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June 30th, 2023 · Real Estate

Top 10 Realtors in Gig Harbor, WA [From Locals]

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in beautiful Gig Harbor, you’ll want a skilled realtor on your side. Because we write a lot about real estate here in Gig Harbor, we hear from many people who are looking for a really good local realtor. So, who are the top 10 realtors in Gig…

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    Is Gig Harbor a Nice Place to Live?

    · F.A.Q.

    If you are considering relocating to the Northwest, you’d want to know which area to move to. There are many factors and after living here for over 25 years and raising my family here, it’s clear to see I’m a fan. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Gig Harbor is the rare combination of an…

    June 23rd, 2023  ·  7 min read

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    Is Gig Harbor a Good Place to Retire?

    · Activities

    Gig Harbor has long been a favored retirement location in Western Washington. Loads of waterfront, one of the most picturesque small towns on the Olympic Peninsula, and lower crime rates are just a few reasons. Retirees make up about 24.6% of the population according to the website which ranks Gig Harbor as the 4th best place to retire in the US. In the 1980s Gig…

    June 23rd, 2023  ·  5 min read

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    Is Gig Harbor an Expensive Place to Live? 

    · F.A.Q.

    If you’re looking to move to Washington, or already live elsewhere in the state but see a relocation to Gig Harbor in your future, you’ll need to go in with the right expectations. As a local realtor and longtime resident, I am often asked if it is expensive to live here. Given my profession and…

    June 23rd, 2023  ·  12 min read

  • Gig Harbor Christmas Tide Fest & Winter Fest

    Tide Fest and Winter Fest

    · Activities

    Where: Gig Harbor High School and Peninsula High School When: Thanksgiving weekend and the First weekend of December Cost: $5 at the door Intro A long-time tradition both of these fundraiser Arts and Crafts Festivals have grown to be some of the most popular holiday craft and artist fairs in the region. With over 100 unique vendors, these…

    May 23rd, 2023  ·  3 min read

  • Gig Harbor Tree Lighting

    Annual Gig Harbor Tree Lighting and Lighted Boat Parade

    · Activities

    Where: Downtown Gig Harbor Skansie Brothers Park When: Usually 1st Saturday of December. Cost: Free Christmas is one of the best times of the year to make the most of Gig Harbor’s small-town community and traditions. Even people from outside of the community come to experience it and create family traditions. I love the way events like this…

    May 16th, 2023  ·  6 min read

  • Donkey Creek Gig Harbor

    Donkey Creek Chum Fest

    · Activities

    Where: Gig Harbor History Museum, Downtown Gig Harbor When: Saturday and Sunday 11 am- 4 pm mid to late November Cost: Free The Gig Harbor community comes together to celebrate the return of salmon to local waters with a festival. The Chum Festival serves to remind us of the importance of habitat preservation and the history and culture of the Maritime City….

    May 9th, 2023  ·  3 min read

  • Trick or treating in downtown Gig Harbor

    Trick or Treat in the Harbor

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    April 28th, 2023  ·  4 min read

  • Gig Harbor History Museum Sip And Stroll

    Autumn Sip and Stroll

    · Activities

    Where: Throughout Downtown Gig Harbor retailers When: Early October, Saturday 12 pm to 4 pm Cost: Early Bird tickets are $40-45, day of the event $50 I love these types of Gig Harbor events that really showcase our downtown and this one is extremely popular. As summer activities wind down, people are looking for things to do and…

    March 28th, 2023  ·  5 min read

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    Gig Harbor Film Festival

    · Activities

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    March 21st, 2023  ·  3 min read

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