Poulsbo Real Estate
Velkommen til Historic Downtown Poulsbo!
Known as “Little Norway”, Poulsbo is the fourth largest city in Kitsap County and is considered on of the main suburbs of Seattle in the Kitsap area. With a population of approximately 9,200, Poulsbo residents enjoy the authentic experience of a Norwegian heritage. Enjoy the best of the northwest with a walk Along Poulsbo’s Front Street lined with quaint gift shops, enjoy a closer look at the local scenery and stroll the boardwalk on beautiful Liberty Bay. When you’re ready to rest, picnic in the waterfront park or enjoy an international cuisine at one of many fine restaurants.
Poulsbo or “Little Norway,” was settled in its early years by Norwegian and other Scandinavian immigrants and Founded by Norwegian immigrant Jorgen Eliason in the 1880s. King Olav V of Norway visited Poulsbo On October 22, 1975, as part of the celebration of 150 years of Norwegian settlement. Scandinavian old-world charm and hospitality blended with excellent schools and a low crime rate gives residents everything they need including peace of mind.
Downtown Poulsbo is a popular regional tourist destination and maintains a Scandinavian theme in its shops and restaurants. Poulsbo has a long history as a destination for immigrants from Scandinavia, particularly Norway and Finland. Many visitors arrive by boat; the town’s harbor is an excellent anchorage, there are three marinas near the town. Whether you are looking for antique stores, Scandinavian gift shops, art galleries or a world-famous bakery “Sluy’s Bakery” that is well known for one of its local products, the original Poulsbo Bread. This charming town also offers such attractions as live music at Kvelstad Bandstand on the waterfront, exhibits at the Marine Science Center and Phimister Proctor Museum. Residents take pride in celebrating Poulsbo’s Viking Fest that is a celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day of May 17th (in Norwegian -“Syttende mai”), it is also referred to as Norway’s national holiday. Another great celebration is the annual July 3rd Fireworks and festivities on the Fjord. Poulsbo has it all!
Big Valley and Little Valley Roads are the beginning of a scenic backdoor route to the Hood Canal Floating Bridge that was built in 1961, and was known as the largest floating concrete structure on tidal water with the longest draw span ever constructed in the world. Along the route you will pass the Llama Rose Farm, Molly Ward Gardens and the Manor Farm Inn that brings visitors in from around the world. To the north of Hood Canal Bridge you can see Mount Baker near the Canadian Boarder along the Cascades and to the west of the bridge, you can see the snow-clad Olympic Mountains and Shine Tidelands State Park making your way up North to the infamous Sol Duc Hot Springs, the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Forest. Or venture off to Port Townsend which is known for the romantic-drama filming of “Officer & a Gentleman” starring Richard Gere in 1982. And for those golfers how about “tee time” in Port Ludlow, that features a 27-hole golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves.