guyana6, Renter in Brooklyn, NY

I am moving from NYC and I am wondering what are the best neighborhoods to live in Kitsap County?

Asked by guyana6, Brooklyn, NY Sun Apr 28, 2013

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Well coming from the city, I won't be driving right away, so would need to be close to public transportation and the ferry, and also be able to get around on the to Seattle on the weekend. I would be interested in a luxury rental either an apartment or townhouse, some views would be nice, but its not a must.
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There are some newer condos on the water in Bremerton between the new Manette (sp?) bridge and the Seattle ferry dock. If memory serves, that's Washington Avenue. You might find something for rent there.

I'm not sure how good Bremerton Transit is. I would guess it mainly runs to the shipyard. That's probably another difference between NYC and Kitsap county--almost everyone has a car in Kitsap.
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Luxury rental apartments and town homes are not very common in Kitsap County. It sounds to me like you should be looking at Bainbridge Island, probabaly in a condo complex that has some units for rent. Another possibility might be Poulsbo Place, which has small single family homes, duplexes and a few triplexes. I wouldn't call them luxury, but they are new and nicely finished. Poulsbo Place is on a bus route and not far from the ferry to Seattle. You might also want to look into the condo buildings on the waterfront in Bremerton. They have some rentals available I believe.

Public transportation is not nearly as developed here as NYC. You have to be very conscious of where the limited number of bus lines are when selecting a location if that is how you will be getting around. Have a look at http://www.kitsaptransit.org/ for bus routes. If you are here because of work, you will need to see if public transportation can even get you there.

If you need help finding rentals, Bobbi Neal would be a good resource. bobbineal@windermere.com

Good luck. Kitsap County is a lovely area and close to Seattle.But it is much more like rural upstate New York than the city and the surrounding suburbs.
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You're probably going to be in for a bit of culture shock! A few years ago I was showing some people from NYC around parts of Seattle, and one described it as "rural." In comparison, Kitsap county is really rural. You could easily find a house on acreage where you can't see a neighbor.

I haven't lived there for over 30 years, but I doubt you could find an apartment house that is over 4 stories high, unless maybe it's something overlooking the water, in which case it might be slightly higher. The population density is low.
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I came here from the Chicago area, Kary, and culture shock is a good phrase. The word I remember as describing Kitsap County: bucolic.
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Wow, that is a loaded question.
Here are some resources for you to get to know Kitsap County and see what you think are better neighborhoods for you and your needs.
http://www.visitkitsap.com
http://www.kitsapgov.com
http://www.northkitsapherald.com
http://www.kitsapsun.com
You can get a feel for different parts of the county and where you feel might be your best fit.
Do you want to live in a "small town" with close access to restaurants, libraries, schools, groceries?
Do you want to live on some "land" with a couple acres around you?
Do you want to live near water? Perhaps near a ferry where you can jump on a ferry and commute to Seattle or just go enjoy the day?
"Best neighborhood" means something different to everyone.
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