Portsmouth is a city situated in the Virginia Beach metropolitan area, which is part of Virginia, United States.
Most areas in Portsmouth are reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be calm - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially close to one of the railway lines, Martin Luther King Freeway or US Highway 460. It is rather difficult to access green spaces in the city since they aren't well-distributed. Despite that, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to unwind in.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly 60% of buildings in Portsmouth, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings. The median year of construction for properties in this city is 1967. This part of the Virginia Beach metropolitan area has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this city is evenly split between renters and owners.
It is frequently an option for house buyers in Portsmouth to purchase their groceries on foot. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Concerning education, in this city, residents will typically be able to access primary schools on foot. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be a long walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
The favored mode of transportation in Portsmouth is usually a car. Nearby highways, such as US Highway 460, are easy to reach from anywhere in Portsmouth, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, this part of the Virginia Beach metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most homes. Portsmouth is not very suitable for walking because few daily errands can be run on foot.