The Great Kitsap Peninsula is the homeport of choice for many active duty servicemen and women. Tour de Kitsap is your local REsource for homebuying options and REsources available here in the Great Kitsap Peninsula for active duty military personnel and their dependants stationed at Naval Base Kitsap.
Education, Healthcare and Lifestyle are important decision making elements to a military famiy when making a decision where their next duty station will be and where to move their family. Relocating and moving an entire family of people and pets is a demanding logistical exercise of critical needs and exhaustion. However, having an infrastructure in place to support the changing and diverse needs of the military family is critical to mission one. Kitsap County has been perfecting this exercise for generations of military families and that is reflected in Olympic College higher level of marketable educational opportunities that can help prepare a servicemember high schoolers last years of public school or allow a miltary spouse an opportunity to continue or complete a degree to further improve a skillset towards better employability.
The natural environment of the Great Kitsap Peninsula fits perfectly into the benefits and mental clarity that an outdoor adventuring lifestyle offers. Spending time getting lost in the woods, riding and running deep forest trails high up into the mountains to cold glacier lakes rejuvenate the spirit. Then having the juxtoposition of experiencing and exploring the urban jungle of Seattle to learn and grow from keeps the Great Pacific NW interesting and those military families coming back for more to continue making plans to stay. Commitment to healthcare continues in Silverdale as the location of CHI Fransiscan new hospital REdevelopment project providing high quality healthcare to many new, current and retired military veterans and dependants as well as those employed in the health care industry.
Local school districts and community leadership teams support the rotating lifecycle of Naval Base Kitsap active duty, spouses and dependants. Naval Base Kitsap and it's many military families needs are met with the impact of growth and development of the Great Kitsap Peninsula commitment to the lifestyle that Naval Base Kitsap offers. Critical Early Childhood intervention services, primary education and preparation for graduation and integration into the workforce dominate the focus of schools and leaders in the Great Kitsap Peninsula.
Transportation and connectivity are both stakeholders in the success of the Great Kitsap Peninsula. Businesses can offer a comfortable affordable lifestyle for their workforce and creates an attractive economic growth package. Commuter transportation services provided by WSDOT and Kitsap Transit ferry to and from Seattle downtown waterfront keeps the Great Kitsap Peninsula connected to the global Seattle economy and keeps you connected to your network, business partners and customers.
REal Estate brokers at Tour de Kitsap support the military lifestyle because like our military neighbors we like to be close to services too. Many Tour de Kitsap REal Estate brokers, business partner lenders and service providers are active duty and former servicemen, women, spouses and dependants. We understand the unique needs of the military and the military lifestyle before during and after service.
Thinking about retirement, what does your 5 year plan look like? The conversation needs to start somewhere and what better way than with REal Estate.
You have worked hard to get where you are today and with retirement coming up
Where is your homeport of choice going to be?
Is Kitsap County your last duty station. Kitsap County has always has been a homeport of choice.
Choose the Great Kitsap Peninsula as your Homeport of Choice. Kitsap County has been the homeport of choice for many generations of many military retirees. Remember when you first came here? It was dark and rainy and cold. It still is.
Tour de Kitsap is a campaign of Better Properties Kitsap, Inc located at 5700 Kitsap Way in Bremerton right next to the AAA office. The AAA office is always your first stop every move. Well next door to AAA is a whole team of REal Estate brokers waiting to take you on a FREE custom home tour anywhere in the Great Kitsap Peninsula as part of the Tour de Kitsap campaign.
Maybe you are looking for a job in Seattle. Do you want to live in Seattle? There is a whole fleet of fast ferries in place TODAY to get you back and forth to Seattle every day. We haven’t drove in Seattle in years because the ORCA card can be used for 9 different transit authorities in the Seattle Puget Sound Region.
Ride a Ferry like Jack the Captain.
Jump on a Train like Ernie the Engineer .
Hop on a Light Rail like Jack the Rabbit.
You can use your ORCA card to Ride the Wave of Kitsap Transit fast ferry service across the Puget Sound to Seattle then pick up any public transportation from there. Kitsap Transit will keep you connected in the Great Kitsap Peninsula by Routed Buses, ACCESS & VanLink, Local Ferry, VanPool, CarPool and WorkerDriver to and from many Park&Ride lots.
Ferry Transportation Station Terminals offer direct access to Seattle every day North in Kingston and Bainbridge Island Central Bremerton which is the which is the economic HUB of Kitsap County and Southworth in the South end as a preferred transportation to everything South Sound to include Tacoma, Hood Canal and Olympia.
Include the Great Kitsap Peninsula in your next 5 year plan. They don’t call it Great for nothing.
Bremerton is just a quick 30 minute ferry ride away from downtown Seattle thanks to Kitsap Transit. You will not have any problem keeping all 15 units full of Seattle commuters, Olympic College students, shipyard workers or military personnel.
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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