Living in Portsmouth, VA
Naval Medical Center 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.