Tag: cities

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

Manette
Manette

Bremerton’s Taste of Fremont

If you live in Kitsap County and are looking for your “Seattle fix,” you can find it in Bremerton’s own Manette Business District. Just drive over the Manette Bridge, take a right, look for the iconic TV sign on the roof of the … read more

Downtown Bremerton Waterfront

The Revitalization of the Downtown Bremerton Waterfront

From 2002 through 2007, after decades of benign neglect, Bremerton’s downtown waterfront received an extreme makeover, an astonishing achievement and a credit to the city’s leaders and citizenry. Bremerton, the grand-old dame of the Kitsap Peninsula and its historic center of commerce and … read more

Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor

A Graceful Rebirth of a Historic Town

A sleepy fishing village until the 1980s, the scenic town of Gig Harbor occupies the southernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula and commands a majestic view of Mount Rainier. Nearly 150 years after the first settlers arrived and 68 years after incorporation, the … read more

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