Welcome! Login | Register
 

RI Fatal Police Incidents- See the Cases—See the incidents of killings by local law…

Carol Anne Costa: People, Packaging and Polymers—I am an unabashed child of the 60’s,…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Matt Fecteau: The Cold War Ended, So Should the Embargo—Once upon a time, the embargo had a…

GoLocalProv to Live Stream CVS Charity Classic Funds Presentation—Watch the live stream of the CVS Classic…

New Year’s Eve Party at Rosecliff Closes Out Newport’s 375th Anniversary Celebration—Newport’s 375th Anniversary Committee will be hosting a…

MUSIC: NRBQ Coming to Town - GoLocal Interviews Terry Adams—If you're ready to “Shake, Rattle and Roll,”…

Brown’s Kuakumensah Named Ivy League Player of the Week—Cedric Kuakumensah named Ivy League Player of the…

PODCAST: Citizens Bank Looking at Superman Building for Corporate Headquarters—GoLocalProv has learned that Citizens Bank is eyeing…

Guest MINDSETTER™ John G. Edwards: Electric Rate Hike Result of Limited Gas Pipeline Capacity—As was recently stated in a commentary piece…

“If You Lived Here Long Ago” at Linden Place Mansion—Linden Place Mansion will host a hands on…

 
 

poll: #10 Portsmouth: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

 

What is the best thing about Portsmouth?


This community on Aquidneck Island has a very rich history since its settlement in 1638. It was here where British Commander-in-Chief, General Prescott, was captured by the daring Rhode Island colonel, William Barton during the Revolutionary War. Portsmouth is also the site of Rhode Island’s lone battle in the Revolutionary War: an American victory against the British on Butt’s Hill. Today, Portsmouth is a fully developed community with shops, hotels, golf courses, and numerous marinas.

Portsmouth by the numbers

Established: 1638
Population: 17,389
Median household income: $76,500
Median housing price: $321,250

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 10
Affordability ranking: 29
Education ranking: 10
Economic Condition ranking: 8
Safety ranking: 18
Arts & Culture ranking: 10

Famous residents

Mike Cloud, NFL running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, and New York Giants
Chris Cosentino, American chef and cast member of "The Next Iron Chef"
Helen Glover, cast member on Survivor: Thailand and host of the Helen Glover Show on TalkRadio 920 WHJJ
Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. congressman for Rhode Island's First district
Ronald Machtley, former U.S. congressman, President of Bryant University
John Robitaille, Republican nominee for Governor of Rhode Island in 2010
Ryan Westmoreland, baseball player, Boston Red Sox prospect
Ade Bethune, liturgical artist and Catholic Worker
Julia Ward Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Anne Hutchinson, founded colony of Rhode Island in 1638
Betty Hutton, American film actress and singer
 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)