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Portsmouth Rhode Island Real Estate

Welcome to… Portsmouth

Home to approximately 17,000 residents, Portsmouth is located in the Newport County section of Rhode Island. The town is situated on Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay and includes four islands – Prudence, Patience, Hope and Hog. Villages throughout Portsmouth include Melville, Island Park and Prudence Island.

Residents of Portsmouth have a variety of sites to choose from, including more than 50 miles of shoreline and 4,000 acres of sprawling farmland. Despite its rural scenery, Portsmouth is advantageously located near major highways I-95, I-195 and Route 24. The town is 22 miles from Providence and 70 miles from Boston.

Public schools include Portsmouth High School, ranked third-best in the state; Portsmouth Middle School; and elementary schools Howard W. Hathaway and Melville. Portsmouth is also home to several private schools, including Portsmouth Abbey, St. Philomena and the Pennfield School.

What they’re saying:

"Portsmouth is a beautiful place, surrounded by water and with a very homey feel to it. It is very near Newport and only a 30-minute drive from Providence, so you're never far from anywhere you'd want to go. It is quiet and very nice during summer. The tourists who come during the summer to Newport don't usually bother the small-town feel of the place. I've lived here for about four years and love it. It is the perfect place to live."
– Current resident,
"Portsmouth is the best place I could ever imagine being raised. It's on a small island, so everyone knows each other or at least has at least one mutual friend. But the best thing is its proximity to Newport, a tourist destination in the summer. It's close enough that you can drive 20 minutes to beautiful beaches, but not so close that you have to suffer the tourist traffic."
– Current resident,
"I loved living in Portsmouth. It may not have much to do, but it is a short drive away from many things to do. It has an AMAZING public school district with an excellent program in the arts."
– Current resident,