Uptown, Portsmouth, VA

Uptown Neighborhood Guide Portsmouth, VA

About

Uptown Portsmouth is a peaceful and historically rich neighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is situated not far from I-264 Freeway, providing easy access for commuting, while its quieter streets like High St and Effingham St boast stunning examples of old brick architecture. The close proximity to the Elizabeth River invites scenic riverside walks, and the neighborhood is just a short drive away from the bustling Norfolk city center.

What You Will Love About Uptown, Portsmouth, Virginia

  • The tranquil, peaceful neighborhood environment, which blends perfectly with its rich historical context.
  • The ease of access to major freeways like I-264, making it commuter-friendly.
  • Stunning old-style brick houses that add a touch of elegance and antiquity to the locality.
  • Its proximity to the Elizabeth River, perfect for nature lovers and those who enjoy peaceful walks.

What’s Nearby

Uptown Portsmouth borders the Elizabeth River and is just across the water from Norfolk. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth Museum are nearby attractions, offering insights into the region's maritime history. The neighborhood is a short drive from downtown Portsmouth, known for its vibrant dining scene and quaint shopping spots.

Lifestyle

Uptown Portsmouth captures a laid-back, slow-paced lifestyle while being close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Portsmouth and Norfolk. Residents enjoy regular river view walks, immersing in local history, and easy access to cultural, food, and entertainment scenes in the surrounding areas.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 64 restaurants, 12 grocery stores, and 5 parks within a mile of the Uptown neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    1503 London Blvd

  • GROCERY
    Southside Plants and Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1628 Ward Ter

  • GROCERY
    Kroger

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1301 Frederick Blvd

  • GROCERY
    Vickie's Convenience Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1428 Effingham St

  • GROCERY
    Bean Oriental Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    3220 High St

  • GROCERY
    Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    1098 Frederick Blvd

Uptown Apartments and Rentals

33 Rental properties in Uptown, Portsmouth, VA.

  • Harbor Square property

    $950+

    Harbor Square

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    800 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Montgomery Square Apartments property

    $1,030+

    Montgomery Square Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    630–1152 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • 635 South St #A property

    $1,350

    635 South St #A

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

  • 448 Green St #B property

    $1,100

    448 Green St #B

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    600 Sqft

  • 989 Green St property

    $1,100

    989 Green St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    805 Sqft

  • 207 Gilmerton Ave property

    $2,395

    207 Gilmerton Ave

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    2200 Sqft

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
66.8%
86.8%
utilities
3.9%
0.2%
food
10.5%
12.6%
transportation
14%
10.9%
healthcare
10.6%
9.4%

Uptown Demographics

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Uptown Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 2 of 2 renters

  • Near Highways

    Yes

    Say 2 of 2 renters

Uptown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Very Walkable

74/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

66/100
Bike Score®

CSX

Train Stop

920 Godwin St

Source: foursquare.com

Uptown Schools

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