Gig Harbor, Washington is a beautiful city located on Gig Harbor Bay in Pierce County and is touted to be the gateway to the Olympic Mountain Range.
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Gig Harbor is located across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and is approximately 30 minutes (22 miles) drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord starting at SR 16 and traveling to I-5 corridor. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a toll bridge with toll booths. The fee can be up to $5.00 a day or more depending upon the size of the vehicle. A Good to Go Pass is available for those who commute across the bridge on a daily basis. More information about these passes can be obtained at Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
The City is small covering four point four miles. However, in that very small area, there is a population as of the 2010 census was at 7, 126. The median housing price is $300,500. However, the surrounding area offers many housing options to residents. Gig Harbor, the city by the bay, is a very active place for tourists with shopping, dining, and recreation on every block. This city has a history of boat building and fishing, much of that has dwindled to one boat builder and most of the fishing fleet taking harvests from Alaska. However, tradition dictates, that during the first week of June, Gig Harbor's fishing fleet gathers in the center of the bay for the annual “Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony.” In recent years, due to the dwindling number of fishing boats, pleasure craft have been allowed to participate in the ceremony. This is a great time to gather family and friends to enjoy the bay, varies eateries, and celebrate not only the Blessing of the Fleet, but the blessings of life in general.
Gig Harbor has several parks located around the bay: Jerisich Park and Skansie Brothers Park are large, open, waterfront space with grass, decks, benches, and a covered Pavilion for community events. It is also home to the Fisherman Memorial. The parks are host to fairs and events ranging from the annual Holiday tree lighting ceremony, summer concerts and art festivals. There is also a public use moorage dock where boaters can stay, free of charge, for a limited time. Gig Harbor City Park offers a variety of activities for families and friend. There is also a children's play. The park has a baseball diamond, a basketball court as well as tennis courts. This park offers classes in conservation. This park is very popular because of the variety of accommodations available to visitors.
Peninsula School District is located at 14015 62nd Avenue N, W., Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Telephone number 253 857-3525. It is ranked 34th out of 216 districts. The District offers services to 8,600 students, most of which ride the school bus system. There are 16 schools within this district. The eight grade schools include: Artondale Elementary School, Discovery Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary, Harbor Heights Elementary, Minter Elementary School, Purdy Elementary School, Vaugh Elementary School, and Voyager Elementary. Four middle schools: Goodman Middle School, Harbor Ridge Middle School, Key Peninsula Middle School, and Kopachuch Middle School. Two high schools: Gig Harbor High School and Purdy High School. The district also includes Tacoma Community College Fresh Start Program, and one high school alternative school – Henderson Bay Alternative School.
Continuing education can be found at the following colleges and universities: Pacific Lutheran University (Parkland), University of Washington, St. Martin’s University, Tacoma School of the Arts, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College in Puyallup, Covenant Bible Seminary, and college classes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The City of Gig Harbor welcomes you to a city that was listed in Smithsonian Magazine (2012) as number five on its list of 20 Best Small Towns in America. Preview Homes for Sale in Gig Harbor Today!
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