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Portsmouth Real Estate Analysis

Discover Portsmouth RI Real EstatePortsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, USA. The population was 17,389 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Portsmouth is the second oldest municipality in Rhode Island, after Providence; it was one of the three colonies which merged to form the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the others being Providence and Newport. Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.3 square miles (154 km2), of which, only 23.2 square miles (60 km2) (39.14%) of it is land and 36.1 square miles (93 km2) (60.86%) of it is water. Most of its land area lies on Aquidneck Island, which it shares with Middletown and Newport. In addition, Portsmouth encompasses some smaller islands, including Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island. Portsmouth was settled in 1638 by a group of religious dissenters from Massachusetts Bay Colony, including Dr. John Clarke, William Coddington, and Anne Hutchinson. It is named after Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Roger Williams convinced the settlers that they should go there instead of settling in the Province of New Jersey, where they had first planned on going.

It was founded by the signers of the Portsmouth Compact. Its original Indian name was Pocasset, and it was officially named Portsmouth on May 12, 1639. It became part of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (see Aquidneck Island) and eventually part of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Portsmouth is the site of one of the earliest and most bizarre murder trials. In 1673, Rebecca Cornell, widow of emigrant Thomas Cornell, died in a suspicious house fire. Her son Thomas Jr. was accused, tried, convicted, and hanged for the crime. There was only circumstantial evidence presented against him, and there were a number of other potential suspects, including his wife and a local Indian. It was also possible that Rebecca simply caught fire trying to stay warm near a fireplace. But an alleged visit of the ghost of Rebecca to a testifying relative was admitted as solid evidence in the case. (This was known as Spectral evidence, which was also admissible evidence in the Salem witch trials; the practice was subsequently abandoned.) This case and its history have been chronicled in the book Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell by Elaine Forman Crane.

Discover Portsmouth RI Real EstatePortsmouth is the site of an important capture during the American War for Independence. Lieutenant Colonel William Barton of Rhode Island captured British Commander at Rhode Island General Richard Prescott there. It is also the site of Rhode Island’s only major battle in that war on Butt’s Hill. Nearby Founder’s Brook is said to have run red with the blood of fallen British soldiers on August 29, 1778. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment was composed mostly of African-American soldiers, and it served in the army of General John Sullivan during the Battle of Rhode Island.

Portsmouth Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Portsmouth

144 Sprague St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 144 Sprague St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198439)
3 beds 3 baths 1,152 sqft $259,000
531 Bristol Ferry Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 531 Bristol Ferry Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198401)
5 beds 0 baths $249,900
531 Bristol Ferry Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 531 Bristol Ferry Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198396)
4 beds 2 baths 1,864 sqft $249,900
57 Cottage Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 57 Cottage Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198351)
3 beds 2 baths 1,390 sqft $269,000
98 Turnpike Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 98 Turnpike Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198096)
3 beds 3 baths 2,111 sqft $1,750
390 Glen Farm Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 390 Glen Farm Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198355)
2 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $2,600
14 Gould Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 14 Gould Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198064)
3 beds 2 baths 2,108 sqft $409,000
43 Baylies Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 43 Baylies Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1198006)
2 beds 1 bath 1,436 sqft $549,000
43 Baylies Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 43 Baylies Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197881)
2 beds 1 bath 1,436 sqft $329,000
51 Cottage Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 51 Cottage Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197888)
1 bed 1 bath 696 sqft $135,000
29 Aquidneck Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 29 Aquidneck Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197623)
3 beds 2 baths 1,188 sqft $2,400
146 Woodland Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 146 Woodland Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197890)
3 beds 2 baths 2,001 sqft $445,000
78 Seafare Lane, Unit#7b, Unit 7b Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 78 Seafare Lane, Unit#7b, Unit 7b, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197768)
2 beds 2 baths 1,417 sqft $289,900
239 Rolling Hill Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 239 Rolling Hill Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197737)
2 beds 3 baths 3,426 sqft $369,000
114 Bayview Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 114 Bayview Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197585)
3 beds 6 baths 4,713 sqft $1,850,000
21 Mount View Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 21 Mount View Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197516)
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $399,000
20 Julia Ct Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 20 Julia Ct, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196782)
4 beds 3 baths 3,036 sqft $675,000
251 Wampanoag Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 251 Wampanoag Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197134)
3 beds 2 baths 1,498 sqft $349,900
31 Harris Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 31 Harris Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197271)
4 beds 4 baths 4,006 sqft $689,000
5 Buckwheat Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 5 Buckwheat Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197220)
3 beds 1 bath 1,424 sqft $279,000
66 Islington Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 66 Islington Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196835)
2 beds 2 baths 1,170 sqft $299,000
5 Riverside Street St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 5 Riverside Street St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197182)
2 beds 1 bath 756 sqft $249,900
390 Glen Farm Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 390 Glen Farm Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197181)
4 beds 0 baths $1,090,000
471 Water St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 471 Water St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1197121)
5 beds 3 baths 2,700 sqft $695,000
1866 East Main Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 1866 East Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196944)
3 beds 1 bath 1,275 sqft $260,000
409 Vanderbilt Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 409 Vanderbilt Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196251)
4 beds 4 baths 6,638 sqft $1,790,000
33 Valley Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 33 Valley Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196301)
2 beds 2 baths 1,101 sqft $285,000
394 Bristol Ferry Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 394 Bristol Ferry Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196091)
3 beds 2 baths 2,024 sqft $439,000
103 Bramans Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
4 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $695,000
20 Ash St, Unit#A, Unit A Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 20 Ash St, Unit#A, Unit A, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196682)
2 beds 1 bath 840 sqft $220,000
34 Aquidneck Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 34 Aquidneck Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196419)
4 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $650,000
85 Stonegate Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 85 Stonegate Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196465)
4 beds 3 baths 3,268 sqft $629,000
8 Judson St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 8 Judson St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196462)
4 beds 2 baths 2,766 sqft $329,000
46 – D Glen Meade Dr, Unit#46d, Unit 46d Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 46 - D Glen Meade Dr, Unit#46d, Unit 46d, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196215)
2 beds 1 bath 1,076 sqft $259,000
16 Canton Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 16 Canton Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196386)
3 beds 3 baths 1,272 sqft $425,000
161 Narragansett Blvd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 161 Narragansett Blvd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196252)
3 beds 2 baths 2,207 sqft $10,000
121 King Charles Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 121 King Charles Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196204)
4 beds 3 baths 3,770 sqft $769,900
202 Spring Hill Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 202 Spring Hill Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196213)
3 beds 4 baths 3,192 sqft $499,900
118 – 122 Cottage Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 118 - 122 Cottage Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196092)
6 beds 0 baths $349,900
118 – 122 Cottage Av Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 118 - 122 Cottage Av, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1196181)
3 beds 2 baths 1,929 sqft $1,900
32 Rebels Wy Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 32 Rebels Wy, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1195942)
2 beds 2 baths 1,876 sqft $500,000
105 Wapping Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 105 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1195169)
3 beds 4 baths 2,270 sqft $729,000
37 Anne Hutchinson Ct Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 37 Anne Hutchinson Ct, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1194877)
3 beds 3 baths 3,864 sqft $699,000
148 Devin Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 148 Devin Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1195535)
4 beds 4 baths 3,799 sqft $1,400,000
358 Water St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 358 Water St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1195452)
3 beds 2 baths 1,684 sqft $2,100
161 Narragansett Blvd Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 161 Narragansett Blvd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1193249)
3 beds 2 baths 2,207 sqft $2,800
143 Heidi Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 143 Heidi Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1195244)
4 beds 4 baths 3,188 sqft $1,350,000
30 Lock Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 30 Lock Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1194479)
3 beds 3 baths 1,964 sqft $399,900
224 Water St Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 224 Water St, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1193656)
3 beds 2 baths 1,794 sqft $2,400
144 Fischer Cir Portsmouth, RI 02871
Photo of 144 Fischer Cir, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (MLS # 1194499)
5 beds 5 baths 8,593 sqft $3,850,000

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Portsmouth School Data

Portsmouth School Districts

Portsmouth School District
PK-12

Portsmouth Schools

Elmhurst School
K-5, public
Howard Hathaway School
K-3, public
Melville School
PK-3, public
Portsmouth High School
9-12, public
Portsmouth Middle School
4-8, public
St Philomena School
PK-8, private
The Pennfield School
PK-8, private
http://www.pennfield.org
Portsmouth Abbey School
9-12, private
Aquidneck Island Christian Academy
K-12, private
http://www.aica-classical.org/
The Bradley School
n/a, private