Kitsap County Information
Kitsap County was founded in 1857, and was originally named
Slaughter County. Kitsap County occupies a unique portion of the
State of Washington, directly between the urban areas of Seattle
and Tacoma and the wilderness of the Olympic Mountains. It is
bounded by the Hood Canal on the west, Puget Sound on the east,
and Mason and Pierce Counties to the south.
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of living in Kitsap County
is being able to enjoy a peaceful life-style while only a short
ferry ride away to Seattle. Seattle provides access to corporate
centers and markets, sophisticated cultural events, and
professional sports competition. Truly, Kitsap County offers the
best of both worlds.
Climate The climate of Kitsap county is greatly tempered by
winds from the Pacific Ocean. Summers are moderate and hot days
are as rare as the snowy ones. Winters are cool, but snow and
freezing temperatures are generally found only at higher
elevations. Rainfall is light during the summer months and
frequent in late fall and winter, with an average of 38.7 days
receiving .01 inch or more annually. Cities of Kitsap County
Located at the northernmost point of the Peninsula,
rewards visitors with breathtaking views and interesting
attractions like Point No Point Light House. A National Historic
Gamble hasn't changed much since the 1850's.
located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, is the home to the
Located just outside
is much as it was when it was founded as a summer community
for Seattle. Known as Little Norway,
Poulsbo is a shopper's paradise. Keyport is
home to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
features the largest shopping complex on the Peninsula, as
well as great boat facilities and picnicking.
is the largest community in Kitsap, and is home to the Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard. Across Sinclair Inlet from Bremerton lies
Port Orchard the Capital of Kitsap County