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Piscataqua River

The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mile (19 km) longtidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cochecho rivers. The drainage basin of the river is approximately 1,495 square miles. The river runs southeastward, determining part of the boundary between the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The last six miles before the sea form one of the finest harbors in the northeastern United States, despite a tidal current rated as one of the fastest in North America (at Nobles Island across from downtown Portsmouth).[1]

Named by the area's original Abenaki inhabitants, "Piscataqua" combines "peske" (branch) with "tegwe" (a river with a strong current, possibly tidal). "Peske-tegwe", then, describes a place where a river separates into two or three parts, or literally, "a place where boats or canoes ascending the river together from its mouth were compelled to separate according to their several destinations" -- for example, at Dover Point.

The first known European to explore the river was Martin Pring in 1603. CaptainJohn Smith placed a spelling similar to "Piscataqua" for the region on his map of1614. The river was site of the first sawmill in the colonies in 1623, the same year the contemporary spelling "Piscataqua" was first recorded.

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located on Seavey's Island in Kittery, Mainenear the Piscataqua's mouth. The dispute between New Hampshire and Maine over ownership of Seavey’s Island was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001, locating the state border at the center of the river's navigable channel

 

31 Pleasant Point Drive Portsmouth NH 03801

Portsmouth, NH31 Pleasant Point Drive

Price$1,690,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Pending

MLS Number 4849414

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 5,728

Start each morning with beautiful views of sunrise over the Piscataqua River! Pleasant Point Drive is the hidden gem of Portsmouth neighborhoods, sited on a peninsula just minutes away from downtown. Built in 2006, this custom home provides an exceptional layout with the convenience of first-floor living. The interior space is light and bright, with cathedral ceilings in the kitchen, family room and master suite. The open-concept kitchen has exquisite custom cabinetry, two ovens, a six-burner cooktop and a dual-purpose kitchen island with seating for six…perfect for entertaining. Steps from the kitchen and through French doors, the porch offers an ideal venue to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail while soaking in the water views. Meticulously maintained inside and out, some of the home's most delightful features include gleaming hardwood floors, gas fireplaces (three, in fact!), built-ins, plantation shutters and a lower level recreation room with a clever bunk system. There is plenty of space for guests, a home office and storage. Being on the six-mile “New Castle Loop” places this home in the center of an active lifestyle community…don't miss your opportunity to live in one of Portsmouth's most desirable locations!

Listed by Sean Fellows of Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Rlty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.96% last updated on May 6, 2021
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145 High Street Portsmouth NH 03801

Portsmouth, NH145 High Street

Price$950,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4856172

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,260

IDEAL 1031 Exchange opportunity. Leased through February 2022. Downtown location. Custom built 2007. Loaded with a mix of authentic character and unique charm. Two bedroom, two bathroom, Carriage House style single family home. Tucked neatly off the street and nestled in the heart of the historic "Hill District" within downtown. Picturesque views of North Church. Quaint pocket garden green space area. First floor offers open design plan with modern eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, ceramic tile back splash, stainless appliances, gas range, double oven, and pantry storage. Front to back living area with gas fireplace and stone surround offers great space to relax as well as an ideal area for a home office plus 3/4 bath. Large picture windows, along with open style metal frame staircase, allows light and sun to fill the home. Second floor offers master suite, double closets and master bath with tiled shower, double vanity and soaking tub with circular window looking out to the water. Versatile second loft style bedroom , or additional living space, with stackable washer and dryer and Juliet style balcony/deck. The perfect place to sit and relax while watching the city fireworks. High efficient wall mounted Buderus boiler, radiant floor heating throughout, mini split A/C and spray foam insulation. Two car garage under plus additional free standing 13 x 22 one car garage on High Street that may offer potential office and or commercial potential.

Listed by Jeffrey Mountjoy and Tiffany Semprini of The Aland Realty Group

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.96% last updated on May 6, 2021
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3 Unit 2 Wentworth Terrace Dover NH 03820

Dover, NH3 Unit 2 Wentworth Terrace

Price$400,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4857131

  • Condo
  • New Contruction Existing
  • Complex Wentworth Terrace
  • Year Built 2012
  • Square Feet 2,744

Amazing Views and ROW to the Piscataqua River from this Barn/Garage Condo Unit 56x49 with 200 amp electric service. Large enough to store Boat/ RV. or five total cars. Main entrance is 13ft. 8in. wide and 14 ft. 2in. in height. Two sides have regular size garage spaces. Car lift on main floor. Second floor is completely roughed in and has ceiling height of 6ft 6in and a beautiful view of the water. Property has a 10ft Right of Way to the water with stairs and out haul there. Many opportunities for this Wentworth Terrace Condo Unit. Public water and sewer available for hook up in front of the building. Dead end road on an almost 3/4 acre condo lot. Driveway is cement & asphalt. Two storage containers outback. No condo fees or restrictions to do improvements to the building. Does not meet requirements for single family home.

Listed by Rosalie Andrews of Bean Group / Portsmouth

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.96% last updated on May 6, 2021
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