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Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a beautiful historic seaport with a population of 21,233. Founded in 1653, this pretty place is situated on the tidal estuary of the Piscataqua River, which is known for sandy banks that are bushy with wild berries. The city is beautiful and well-preserved according to our Portsmouth Gay Realtor, with many amazing examples of Colonial, Georgian and Federal style stores and townhouses. You will also see many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture in the area as well as quaint mid-century cottages. It is the third oldest city in the United States.
Portsmouth is home to the University of Portsmouth, which is renowned for its School of Architecture. This seems apt since so many of the homes here are so beautiful and well preserved. The clapboard homes on the wide streets with beautiful wide lots are famous for the wonderful colors that they are painted; dark blue, maroon-orange, indigo, light green, baby blue, mustard and dark grey.
Portsmouth is very gay-friendly with Crasswell Street being the center of the action when it comes to meeting LGBT friends while shopping or enjoying a coffee. Portsmouth also has a gay-friendly beach called Eastney Nude Beach. A popular gay bar is the American Bar Cottage, which is near the Fishmarket in downtown Portsmouth. Other gay hangouts include the Daniel Street Tavern on Daniel Street, the Red Door on State Street and Maine Street on Main Street.
There are also tons of things to do in this city, which is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its seafood restaurants, waterfront watering holes and old-fashioned ice cream parlors. One of its most interesting restaurants is the Book & Bar which is a restaurant located in an ancient library. If you are a fan of hand-crafted beer then you will find plenty of suds to sample at the local Portsmouth Brewery and Smuttynose Brewing Company.
The average price per square foot for property in Portsmouth, VA was $96 a square foot from May 13 to July 13, 2013. The average listing price for places for sale in Portsmouth, VA was $158,280.00. To find the property that is affordable and perfect for you it is best to consult with a Portsmouth gay realtor who knows the area of New Hampshire well.
While looking for a property to buy you might want to stay in of the area’s many reasonably priced gay-owned inns. A good example is the Ale House, which is a boutique inn on historic Bow Street right downtown. There is a lot to see in do such as tour the nearby Albacore Submarine Park, vest the Portsmouth Museum of Art and stroll through he butterfly park in Prescott Park.
There are also many wonderful things to do on the nearby coast including going deep-sea fishing and whale watching on a chartered boat, touring the nearby Isles of Shoales. Nearby beaches include the warm waters of the popular Hampton Beach, the large seaside park of New Castle Common at New Castle Beach and the gay-friendly Ogunquit Beach in nearby Maine.
For more information about Portsmouth and its many attributes please go to http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/.