Gig Harbor is located in Pierce County. It has a population of about 9,000 people. For the child, young adult, or adult horse enthusiast, there are many gorgeous equestrian properties, ranches and horse farms. Many of these properties offer a variety of equine services to suit your needs such as boarding, breeding, training, rehabiliation, horseback riding lessons, and other types of riding lessons. These properties also offer rehabilitation for your horses as well as veterinary services, farrier services, and hay and feed services. Read More...
Gig Harbor, the name of the City itself and the Bay in the Puget Sound, is popular because of its close location to several state parks, city parks, and historic attractions. The fine dining and shopping makes it a very popular tourist location as well. One must cross over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (which is the site where the 'Galloping Girdy' Bridge formerly stood) in order to get there. While crossing the bridge one can see the rugged and beautiful Olympic Mountains looking forward and the majestic Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains in the rear view mirror. Houses dot the edge of the Sound, and adventuresome boaters out enjoying the water at various times of the day may also be seen. Drivers, joggers and walkers all take advantage of crossing this bridge. It is said that there are some very interesting large octopi who live under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge-perhaps the largest in the world.
For families looking to settle in the area the schools have an overall ranking of 7 out of 10, and are a part of the Peninsula School District, which wraps around Gig Harbor and reaches to the Key Peninsula. It is also well known that many children may be sent by bus to the private schools in Tacoma such as Annie Wright for girls, Charles Wright Academy for boys or Bellarmine Preparatory School.
In the winter season just prior to Thanksgiving the volunteer program of Gig Harbor decorates the town with festive lights, and wreaths on the old lampposts all along the road in and out of town. There is also a November Girls Night Out, and a Discount Shopping Night at local stores. There is a Sip and Stroll in February, and a Waterfront Walking Tour available most any time of the year. There are water activities available year round and this includes boating and kayaking lessons. There is a Farmers Market beginning in June and it runs through September and it is held at Skansie Park. The Volunteer Program is also responsible for setting up the Summer Flower Basket Program as well and keeping the baskets watered all season long. The artists' galleries are open throughout the week and weekends and they display local art, as well as Washington State artists.
There is no shortage of activities, and beautiful scenery in and around Gig Harbor so when you are thinking about your next home in a beautiful serene place with moderate temperatures, choose Gig Harbor, Washington and contact us for all your needs.
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Listing information last updated on January 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM PST.