3.3 out of 10

4th St, Portsmouth

38.7327517902993 -82.9811252948428
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A college area with little to offer"

If you're planning on attending Shawnee State University at some point in time, the location cannot be better. The local college is actually closer than some dorms depending where you live on 4th St. For those with families, the schools are within walking distance and are newly built. The area offers little in the way of nightlife aside from a bar or two within walking distance, but for those who like walks and picnics, several places exist nearby to facilitate these activities. College students are quite noisy, so beware if you are looking for a quiet place to stay. If you are a college student and are interested in partying, you can simply walk down the street to several college houses which sponsor parties once a week at least.

Honestly, if you're looking at this area, you know what to expect economically. Of all Portsmouth, this is one of the nicer areas (aside from the doctor houses near SOMC). Campus security and local police lock down the campus area so that crime is near a minimum. Just beware that when it comes to culture, the area is lacking.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
jotoma KingArthur10, great review. What's Shawnee State like as a school? My son wants to attend.
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