Founded: 1752

Population: 95,535

Households: 38,170

Portsmouth has a wondrous waterfront on the Elizabeth River, to which that strategic geography became home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (in Portsmouth).

Beauty abounds steps away from the waterfront in the lovely Olde Towne neighborhood – a section known for having one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, VA and Charleston, SC.

Portsmouth revels in its history; but, views the future with enthusiasm. The Modeling and Simulation Technology Center is a cutting-edge facility which services the needs of both the civilian and military communities. The Department of Economic Development nourishes the future with Enterprise Zone programs, and embraces its history with programs for structure rehabilitation and restoration.

The opportunities are legion in the City of Portsmouth.

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