Take an easy 4-minute drive or 1/2 mile walk to downtown and then onto Prescott Park to walk along the water.
Portsmouth is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the northeast. Not only does the city’s layout lend itself to walkers and bikers, Portsmouth recently invested funds into improving bike lanes that lead from the west end into downtown. Moreover, as much of downtown (Market Square) gets a facelift, the city kept its pedestrians in mind, refurbishing sidewalks, building new walkways and expanding many of the pedestrian spaces around town. All of this adds up to an incredible downtown that’s just a 10 minute walk from Islington Commons.
Two reasons for living in Portsmouth. It's Unique. It is the only city in the county, but only the fourth-largest community, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census.
A romantic culinary destination. Portsmouth and the Seacoast are "blessed with an absurd selection of restaurants"
"I grew up on the Massachusetts border, frequently during the summers my parents would drive us up to Portsmouth and more specifically, Prescott Park. Today we trek from the Little Harbour neighborhood where we can grab a coffee, and still find ourselves meandering over to Prescott Park to sit with sandwiches on a lazy Saturday afternoon. We find something each weekend to do, whether it's school or sports related, or parents night out on the town for an art and wine tour, or gathering with friends at a theatre event at The Music Hall. We recently had the opportunity to move to London for my husband's career, and we just can't leave Portsmouth.
We are able to revive many of the architectural features of the existing homes facing Islington Street, as well as hold true to more of the neighborhood home details.
Tall columns and pediments.
Arches and details
New England style
Simple clean lines