Living in Portsmouth

The inescapable ocean breeze that you feel in Portsmouth is symbolic of the sea's omnipresence in this charming Virginia city. There is no question that the port, with its stately lightships, alluring waterways and indelible link to the Navy have always been a vital part of both life and commerce here for many years. Our military's triumphs and challenges and their link to the city's past are dramatically documented in the Portsmouth Museum of Military History, one of the area's most popular attractions. It is just one of many museums and historic places that offer visitors the chance to look back and learn about the many facets of history that are still very much alive here. But all that history serves to set the stage for an even better future, as Portsmouth's progress and growth has given rise to a highly appealing selection of shops, an appetizing group of restaurants, an engaging nightlife and some expansively inviting parks and playgrounds that offer a little something for everyone who decides to spend more a little quality time here.

Portsmouth Skyline

 

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Portsmouth Government

The City of Portsmouth, Virginia

The City of Portsmouth Virginia

Phone: (757) 393-8000
Web: www.portsmouthva.gov

Portsmouth Police Department

Portsmouth Police Department

Phone: (757) 393-5300
Web: portsmouthpd.us

Portsmouth Fire Department

Portsmouth Fire Department

Phone: (757) 393-8765
Web: www.portsmouthva.gov

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (757) 622-2312
Web: www.hamptonroadschamber.com

Portsmouth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Portsmouth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (757) 393-5111
Web: www.visitportsva.com

 

 

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Portsmouth Transportation

Hampton Roads Transit

Hampton Roads Transit

Phone: (757) 222-6036
Web: www.gohrt.com

Norfolk International Airport

Norfolk International Airport

Phone: (757) 857-3351
Web: www.norfolkairport.com