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Silverdale

Silverdale — The True Center of Kitsap County

Silverdale is one of the fastest growing areas in Kitsap County, with a population of around 25,000 and growing each day. This community has been known for many years as the retail center of the county because of the Kitsap Mall, which opened … read more

Sequim

The Growing Community of Sequim

If you cross the Hood Canal bridge and drive 40 minutes west on Highway 101, you will drive into Sequim, a small but growing city with a population of 7,280 people. Sequim was first established in the 1890s as a timber, fishing and … read more

Old Ferry Landing
Destinations

A Walk Around Historic Gig Harbor

Seagulls screech overhead, kayakers and paddleboarders weave in and out of the marinas and visitors by the dozens stroll along the waterfront, stopping here and there to read an interpretive sign or snap a photo of the scenic view. Gig Harbor has long … read more

Port Orchard

Downtown Port Orchard — Change is On The Way

Downtown Port Orchard is another beautiful waterfront community in Kitsap County. With a population of 14,000, it’s the county seat for Kitsap. William Renton and Daniel Howard first settled Port Orchard in 1854 and set up a sawmill as the first business in … read more

Kingston

Downtown Kingston — Where East and West Meet

When the townsite of Kingston was first platted in 1890, the local people envisioned the waterfront community as a resort town for vacationers from Seattle. Little did they know that 120 years later, Kingston would become a ferry transportation hub connecting people from … read more

Gig Harbor

Historic Downtown Gig Harbor

Any discussion of downtowns on the Kitsap Peninsula has to include the Gig Harbor historic downtown waterfront district. Centered around the famous Harborside Avenue, Gig Harbor’s downtown has many shops and restaurants, along with stunning views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. On … read more

Poulsbo

Downtown Poulsbo — The Norway of the Pacific Northwest

Norwegian fishermen sailed into Liberty Bay in the late 1800s and began the creation of the city of Poulsbo, which some still call “the Norway of the Pacific Northwest.” Incorporated in 1907, Poulsbo is now a city of 10,000 residents and has one … read more

Allyn

Allyn — A Waterfront Community on Puget Sound

Any West Sound resident who has ever driven west to the ocean beaches has probably passed through the community of Allyn. This quaint, small town on Highway 3 is located on the North Bay of Case Inlet on Puget Sound. Driving through Belfair, … read more

Manchester

The Waterfront Village of Manchester

Located just a 10-minute drive from downtown Port Orchard on Puget Sound is Manchester, an unincorporated community in southeast Kitsap County. Established in the 1860s, the town was named after Manchester city in England. More than 7,000 people currently live in Manchester, which … read more

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