Portsmouth, Rhode Island is a scenic suburban island community 28 miles southeast of Providence. Most of Portsmouth’s land area is on Aquidneck Island but also encompasses the smaller islands of Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.
Portsmouth is a great place for young families raising children with many new homes being built up in safe residential neighborhoods. The public school system in Portsmouth is among the best in the state of Rhode Island. There are also several private education options in Portsmouth that provide an excellent alternative to public school.
There are 56 miles of shoreline in Portsmouth which is integral to the local economy. Where there isn’t shoreline you will see farm or pasture – Portsmouth is home to over 4,000 acres of farmland. Portsmouth has one of the most progressive farm preservation programs in New England.