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Artondale in Gig Harbor

Artondale in Gig Harbor

Artondale is a large district West of Highway 16 and Gig Harbor City Center. it consists of a number of different neighborhoods and still has many areas with a rural feel. This diverse area really highlights the best of the Pacific Northwest.

Artondale is named after Artondale creek, a salmon habitat that feeds into nearby Wollochet Bay. Some of the areas it incorporates are Horsehead Bay, Kopachuck and one of the oldest settlements, dating back to the 1870’s, Arletta, to name a few. Each of these has it’s own personality and amenities so this is a great district to heavily explore and find a large variety of single-family properties, many with wooded lots, waterfront or water access, and lots of privacy.

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Locations

This area extends to the West of Highway 16 and the Uptown District, all the way to Kopachuck State Park and Carr Inlet. To the North of Artondale is Rosedale and to the South is Cromwell and Fox Island. It is one of the largest districts in Gig Harbor....

Location | Artondale

This area extends to the West of Highway 16 and the Uptown District, all the way to Kopachuck State Park and Carr Inlet. To the North of Artondale is Rosedale and to the South is Cromwell and Fox Island. It is one of the largest districts in Gig Harbor.

Commutes to Gig Harbor and the Narrows Bridge and areas beyond varying greatly depending on what part of Artondale you start in. Many areas do not have direct access because of the way that this rural area developed around winding back roads.

For some closer in areas, a trip to the charming, historic Gig Harbor City Center may only be 10 minutes while for others it could be 20 minutes. The same can be said for accessing the more modern retail districts of Gig Harbor North and Uptown.

Tacoma can be accessed by most areas in 15-25 minutes. Without traffic you can get to Seattle in about an hour, but during peak traffic times that could nearly double.

 

Attractions

Though it covers a large area, the main attractions here are experiencing nature in the Pacific Northwest and being away from the big city. This area boasts Kopachuck State Park, a spacious park with great beaches right on Carr Inlet and across from Cutts....

Attractions | Artondale

Though it covers a large area, the main attractions here are experiencing nature in the Pacific Northwest and being away from the big city. This area boasts Kopachuck State Park, a spacious park with great beaches right on Carr Inlet and across from Cutts Island State Park.

Another attraction of the area is the Gig Harbor Golf course, a small 9 hole course with an event space and classes for all ages.

Some other attractions besides the woods and beautiful waterfront areas, are Sylvia Lake, numerous creeks and some small farms and the Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery.

In the Artondale area there are a number of schools, such as Kopachuck Middle school Gig Harbor High School, Harbor Christian High School and Voyager and Artondale Elementary Schools. There are also churches in the area.

For entertainment, you can drive 10-15 minutes to reach the bustling Uptown district with the luxury Galaxy Theatre, bowling, laser ta,g and other activities at Oceans ,5 or just shopping at the numerous retailers including Homegoods and Marshall’s.

A 15 minute drive will take you to historic downtown Gig Harbor with cute shops and lovely parks. This is a major destination for weekend boaters in Puget Sound.

 

Outdoor Activities

You will find many properties with outdoor living spaces and some with acreage for your outdoor activities. Towards Kopachuck and a few other areas you will find waterfront properties, some with beach access and many with stellar views for sitting on the deck....

Outdoor Activities | Artondale

You will find many properties with outdoor living spaces and some with acreage for your outdoor activities. Towards Kopachuck and a few other areas you will find waterfront properties, some with beach access and many with stellar views for sitting on the deck and watching the sunset.

Kopachuck State Park is a great place for swimming and fishing and features many beautiful hiking trails.

The Gig Harbor Golf course is a pleasant little course and being situated on a hillside, it offers panoramic views of Artondale and peaceful wooded surroundings. A few miles to the East is the full size Madrona Golf Course.

Not far from this area you can access the Cushman Trail, a 6.2 mile walking and bike trail with various grades, onsite parking, restrooms and seating along the way. Gig Harbor’s downtown offers other options for walking and running (both very popular in the Harbor) and also Kayak rentals and other water activities along with numerous city parks.

Shopping

Artondale itself only has two retail establishments: The Historic Arletta Store, founded in 1903, epitomizes the neighborhood market. It’s services are listed as Groceries, good wine and beer, Ethanol free gasoline (a great spot for locals to gas up their....

Shopping | Artondale

This area is mainly all single-family homes, but there is a great variety of sizes, eras and settings from private homes in the woods to creek front and beachfront properties. You will also find properties with waterfront and vista views. This really is a diverse area. One thing you will not find is apartment complexes or density housing.

There are some planned developments like Sylvia Lake but mostly these are custom homes built during various eras. there are also some acreage and agricultural properties.

 

Type of Properties

This area is mainly all single-family homes, but there is a great variety of sizes, eras and settings from private homes in the woods to creek front and beachfront properties. You will also find properties with waterfront and vista views. This really is a diverse

Type of Properties | Artondale

Due to Wollochet being one of the earliest areas developed after downtown Gig Harbor, there are some historic homes here and even a few farm-type properties.

The bulk of the construction in the area was from the 1970s to the 1990s. As a result, there is a large variety of home options in age and size. Most of these homes are single-family and there are a variety of neighborhoods. While some of these are HOAs, and a few are gated, most are not.

Many of the older neighborhoods boast large, wooded lots. Waterfront properties tend to have smaller lots but many are grand luxury homes, with smaller yards. Of course, having waterfront and water views, along with accessibility means steep prices.

People are often drawn to this area for the privacy many of the homes afford. Older properties offer long driveways off the main road. There are also a few family-style, walkable, neighborhoods to be found.

There are almost no multifamily properties in this area.

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