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The gateway to Aquidneck Island, Portsmouth is a scenic suburban island community that merges the joys of living near land and sea. The town’s 56 miles of shoreline prove integral to the local economy (including the marine industry) while its 4,000 acres of farmland ensures fresh farm-to-table foods and preserved open spaces.  

Portsmouth is considered a haven for families as many homes offer generous yards and communities with newer homes in safe residential neighborhoods. The school system here is consistently ranked among the highest in Rhode Island while several private education options provide an excellent alternative to public school. Portsmouth also ranks in amongst the highest in the state when it comes to per capita income. 

Surrounded on three sides by water including picturesque Mount Hope Bay, Portsmouth is a retreat for recreation whether a sailor or landlubber. Horseback riding, private and public golf courses, miles of trails including the Sakonnet Greenway Trail and robust youth sport programs appeal to active lifestyles. In the summer months, the Newport International Polo Series is considered the epicenter of social activity, welcoming revelers from far and wide to tailgate and stomp the divots!  

Just a few minutes to charming Bristol, 15 minutes to downtown Newport and an easy 30 minute ride to Providence, Portsmouth offers the spoils of suburban living with easy proximity to the best Rhode Island has to offer. 

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