Naval Base Kitsap is the Homeport of Choice
For many in the Great Kitsap Peninsula Naval Base Kitsap was their very first duty station. First time away from home and also come and gone a few times during your career. Many retired former military either start or return to the Pacific North West because of the lifestyle, landscape and opportunity to market the skills you learned in the military in the civilian workforce.
The Seattle Puget Sound Region is a transportation hub on the global economy. International Trade Commerce, Manufacturing and Industry, Technology and Aerospace, Arts and Culture can be found in this Global INtersection of the Economic Trade Superhighway.
Tour de Kitsap wants you to know what the opportunities are available on this Superhighway of your future. The Great Kitsap Peninsula offers many opportunities to apply your skills into a Global Market right here in the Seattle Puget Sound REgiion. The last frontier. Get it while its still here. Lots of opportunity for you to plan for your future after your military career. It's a fun lifestyle and a fun commute to the East in Seattle, To the West in Port Angeles or South to Tacoma or Olympia and I-5 corridor which is also known as the Emerald Highway. If Seattle is the Emerald City on the Emerald Highway then the Great Kitsap Peninsula is the Land of Oz.
The Great Kitsap Peninsula offers a fantastic opportunity for Higher Education at Olympic College. Olympic College is voted Top Ten Community Colleges in the United States 4 years in a row by the Aspen Institute of Higher Learning. They offer over 24 Baccalaurette Degrees from over 12 different institutions of higher learning to include Washington State University Mechanical and Technical Engineering Labs and Western Washington University Sattelite campus located at the Olympic College Poulsbo Location.
Welcome to Better Properties Tour de Kitsap recap for our latest tour we hosted May 19 focused in Kingston and the North end of Kitsap County. Our mission for Tour de Kitsap is to help homebuyers find a home suitable to fit your needs at a price you can afford while improving your commute to downtown Seattle. Kitsap Transit is helping to improve your commute by offering a 30-minute fast ferry service from Kingston to downtown Seattle waterfront in 2018. Better Properties Kitsap wants to help you get ahead of that improvement by introducing you to your homebuying options. We are also pleased to announce the partnership with local lender Directors Mortgage. It’s an extraordinary benefit to have a partner lender on board to offer their service to home buyers looking for a better option on our Tour de Kitsap. We look forward to increasing the number of guests on tour with the level of service we’ll now be able to provide.
Saturday morning, we were at the Kingston farmers market with our Tour de Kitsap sign. We were listening to the live music under the gazebo with vendors all around the waterfront park. People were milling about all over the marina shopping the market and enjoying the warm atmosphere and local fare. Main street was busy with shoppers going in and out of the downtown shops enjoying locally roasted coffee & crepes. The marina was full of boats, the sun was shining, we were looking forward to a great day for a Tour de Kitsap.
The Port of Kingston has been working to prepare for the next Kitsap Transit fast ferry service to begin in this year. The ferry terminal is very nice with a modern enclosed walkway but there is also another dock being improved for access from the park near the Port of Kingston office. This will become the fast ferry dock which is scheduled to be completed July of 2018.
The Port of Kingston is also redeveloping an outdoor green space for the public to enjoy. In 2014 a local resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, gifted this parcel of land very near to the WSDOT waiting area to the Port of Kingston on the condition they keep and maintain it for public use. This kind of gesture by a local resident says so much about the nature of the giving community in Kingston. For more information on the fast ferry project and the public green space at the Port of Kingston go to https://portofkingston.org/.
While waiting for our tour guests to arrive Monica and I were enjoying the live music when someone stopped to ask about our Tour de Kitsap sign and what it was about. This person was considering selling their current home and asked if we could help. This is not an unusual occurrence, we also had that happen at the ferry terminal in Bremerton while we were picking up guests for our October Tour de Kitsap.
Let me tell you about the homes we saw on tour. Our first home was a beautiful 5-acre homestead on level landscape with the tall trees cleared just far enough away from the house that the shine from the sun rotates around the South side of the house like a warm hug all day. This 2001 3-bedroom 3.25 bath home includes the master on the main floor with huge floor to vaulted ceiling windows. It has a 2-car attached garage to the main home but wait…there also is an additional 3 car detached garage with living space above about 150 yards away. This property offers room for many RV parking spaces, a generous fire pit and circle driveway. There was a basketball court with 2 hoops too. This beautiful 5+ acre home is listed at $600,000.00 and is available for sale.
The next home we toured was a 2-year-old rambler with hard wood floors throughout and many custom touches. This 3-bedroom 2 bath home is situated in the center of 2.63 acres. This home enjoys the privacy of surrounding nature at the end of a long driveway. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Country Woods the only sounds you will enjoy is the chirping of native birds and rustling of wildlife emerging from the bushes. Do you think you would like to learn more about this property? Just call our Tour de Kitsap brokers and we can get you started on your Kingston adventure lifestyle today.
Our third home on tour was closer to town but was probably the closest resembling a country farmhouse. The main floor of this lovely home includes a wraparound porch facing the West to enjoy the warm evening sun. Upstairs were 2 generous bedrooms with the lower level as a quiet getaway and its own access to the outside. Just 10 minutes to the Kingston ferry terminal this home would be the ideal Seattle commuter home.
We are happy to report one of our Tour de Kitsap goers is taking advantage of our custom tours and will be continuing their tour next Saturday. We are very happy about that and I am confident we will be able to find a suitable home that will meet their needs very soon. If you would like to put together a custom tour just give us a call and we would be happy to listen to your needs to find the right property for you today. We would also encourage you to take advantage of our partner lender services as well, so you would be poised to act when you do find the right property.
Well, thank you for keeping up with our progress on our Tour de Kitsap adventures; we look forward to offering more tours in the future as well as serving your needs today as you discover your adventure lifestyle in Kitsap County. Now only 30 minutes away from downtown Seattle.
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What is an Elixer Fixer you ask. Elixer Fixer is a magical potion of deliciousness that transforms any gathering into a fun party. Some may say it is a party in a bottle. Whatever it is you are going to love it. You'll love how it smells and tastes and then you'll love how much it makes your face smile. Made right here in Bremerton you should adventure down to lower Manette and discover where Elixer Fixer comes from. You'll find the adventure starts way before the bottle. Once you come through the front door you'll find yourself planning your next dinner party. Of course it's always fun to have friends over but with Elixer Fixer on the menu it also gives you a good reason to try all the magical flavors of this delicious party in a bottle. Elixer Fixer located at 2117 E 11th St.
oYou will love discovering The Enchanted Apothecary & Other Curiosities located at 719 Pacific Ave in downtown Bremerton. I have been going to Susie's shop for all my favorite things to include candles, incense, face sprays and lotions. Recently I have stopped by her shop for special luxery gifts for family and friends such as perfumes and customized scents. You know how it is when you go into your favorite downtown and always find something you have to have and it smells really good to be in there.
Feeling a little under the weather and looking for something to just ease your way through to the end? Or if you're like me and just need a little clarity to get through the day. I appreciate her natural approach to get through the everyday woes of living this physical life. You will find something for everyone in your life in Susie's shop. From tooth fairy boxes for your little ones to shaving creams for the man in your life. Stop by and see Susie at Enchanted Apothecary & Other Curiosities downtown Bremerton.
I will drive 100 miles for a good bookstore. Thankfully, Liberty Bay Books opened up shop on Pacific Ave a couple years ago and is saving me a ton of money in gas. We were so excited when they moved in, I remember it was at Halloween because I was setting up the haunted house for the Trick or Treat Street event next door. Liberty Bay Books is a local independantly owned bookstore. They are everything you'd want in a bookstore; interesting selections, comfy chairs, author events, story time for the little ones and so much more. They have become a part of the fabric of our downtown Bremerton business district. Located at the intersection of Pacific and 4th across from a popular coffee shop they are the heart of downtown Bremerton. They also have the best used book cart in town. Don't pass up your next opportunity to stop by and see Kate, sometimes she organizes fun events in the evening around town. You should really like Liberty Bay Books Bremerton Facebook page as well, her posts are fantastic.
Liberty Bay Books is the ideal bookstore to be downtown Bremerton. Independant, interesting and comfortable.
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