Portsmouth is an independent city in the 'Southside' of Hampton Roads. It is a harbor and port city and has a deep history that dates back to 1752, when it was incorporated. Porstmouth's Olde Towne Historic District features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes on the East Coast.
Portsmouth is a gorgeous city that is rich in history, maritime, and culture. It is bordered to the east by Norfolk, Suffolk to the west, Chesapeake to the south and west, the Elizabeth River to the east, and the James River to the north.
Portsmouth is a family-oriented community with serene waterfront views. It is comprised of some of the following neighborhoods: Olde Towne, West Norfolk, Green Lakes, Hoffler Creek, West Haven, Churchland and Cradock.
The city features the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Children's Museum of Virginia, Porstmouth City Park, Olde Towne Historic District and many other museums, parks and shopping attractions.