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Overview of Portsmouth

Boasting an undeniable quaint atmosphere that has accumulated through three centuries of the town's history, Portsmouth may be one of the best places to call home in the Old Dominion. Portsmouth apartments for rent will put you smack dab in the middle of the beautiful scenery of eastern Virginia. You'll find a true maritime culture in this small seaport community coupled with outstanding restaurants, a plethora of antique shops and countless amenities to enjoy near Portsmouth apartments. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 95,600 people call Portsmouth home.

Living in Portsmouth

Within minutes of looking at Portsmouth apartments for rent, you'll notice that the dense history of this region is still embraced to this day. But that's not the only reason why people make the move to this area. AreaVibes gave Portsmouth a rating of 77 for its livability, based on its pristine weather, low cost of living, stable housing market and abundance of local amenities. Plus, you're just a ferry ride away from Norfolk when you're living in Portsmouth.

Love antiquing? Spend the afternoon along High Street, which is home to a high density of great shops, or dine at a lovely outdoor café or local bar. Portsmouth also hosts many events and festivals throughout the year, including the Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament, Clean the Bay Day, Seawall Music Festival and Virginia Arts Festival.

Portsmouth Apartments and Cost of Living

Despite the vast amount of amenities and beautiful scenery in Portsmouth, the median rental rate for Portsmouth apartments for rent is on par with Virginia's average. Additionally, the overall cost of living is 2 percent lower than the state's average and 5 percent less than the nation's average.

Portsmouth boasts fairly average temperatures year-round, so you won't have to dish out too much money for utilities, and you'll enjoy a mild climate that averages between and 46 and 77 degrees.

Although Portsmouth is a car-dependent community, you'll be able to save on transportation costs, since the city's average gas prices are on par with the rest of the state and the commute time from apartments in Portsmouth is 3 percent shorter than other Virginia cities.

Apartments in Portsmouth Work and Study

Students living in apartments for rent in Portsmouth will find there are a few colleges in the area to choose from, including Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan College, Fortis College and Tidewater Community College.

The U.S. Navy has a large presence in Portsmouth and it is one of the largest employers in the region. The Norfolk Navy Yard and a U.S. Navy facility that builds, remodels and repairs Navy vessels provide jobs for many residents of the community. Manufacturing and retail trade industries are also big in Portsmouth.

Crosswinds - Chesapeake, VA 23325
22

Chesapeake, VA 23325

$685 - $900

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Chesapeake, VA (Indian River, Washington)


$685 - $900

109 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Crown Point Townhomes - Norfolk, VA 23502
27

Norfolk, VA 23502

$905 - $1465

2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norfolk, VA (Crown Point)


$905 - $1465

480 Units 2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dove Landing Point - Norfolk, VA 23513
8

Norfolk, VA 23513

$689 - $777

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Norfolk, VA (Greenwood)


$689 - $777

36 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Elkhart Apartments - Chesapeake, VA 23323
8

Chesapeake, VA 23323

$845

2 Beds 1 Bath

Chesapeake, VA (Camelot, Deep Creek North)


$845

34 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Lansdale Gardens - Norfolk, VA 23513
10

Norfolk, VA 23513

$570 - $660

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Norfolk, VA (Foxhall)


$570 - $660

76 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Crossroads Townhomes - Chesapeake, VA 23323
8

Chesapeake, VA 23323

$810 - $1025

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Chesapeake, VA (Camelot, Deep Creek North)


$810 - $1025

92 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Furnished Studio - Chesapeake - Chesapeake, VA 23320
9

Chesapeake, VA 23320

$1320

1 Bed 0 Baths

Chesapeake, VA (Indian River, Washington)


$1320

1 Bed 0 Baths

Water's Edge - Norfolk, VA 23502
20

Norfolk, VA 23502

$910 - $1020

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norfolk, VA


$910 - $1020

190 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Furnished Studio - Chesapeake - Chesapeake, VA 23320
11

Chesapeake, VA 23320

$1080

1 Bed 0 Baths

Chesapeake, VA (Greenbrier, Washington)


$1080

1 Bed 0 Baths

Azalea Properties - Norfolk, VA 23513
3

Norfolk, VA 23513

$740 - $795

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Norfolk, VA (Elmhurst)


$740 - $795

108 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

900 Acqua Senior Housing - Virginia Beach, VA 23464
27

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

$970 - $1555

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Talbot Park Apartments - Norfolk, VA 23505
34

Norfolk, VA 23505

$640 - $860

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Cedars - Chesapeake, VA 23320
21

Chesapeake, VA 23320

$945 - $1080

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chesapeake, VA (Greenbrier, Rivercrest...)


$945 - $1080

272 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakeville Townhouses - Virginia Beach, VA 23464
22

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

$1095 - $1275

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Virginia Beach, VA


$1095 - $1275

83 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Streets of Greenbrier - Chesapeake, VA 23320
35

Chesapeake, VA 23320

$1035 - $2880

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chesapeake, VA (Greenbrier, Washington)


$1035 - $2880

280 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

University Apartments - Norfolk, VA 23502
18

Norfolk, VA 23502

$810 - $1289

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norfolk, VA (Lake Taylor)


$810 - $1289

384 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Archer's Green - Norfolk, VA 23505
27

Norfolk, VA 23505

$759 - $1085

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norfolk, VA (Suburban Acres)


$759 - $1085

224 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colony Point - Norfolk, VA 23505
15

Norfolk, VA 23505

$890 - $1425

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norfolk, VA


$890 - $1425

344 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Shore Gardens - Norfolk, VA 23505
10

Norfolk, VA 23505

$759 - $1160

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Norfolk, VA (North Meadow Brook)


$759 - $1160

212 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Parkwood Manor - Norfolk, VA 23505
20

Norfolk, VA 23505

$710 - $810

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Norfolk, VA (North Meadow Brook)


$710 - $810

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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