Bremerton Real Estate
Bremerton is the largest city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The 2011 State Estimate reported Bremerton’s population at 39,051, Making it the largest city on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Tucked between the Cascade Mountian Range and Olympic Peninsula Mountian Ranges, bound on the southeast and east by Sinclair Inlet and the strait of Port Orchard respectively. The Port Washington Narrows divide the city of Bremerton into two portions known as east and west Bremerton. The strait is spanned by two bridges which are connected by the Manette Bridge and the Warren Avenue Bridge.
Bremerton is connected to downtown Seattle by a 55-minute ferry route, surrounded by miles of shoreline and waterfront with serene landscapes along a 17 mile sailing to and from Seattle. You arrive aboard the WA State Ferry or, from the south via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Hwy #16, or you can take the scenic route from the state Capital of Olympia via route Hwy #3 and from the Olympic Peninsula, north of the Hood Canal Bridge.
Bremerton, a culturally diverse community takes pride in its unique way of life. There is always something to do in Bremerton with the expansive Harborside District that is filled with stunning fountains, waterfront boardwalks, restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The Harborside Fountain Park is one of the Puget Sound region’s most impressive public spaces, opened up May 5, 2007. The 2.5 acre park is located on the waterfront, just steps away from the Kitsap Conference Center, the park features wading pools, five large copper-ringed fountains and a as a tribute to the workers at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard a display of the bow of a ship and the conning tower of a submarine. Stations along the walk include artistic photos of shipbuilding, the shipyard, and its workers. The Bremerton Harborside Marina is accessible to weekday and weekend boaters. These Kid-friendly and Pet-friendly parks join more than 20 other city parks to provide its residents with access to picnic areas, boat launches, playgrounds and athletic fields.
The Bremerton Tunnel underneath downtown, traversing from the Bremerton ferry terminal to Highway 304 (Burwell Street), has been newly opened that allows vehicles exiting Washington State Ferry Terminal for a smoother egress and to make downtown more pedestrian friendly.
Bremerton is home of and originally built up around the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and also Annex of the Naval Base Kitsap, better Known as Bangor Base. Proud of its history with its current status as a world-class maintenance facility for the U.S. Navy and as a naval presence on the West Coast since 1891. For those who are military historians, learn more about Bremerton’s important role during several wars by visiting the Harborside Heritage Naval Museum or the historic U.S. Naval Destroyer the USS Turner Joy. Also once home of the battleship USS Missouri that was assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1955, which was the site of the Japanese surrender treaty signing that ended World War II., she served as the city’s primary tourist attraction for 30 years. Thousands of visitors walked the “surrender deck,” before the ship was moved to the Pearl Harbor Naval Base.
The downtown area is experiencing a revitalization that will only add to the appeal of Bremerton in the years to come!