Portsmouth Real Estate For Sale

Porter Street Real Estate For Sale

Homes, land and commercial real estate for sale on Porter Street in Portsmouth, NH.

Located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Portsmouth is the fourth largest community in the United States.  Known as the “City of the Open Door” Portsmouth was New Hampshire’s first city.  This seacoast town is a popular tourist destination and has received much national recognition.

Portsmouth has been named as one of the best places to live and work in the country by Cosmopolitan magazine and was named as one of the 50 “most enlightened cities” in the country by the UTNE Reader.  Portsmouth has also been rated as one of the “Top Ten Best Places to Live in the Country” by Money Magazine for five of the last ten years.  The city was also named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2008.

Portsmouth was settled in 1630 and incorporated as a city in 1849.  It was originally named Piscataqua, after the river and was then called Strawbery Banke.  The town was then renamed Portsmouth, honoring John Mason, the colony’s founder who had been captain of the port of Portsmouth in England.  The commercial potential of the Piscataqua River drew the early settlers to the area.  The city had become one of the country’s busiest shipbuilding cities and included the busiest ports.

Today Portsmouth city remains strong in both commerce and recreation.  The city’s downtown area includes museums, galleries, restaurants and theatres.  The city’s Music Hall has been existence for over 125 years and features nationally known performers.  

Portsmouth’s early architecture was comprised of Colonials, Georgians, and Federal style houses.  Many of these homes are now museums.  Stately Federalist stores and townhouses, built after devastating fires in the 19th century, are still found today.   The city’s architectural legacy continues to be protected through the Historic District Commission.  Some of the Portsmouth’s Historic New England House Museums include the Governor John Langdon House, the Rundlet-May House and the Jackson House, New Hampshire's oldest house. Located in the neighboring Piscataqua region are the Hamilton House, the Gilman Garrison House, the Sayward-Wheeler House and the Sarah Orne Jewett House.

Portsmouth is comprised of 15.6 square miles of land and 1.2 square miles of water.  According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, there city’s population was 20,784.  There were 9,875 households, 4,858 families and the average family size was 2.75.

Portsmouth Real Estate and Homes:  In 2007, it was estimated that the population in Portsmouth was 20,495.  Portsmouth real estate was comprised of 10,548 total homes.  This included 4,216 single family houses and 6,053 multi-family homes.

Please contact Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group for homes for sale in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, homes for sale in  Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and for all your real estate needs.

Portsmouth Homes for Sale

In the spring of 2010 homes for sale in Portsmouth, New Hampshire included many waterfront properties and estates, homes overlooking the river and one waterfront property listed as high as $8,500,000. 

In 2009, 84% of Portsmouth homes sales were single family homes and 14% were condos.  New construction homes accounted for 94% of home sales and existing homes account for 6% of sales.

Portsmouth Historic Homes and Properties

The town of Portsmouth New Hampshire is the location of many historic homes and properties.

Porstmouth’s historic houses and properties include the following:

  • The Daniel Webster House was built on High Street in 1785 and was moved to the Strawberry Bank Museum in 1961.   
  • The Governor John Wentworth Home is the where the state’s last royal governor resided.  
  • The Governor John Langdon House was the home of the town’s most famous patriot and signer of the Constitution. 
  • The Moffatt-Ladd House was the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 
  • The Rockingham Hotel was one of the town’s most elegant hotels, and was later converted to condominiums. 
  • The Rundlet-May House built in 1807, was the home of a successful merchant. 
  • Stoodley’s Tavern is one of the country’s most famous tavern and was visited by Revere. 
  • The Hill is a downtown neighborhood where fourteen Portsmouth historic homes were relocated.
  • The Tobias Lear House was the home of the George Washington’s secretary.
    The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden was the home of Maine’s famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
    The Warner House was known as New England’s finest brick home in the early part of the 18th century.  It was one of the first properties to be dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.
    The Wentworth Gardner House was a Georgian mansion built in 1750.
    The Jackson House is the oldest surviving wood frame house in both New Hampshire and Maine. 


Available Properties For Sale In This Neighborhood

  Price Address City State Zip Status
Property 4640343 $2,095 12A Fleet Street A Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4632410 $0 104 Congress Street, Suite 301 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4619638 $0 104 Congress Street, Suite 102/103 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4636436 $300,000 10 Vaughan Mall, Suite 215 215 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4624126 $0 20 Ladd Street Suite 202 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4632022 $0 172 Hanover Street Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4512268 $0 9 Commercial Alley Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4634478 $2,850,000 36 Market Street E Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4624329 $1,449,000 77 Hanover Street 17 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active
Property 4624330 $1,449,000 77 Hanover Street 17 Portsmouth NH 03801 Active