Portsmouth

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175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

The Native Americans of Abenaki, as well as the other nations that speak Algonquian and their ancestors, settled in the coastal New Hampshire territory for thousands of years prior the European contact.

The initially known European to write about and discover the area was Martin Pring. A tidal estuary that has a hasty stream, Piscataqua River still create  s a pleasant natural harbor. Its west bank was inhabited in 1630 by the English colonists and was named Strawberry Banke after the growth of countless wild strawberries in that area. The port, with its strategic location for business between mercantile interests overseas and upstream industries, had become prosperous. Ship building, fishing and lumber were the area’s main businesses. The imprisoned Africans were brought in as manual workers in 1645 and were vital to developing the success of the city. The town was a part of Triangle Trade that create  d considerable earnings from slavery.

Portsmouth was incorporated in 1653, with its name that is in honor of John Mason, the founder of the colony. In 1679, the town became the colonial capital and a shelter for exiles who came from Puritan, MA.

Area and Climate

Portsmouth is a town that has an approximate of 21,000 inhabitants and rests close to the “entrance” of Piscataqua River, an extensive, short river that separates Maine and New Hampshire. It is also the focal point of a city region that comprises of Dover and Rochester and numerous towns, including Rye, Greenland, Stratham, Exeter, Newington, and Hampton, New Hampshire; York, Eliot, Kittery, and South Berwick, Maine; and many others.

The town was named by Prevention Magazine as among the United States’ top 100 walking metropolises for 2008. In that same year, it was also named by National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations and called the town as among the country’s most culturally rich places, having an exciting blend of sidewalk cafes, unique artisans’ boutiques, art galleries, historic buildings, restaurants, and jazz clubs. In 2009, Portsmouth was listed by Forbes Traveler as among the country’s most attractive towns.

Overall, the town is known for its numerous shopping, recreation and dining opportunities that consist of outlet malls in Kittery, ME, downtown Portsmouth and major shopping malls in Newington, NH.

Portsmouth has a moist and wet continental weather with warm summers and without the dry season. The district within 40 kilometers of this location is covered by seas and oceans, forests and rivers and lakes.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of condo or house in 2000 was $164,500 and $289,089 in 2011.

2011’s mean cost for all home units was $357,922, $309,720 for townhomes and attached units, $55,258 for mobile homes, $408,894 for detached houses, $333,696 for 2-unit structures, $360,616 for 3- to 4-unit structures, and $352,911 for 5-unit structures of more.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 was 136.1, which is high than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The town of Portsmouth has numerous places of interest, which include the following:

  • The Music Hall was opened in 1878. It is a 900-seat theater that is currently managed by a not-for-profit group and in the restoration stage. It hosts cinema, theater, musical acts, and dance
  • A historic church, the North Church is a steeple of which is discernible from most of the areas in Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth Athenauem is a private art gallery, library and museum that can be used by the public at specific times.
  • Strawberry Banke Museum is among the town’s earliest settlements. It is a neighborhood that features many restored historic residences in Federal, Colonial and Georgian architecture styles.
  • Discover Portsmouth is a main gateway to artistic, historical and cultural venues and sites all over greater Portsmouth.
  • Pierce Island lies next to the town’s charming South End, giving you clear Piscataqua River views, as well as the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and bridges. Additionally, it features boat launches, walking trails, outdoor swimming pool, and playgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Art Galleries
  • Arts & Theature
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sking Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Art Galleries
  • Arts & Theature
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sking Nearby
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : Yes
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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