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About Gig Harbor
Many people are choosing to raise their family and live their retirement years in Gig Harbor. Many reasons start with the picturesque qualities that make Gig Harbor a tourist destination. Whether it’s the stunning view of the harbor filled with a variety of boats or Mt. Rainier towering in the background, the many amenities surrounding us is why the locals want to live, raise their families and retire here?
Gig Harbor is not only incredibly scenic, but it also boasts an extensive maritime history. Boat building and commercial fishing are Gig Harbor’s heritage. Every June, the Gig Harbor Maritime Festival draws in the locals and tourists and visitors as well. In addition to the historical maritime activities and the blessing of the fleet, residents and visitors enjoy spending time on the water, fishing, boating, and other activities.
Either by land or water, Gig Harbor is close to the larger cities of Tacoma and Seattle, or the many charming smaller cities of around the Puget Sound. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is only an hour drive from downtown Gig Harbor or you can take one of the many shuttles that transport locals daily to and from the airport.
With the current specialty shops in Uptown, to the unique, historic, and touristy shopping downtown or the Gig Harbor North area with Costco and Target, there is always something for everyone in Gig Harbor.
Dining in Gig Harbor. From formal and casual waterfront dining to fast food and food trucks, there are many options for the entire family. Listed as one of the Top 50 Seafood Restaurants in America, no stay in Gig Harbor is complete without a trip to the iconic waterfront restaurant, The Tides Tavern, for a burger and a beer.
The Heritage Distilling Company’s tasting room is conveniently located downtown. They are known for their award-winning craft spirits. Craft breweries in Gig Harbor is certainly no exception. If you enjoy a nice cold beer, look no further than Gig Harbor for regular and seasonal rotating taps at any of these fine breweries- 7-Seas Brewing, The Hub, and Wet Coast Brewing Company. If wine is what you enjoy, there are wine bars such as Morso in downtown Gig Harbor, or vineyards such as Ollala Vineyard and Winery in nearby Ollala, and Trillium Creek Winery in Lakebay. Both are very close to Gig Harbor.
Gig Harbor offers many outdoor activity areas in the form of parks, beaches, and wooded forests. For golfers, Canterwood Golf and Country Club features an 18-hole championship course. Other golf clubs include Madrona Links and Gig Harbor Golf Club. Throughout the summer you can enjoy an outdoor Farmer’s Market as well as concerts and movies in the park. Year-round activities for paddling, hiking, and biking in the area or day trips to the any one of the mountain ranges for beautiful hiking trails.
If art is what you crave, Gig Harbor offers an array of galleries, museums, and other cultural activities. The Gig Harbor Film Festival offers educational and entertaining movies during their annual festival each October. In addition there are many churches to choose from, with several denominations represented.
Gig Harbor is generally considered quite safe. People on the street will tell you that the thing they love most about Gig Harbor is that despite its recent growth, there remains a true “small town” feel. Come see for yourself why Gig Harbor is an excellent place to raise your family and enjoy your retirement years.
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