream consumption

I live near two big shopping centers along with many restaurants. It's also near the interstate, so if I want to go to another section of the city for a concert I can easily get there

There is nothing unique about my neighborhood. I don't go anywhere with my friends and family. My favorite restaurant around here is Wendy's however they are building new restaurants around the area

My neighborhood is very old and the home's have a lot of personalty and charm. My neighborhood use to be a wonderful place to raise a family.

Who Lives Here

Portsmouth Demographics

Education

High School

42%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

27%

4 people

19%

5 people

7%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

3%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

11%

20-45

36%

45-65

24%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Portsmouth?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$1395$1062$1162$1272
Mar '24$1395$1092$1152$1365
Feb '24$1395$1092$1200$1350
Jan '24$1395$950$1200$1350
Dec '23$1395$995$1200$1350
Nov '23$1395$1052$1200$1300
Oct '23$1395$1039$1200$1342
Sep '23$1395$1002$1150$1350
Aug '23$1395$1039$1150$1350
Jul '23$1395$1040$1112$1302
Jun '23$1395$1002$1200$1302
May '23$1395$1040$1112$1350
Apr '23$1395$1025$1112$1292

*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

27%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5151

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 28 of 41 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Portsmouth

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. 41% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portsmouth serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 19% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 12% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Portsmouth.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 48% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Portsmouth is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 44% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Portsmouth.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. 22% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers 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. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 29% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. 18% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

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

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Portsmouth.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 63% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 70% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Portsmouth Features

Near Schools

Yes

Say 33 of 41 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 32 of 41 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 31 of 41 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 30 of 41 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 29 of 41 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 28 of 41 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 23 of 41 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 23 of 41 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 21 of 41 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 21 of 41 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 21 of 41 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 22 of 41 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 24 of 41 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 24 of 41 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 31 of 41 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 33 of 41 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 41 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 36 of 41 renters

Portsmouth Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Portsmouth

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