Quality of Life
With over fifteen recreational areas and parks like Mound Park known for its historic Indian mounds, a thriving arts culture, and exciting community events, Portsmouth offers a rich quality of life year round. Nestled between the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, Portsmouth creates the perfect setting to enjoy endless outdoor recreation. In April 2008, Outdoor Life magazine recognized Portsmouth as one of the Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen in America. You can come out to the Big Bear Family Resort or the Shawnee Resort and Conference Center nestled in a beautiful forest atop a majestic hill. Residents benefit from the health care offered at Southern Ohio Medical Center, the first hospital in the tri-state region to receive the Magnet Designation, American Nurses Credentialing Center's highest honor. King's Daughters Medical Center has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient for three years in a row. Portsmouth-offering its residents the best in everything.