The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located on the southern border of Maine in Kittery, which also is near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
A great place to raise a family, Kittery offers a wide array of community activities throughout the year: sporting events, holiday events, Kittery Fest and a block party, to name a few. The town has a fitness facility and a community center that offers nurturing Pre-K and school programs. Kittery is known as shopping destination; the popular Kittery Outlets offer deep discounts for clothing, sporting goods, home furnishings and more. If you are shopping around for a nice community to enjoy seaside life, Kittery is a great option.
This area is truly a seaport lover's dream. At one time, it was the nation's busiest port and as such, displayed its wealth in fine architecture. Today, the main streets and side roads of the area are full of quaint brick-front homes, shoppes, restaurants and town houses. While there is a great deal of history, the area has been revitalized to entertain the community however, but its distinctive historical appeal has not been lost.
Landmarks of the area include: The USS Albacore Museum & Park, The Portsmouth Music Hall, North Church, Prescott Park (home to many summer theatrical performances) as well as the well-known Strawberry Banke Museum and the Kittery Outlets.
Portsmouth has landed in Money Magazine as one of the Top 10 Places to Live as well as on Cosmopolitan Magazines' Top 10 Places to Live and Work list.
Kittery, Maine is the half-way point between Boston and Portland, Maine and has become a hot spot for many artists, specialty shops and fine dining.
Residents for the two towns total almost 20,000.
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