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What is Portsmouth known for?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Navy is kept afloat by the shipbuilding efforts of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, located in Portsmouth, Virginia. It’s the largest shipbuilding yard in the world.

Located directly opposite Norfolk, Portsmouth is a well-established port town and city, one of the oldest of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads. Several naval museums take maritime enthusiasts through the successful history of the Navy, Coast Guard, and the vessels constructed at the Shipyard. Residents of Portsmouth Apartments can travel back and forth across the Elizabeth River from Old Towne Portsmouth to Downtown Norfolk and back. A 20-minute drive will bring you to Virginia Beach, and in less than an hour you’ll reach Colonial Williamsburg.

Historic buildings and period homes with an eclectic mix of architectural styles line the streets of the Olde Towne Historic District, a popular destination for visitors. Antique shops, wonderful restaurants, and a charming seafront are other attractions to the area, all there for the taking in Portsmouth.

Category: City Guides, Hampton Roads