Portsmouth Virginia is located on the Elizabeth River directly across from the City of Norfolk Virginia as a small town in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and was named for Portsmouth, England. Portsmouth incorporated as an independent city in 1858. Portsmouth is home to some of the area's oldest ship building and restoration facilities in the nation. In 1862 the confederate ironclad warship CSS Virginia was rebuilt from the burned-out hull of the USS Merrimack in one of these shipyards. Portsmouth one of the oldest, and smallest cities is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, and is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard.
Portsmouth has undergone serious revitalization in recent years, rebuilding the downtown area into an attractive destination for shoppers and history buffs. Portsmouth downtown is home to a ferry that provides easy and enjoyable transportation to and from Norfolk Virginia, expanding the shopping, fine dining and nightlife opportunities of both cities. Builders and investors are an important part of the broader gentrification that is taking place, providing both renovations and new construction opportunities to buyers wanting a home in Portsmouth Virginia.
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