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Portsmouth Ohio. A Lifestyle City

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The best place to live is easy. Our park properties are numerous and loved, adding to the quality of life in providing greenspace. We offer widely diverse opportunities to enjoy

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Study

Study

Shawnee State University (SSU) was established along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1986, making it the most recently established public university in southern Ohio. Visit Shawnee State University

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Government

Government

City officials work collaboratively with state and federal agencies on local issues. Portsmouth City officials include city Manager, council members, mayor, city attorney and city controllers.

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``There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.`` – M. Wheatley

Technology & innovation has enabled us to do business anywhere in the world from Portsmouth Ohio combining it with a lifestyle city is a recipe for success.

Terry Ockerman - Developer
Terry O.

Our secret sauce is the combination of small town relationships and big city technology.

Mike Raise

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Adventures

Adventures

The best place to live, work, and play for you, your family and your pet!  Scioto County has hundreds of square miles of green space, with so many parks to

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Discover

Discover

Explore popular places in Scioto County Ohio.  

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Entertainment

Entertainment

Anchored by Vern Riffe Center for the Arts and downtown Boneyfiddle, live entertainment in downtown Portsmouth is easy to find! A lively restaurant feel, beautiful riverside and outdoor spaces host

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Our Community

PORTSMOUTH MURAL APP

Impact Volunteering driven by citizen volunteer groups for the betterment of Portsmouth City.

Welcome to Your Opportunity to Stay Involved!