Port Ludlow, WA

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Life in Port Ludlow: Homes Off the Beaten Path

On the way to Port Townsend, a fairly nondescript right turn off SR 19 takes you down a forested road to Port Ludlow, a rural waterfront town where boats dot the harbor and green space abounds. The sleepy town of less than 3,000 people is made up primarily of residential neighborhoods, marinas, and a resort featuring golf and a boutique inn. If you want to be close to Mother Nature without straying too far afield, this cozy nook on Puget Sound is worth considering.


Custom Homes in Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow has a range of available lots, from centrally located forested acreage to beachfront plats with sweeping Sound views. As with any waterfront community, expect to navigate setback requirements and other restrictions. Estes Builders can help you navigate permitting requirements and create a design most suited for your unique property.


Here are just a few of the highlights of owning a home in Port Ludlow:

  •  Nature abounds: Whether you want to kayak, sail, or meander through the forest, you’ll find ample opportunities in and around Port Ludlow. Take in the views and wildlife on more than 30 miles of trails. Want bigger challenges? Countless hikes await in the Olympic Mountains just to the south.
  •  Resort living: The Resort at Port Ludlow features a marina, restaurant, inn, and event space, along with an 18-hole championship golf course Esquire magazine once called the “Most Scenic in the World.”
  • Boating ahoy: The Port Ludlow Marina offers 300-slips that accommodate vessels up to 200′ long. Take advantage of the best the local waters have to offer with sailing, crabbing, shrimping, secret clamming, and oyster beaches.
  •  More sunny days: Port Ludlow lies within the Olympic Peninsula Rain Shadow, which means it gets less rainfall than what is typical of the Puget Sound area.
  •  Hobbies welcome: Port Ludlow is home to more than 100 hobby clubs, helping you connect with neighbors with similar interests.
  •  Plenty nearby: Though Port Ludlow is quiet, it’s only 30 minutes from the shops and ferry in Port Townsend, 40 minutes from larger stores in Sequim, 30 minutes to the Kingston Fast Ferry to Seattle, and 40 minutes to jobs in Bremerton.


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