I just got a job in Portsmouth in the ...

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  • 2+ weeks old

    I just got a job in Portsmouth in the downtown area on State Street. The rent prices in Portsmouth are really high! Is Rochester a good place to live? Seems like the apartments are right in my budget. Is the commute bad to Portsmouth?

    • George Jack
      2+ weeks old

      There are some areas of Rochester that aren't as nice as others, but overall it's a great place to live. To commute you'd have to take the Spaulding Turnpike, which is a direct route from Rochester to Portsmouth, but during rush hour the traffic can be very backed up. Without traffic, it's a half hour commute, but with traffic it can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes. So, it's important to take that into consideration when you think of what times you'll be going to and from work. You should also look at apartments in nearby Dover, which is a very nice area that is constantly growing and is becoming one of the finest towns around.