Poulsbo, Washington Real Estate and Information

Poulsbo, Washington Real Estate and Information

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The quaint little town of Poulsbo, Washington, located on Liberty Bay in Kitsap County, is known throughout the area for its unique Scandinavian heritage. The town was founded in the 1880s by a Norwegian immigrant named Jorgen Eliason, which has led to many of the residents living in Poulsbo being able to trace their roots to Norway as well as to Finland. In fact, the community spoke mainly Norwegian up until World War II. There is still a strong sense of Scandinavian pride in the town, as evidenced by a Scandinavian theme that runs through the shops and restaurants in downtown Poulsbo. According to the 2010 census, the town of Poulsbo has a population of 9,200, making it the fourth largest town in Kitsap County.

Shops and Restaurants

There are a surprising number of culturally diverse restaurants in Poulsbo. Some of the options that residents have include J J’s Fish house, Tizley’s Europub, The Loft Restaurant, Paella Bar and Burrata Bistro, to name a few. There are also quite a few bakeries, including the Sluys Poulsbo Bakery, where residents will be able to indulge in Poulsbo Bread, which is a local product that is available worldwide. There are a number of great cafes to check out as well, including the Café Cocina, Jak’s Café & Espresso, and Hot Shots Java. For shoppers, there are plenty of locally owned businesses as well as national brands to choose from. Residents needing some new books for their leisure time should drop in at Liberty Bay Books or the Poulsbo Book Stop. Those who need a few home décor or furniture items to spruce up the homes should be sure to visit Marinus Home or Bad Blanche Collections. Some of the larger national chain stores around the area include Walmart Supercenter, Home Depot, and Rite Aid.

Parks and Recreation

Poulsbo real estate is located right by the water, which means that there are plenty of things to do for residents who love the outdoors. Poulsbo itself has 14 different city parks that total over 121 acres. Residents can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the town by going for a casual stroll, jog, or run on the 3.75 miles worth of trails. Residents who like to go out on the water can take advantage of one of the three marinas located nearby, giving them a chance to go sailing on the beautiful water whenever it fancies them. There are also a number of other water-related activities that can be enjoyed including fishing, swimming, and kayaking. There are plenty of athletic activities offered to both children and adults. Adults can take local yoga classes, play basketball every Sunday, play racquetball at the racquetball center, or play Wallyball, which is a rendition of volleyball played on a racquetball court.

Adults looking for a fun night out can take a quick trip south down highway 305 to the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. The casino features several restaurants, a spa, events center, hotel and the White Horse Golf Club.


The unemployment rate in Poulsbo is currently estimated to be around 7.2 percent, which is right under the current national unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. However, the future job growth over the next decade around Poulsbo real estate is projected to be over 25 percent. Poulsbo’s income per capita sits at $28,515, above the national income per capita of $26,154. Poulsbo’s household income average is also higher than the national average at $56,844 versus $50,935. Roughly 24.73 percent of Poulsbo’s population is employed as professional and related occupations, while 24.73 percent are employed in sales and office positions. For addional information on local businesses and jobs in the area, contact the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce.

Schools, Health and Transportation

The North Kitsap School District provides a number of schools for children living in Poulsbo, including  North Kitsap High School,  Poulsbo Elementary School, Poulsbo Middle School, and a number of elementary schools such as Vinland Elementary that are located in the surrounding areas. There are also a number of private school options that include Gateway Christian Schools and West Sound Academy.

The main hospital located nearby Poulsbo real estate is Harrison Medical Center, which provides residents with a number of different services including urgent and emergency care. There are a number of other health services located around town, including Doctors Clinic, Pacific Eye Care, Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center, and Peninsula Cancer Center.

Poulsbo offers residents with a number of transportation options. In addition to being served by Kitsap Transit, there are also four other buses that run during the week operated by Jefferson Transit. While the bus service isn’t incredibly extensive, Poulsbo is a small town, which makes getting around relatively easy. The Washington State Ferry system also serves the area.

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