With just under 800 residents, Newington is primarily a business-oriented town. It is surrounded by water on 3 sides, Great Bay, Little Bay & the Piscataqua River. Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM) and the New Hampshire National Guard are both located here. Because the residency of this town is relatively small, you get a small town feel, with upscale homes and new construction being built within minutes of Portsmouth & day-to-day amenities. Its public school system is small as well, with Newington Public School serving K-6th grades, and then students attend Portsmouth Middle School & Portsmouth High School. What is surprising and lauded is the amount of land that is publically owned by the town. It owns the 120-acre Fox Point on Little Bay, and 1100-acre Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge.