What are the neighborhoods beyond Gig Harbor on the way to the Kitsap Peninsula? Gig Harbor is located across the Narrows Bridge from Tacoma. While this area has some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Pierce County the areas further down highway 16 are more affordable. If you’d like to know more about this area check out our post, “What it’s like living in Gig Harbor.”
To learn more about the communities beyond Gig Harbor we spoke with Lindsay, a local specialist who lives in Ollala:
What are the neighborhoods beyond Gig Harbor?
Past Gig Harbor you’ll find neighborhoods like Key Peninsula, Port Orchard, Ollala, and Fox Island. Here is a list of neighborhoods in Gig Harbor itself.
What are the benefits of the neighborhoods beyond Gig Harbor?
Once you pass Gig Harbor many of the communities are more affordable. If you’re willing to drive a little further (and maybe cross a second bridge) you’ll find more wide open spaces. In addition to affordability you get more acreage and a more rural feel. The median home price in Gig Harbor these days is around $750,000. If you’re willing to drive a little further, you can find homes closer to the Pierce County median home price of $525,000.
How do you choose between living in Gig Harbor and Tacoma?
Here Marguerite interviews Erin who is a real estate agent in Gig Harbor who grew up in Tacoma. Erin lives in Artondale in Gig Harbor, has her office in Old Town in Tacoma, and enjoys going to Tacoma for restaurants and fun. She gives her perspective on commuting, pros and cons, and what it realistically costs to live in different areas around Gig Harbor and Tacoma.
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Marguerite Martin, Founder of MoveToTacoma.com is a real estate agent in Tacoma, WA . As a real estate “Matchmaker,” she specializes in connecting real estate clients to the perfect agent in Tacoma and across the country. Learn more at Meet Your Guide.