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Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Virginia
4 reviews
5 out of 5 stars based on 4 ratings
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Portsmouth is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,535. It is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that is actually located in Portsmouth rather than Norfolk; the original name "Gosport" was changed to "Norfolk" to reflect its location in what is now the former Norfolk County, Virginia. The shipyard upgrades, remodels, and repairs ships of the US Navy and is one of the few facilities in the world with the capability to dry dock an aircraft carrier. Directly opposite Norfolk, the city of Portsmouth also has miles of waterfront land on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads. There is a ferry boat that takes riders back and forth across the water between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth.

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Everyone is verbal hello! How's your day! Very nice people
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I feel home in Portsmouth.people is very kind and just focus on their life.dont bother other people,and it seems just trying to get along with everybody.
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Friendly environment, safe communities
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Its age friendly and has a nursing home near by.The grocery stores and gas stations are convenient.T.C.C. is less than 5 minutes away from,my,house.The Naval hospital is convenient for the Vets.The sheriff department takes the elderly and take them,shopping.And the trash department pulls their trash can and dumps it and place it back where there trash can was placed.

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How did Virginia earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Virginia has a state sales tax of 5.30%. Of particular interest is that Virginia does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Virginia has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Virginia earned its state tax grade of B.

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