Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island located on Aquidneck Island.The town is surrounded by smaller islands including Hog Island, Hope Island, Prudence Island and Patience Island.
Portsmouth has many historic sites including Glen Farm, which is home to the Newport International Polo Series. Visitors can view historic buildings in Basic, Simple Greek Revival and Early Victorian styles.
Residents can enjoy Sandy Point Beach, located on the Sakonnet River, and a myriadof outdoor activities including boating, fishing and golfing. The United States Sailing Association is also headquartered in Portsmouth.
With 56 miles of shoreline as well as farms and pastures, Portsmouth offers real estatewith breathtaking views in styles such as Cape Cod, Ranch and Colonial. The majority of Portsmouth residents live in singlefamily homes, but there are a variety of homes for sale where residents can enjoy the view, fresh air and easy access to the water.
Portsmouth is a wellspring of fresh air, rolling hills and fields; a comfortable, safe suburban atmosphere. It is ideally located for those who want to be equally close to Newport and Jamestown, as well as Tiverton and Little Compton, not to mention a short ride to the East Bay area.
Historic homes, new construction, luxury condominiums and planned communities abound in this peaceful stretch of rustic land. The town has an excellent school system and is also home to the Portsmouth Abbey School which is a highly regarded coeducational institution in a placid setting. The Green Animals Topiary Garden is a country estate with eighty fun, unusual topiary pieces; an integral member in the Newport Mansions community of historic properties. There are 56 miles of shoreline along the Bay with numerous farms, pastures and green space.
Portsmouth encompasses some smaller islands and villages, including Despair Island, Dyer Island, Gould Island, Hope Island, Hog Island, Patience Island, Prudence Island, Bristol Ferry, Cedar Island, Common Fence Point, Corey Lane, Homestead, Hummocks, Island Park, Melville and Quaker Hill.