Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth was originally established as a shipbuilding community after King James I of England issued a land grant for its development. Today, it is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard that builds and repairs all types of Navy ships. Located just 20 miles from the Naval Air Station Oceana, the town is a picturesque location that sits on the harbor and offers boating access and transportation to visitors and residents alike.

Homes for sale in the area start at $199,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1500 square feet. Rentals are also available with monthly rates starting at $925 for a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home rental. For temporary accommodations, local hotels such as the Comfort Inn and the Quality Inn offer nightly rates of $69 and up.

Portsmouth offers daily tours of the historic Naval Shipyard and the first Navy Hospital. Turn-of-the century homes have been preserved for visitors’ sightseeing pleasure. The Pass House and the Hill House are two families who have antique collection that over a 150 years old and have been preserved in their original condition. The area is rich in area attractions that give visitors a glimpse into the colorful past.

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