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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Close to Seattle
-Attractive setting

Cons

-Long ferry commutes
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain


What Bert Has To Say About Bremerton-Silverdale Metro Area


The Bremerton-Silverdale metropolitan area represents a group of island communities across Puget Sound’s main channel. Bremerton is the largest city with seaport and shipbuilding activities, but the character of the area outside of the city and on other islands is mainly suburban and rural, with small towns and commuter communities on Bainbridge Island and Vashon Island, among others. Bainbridge itself has suffered some economic decline in its major industries, and the downtown area experienced some decay but has also undergone some revitalization; the result is a mixed bag. Silverdale is a residential and shopping area just north.

Ferry service takes about an hour with relatively infrequent sailings 1 ½ hours apart, so Seattle commutes must be well planned. Naturally, Seattle offers some of the finest big-city amenities available in the country, and the last ferry departure at 12:50 AM enables locals to take advantage of them in off hours. Most communities have attractive housing in wooded settings. Residents make the trip to Seattle or Olympia to the south for amenities lacking in the immediate area. Most of the region has a livable small-town atmosphere with excellent outdoor recreation and a pleasant—if wet—climate.

The area is a series of level to slightly hilly islands and inlets with dense coniferous forest. The climate is marine, with a moderate sheltering effect from the Olympic Mountains to the west. Summers are cool and mainly dry. The rest of the year is a mix of clouds, light rain, and an occasional snow, although the water-level location makes snow uncommon. First freeze is early October, last is end of April.


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Quick Facts About Silverdale


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Silverdale is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Silverdale jobs have Increased by 0.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Silverdale's cost of living is 21.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Silverdale's population is 19,490 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.53 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Silverdale is $272,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Silverdale public schools spend $10,253 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Silverdale.

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Last fall my husband and I visited the state of Washington to check out ideas for retirement locations...we fell in love with both Silverdale and Whidby Island. We... (read more)
re: Ideal - 12/15/2007
I disagree on the Kitsap Peninsula. It is a great place to raise LITTLE kids (under 4), but once they reach early teens, there is NOTHING for them to do. So they get... (read more)
Ideal
I love it here. I am from the Central Valley in California (Manteca) and lived in the Napa/Santa Rosa area for some years as well as Alaska. This is the place of all the... (read more)
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