The first thing you likely notice when entering the city of Poulsbo from the north is its 12-foot-tall gatekeeper: a giant Viking statue looming above a sign reading, “Velkommen til Poulsbo.” Indeed, the town’s Scandinavian roots run deep, from its Nordic-village historic downtown to the beloved annual Viking Fest. And it all intermingles against a jaw-dropping backdrop of a sparkling bay and snow-capped mountains. With just over 10,000 residents, Poulsbo may not be the largest city in Kitsap County, but it may just have the most unique feel.
Like many small towns in Kitsap, Poulsbo is becoming a go-to home for many new residents and Seattle transplants. Property prices are going up and inventory is tighter, but there are still lots available, including water-view and in-town infill parcels. Buyers will find more available services than rural options, but may have to navigate stricter zoning requirements. Estes Builders has an office in Poulsbo and is an expert at helping customers work through needs related to preparing the property, creating designs that maximize smaller lots, and obtaining necessary permits.
Here are just a few of the highlights of owning a home in Poulsbo:
With its city limits forming a half circle around Liberty Bay, the water is at Poulsbo’s doorstep, leaving many options for outdoor activities.
Poulsbo is a fun place to raise a family, with a little something for every age.
Strolling through downtown Poulsbo is a treat for your eyes as much as your wallet, where Nordic-inspired architecture blends with fun mom-and-pop shops.
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