Gig Harbor, Washington 

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Paradise! - 8/20/2018
I’ve lived here for five months. I’m 66 years old and this has been the nicest summer of my entire life. It’s been beautiful every single day. I live out on key peninsula and it is so beautiful here I wonder every day how I ended up in such a beautiful area. I absolutely love it!
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Gig Harbor weather misleadfing - 11/19/2015
Sperling's Best Places' report on Gig Harbor's weather climate is very misleading. It states the average annual snowfall is 9.7 inches. It hasn't snowed that much in a year in decades. Four of the past seven years had 0 to 0.8 inch of snow; the average is 2.6 inches (1.5 inches average the past 3 years). The average total rainfall is not 56.8 inches; it is closer to 41 inches per several internet sources, In the last 7 years, the most rain in a year was 49 inches; the lowest was 27 inches.  Read More

Here we go... - 8/20/2015
We are moving to Gig Harbor next week. After visiting many times, we are glad to leave the drought and cost of living in California. What we are looking forward to include:

* Tom Taylor YMCA (amazing)
* Tides Restaurant (great sports bar)
* The Harbor (scenic with views of Mt. Rainier)
* Trails for walking and biking
* Chapel Hill church (very welcoming)
* low crime rate and small population
* our new home (twice the size and half the cost of CA)

and last but not least, an NFL upgrade from the Oakland Raiders to Seahawks

Rain, clouds, grey - no problem. I'm an author and screenwriter. :)
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Climate - 6/19/2015
Beautiful, mild summers. Mild winters. Occasional Read More

Living in Gig Harbor - 11/12/2014
I'm from California, oops , well sorry for invading Washington but while CA has great weather it falls short in quality of life. Gig Harbor is a nice community that offers a lot. It has beauty, mild climate, low crime, good schools, a beautiful waterfront and on and on. (don't believe the crime reports, those always include Purdy, Gig Harbor isn't Purdy) Yes, the winters are grey and wet. Took me some time getting used to it coming from California. But having spent time in NY & Chicago let me you I've never had to shovel the rain out of my driveway. It just runs right off all by itself. It's pretty much like London weather. Many nice days from April to Oct. Nov to March is yuk. But so is NY and London. I love it here. Every time I go back to CA I remember why I left CA. The only thing they haven't ruined in CA is the weather. If WA had CA weather, then Gig Harbor would have been ruined too. But it hasn't, it's a beautiful community. Read More

For anyone considering Gig Harbor. The good and ba - 12/22/2012
Having lived in Gig Harbor for almost 10 years, after leaving the coast of California, I'm happy to share my impressions and experience, for those hoping to get more info on Gig Harbor, as they decide to relocate.

First. When you read reviews from towns you're considering, know that there will always be a few reviews that are just plain negative. People often have a long list of complaints about where they live/d for various reasons. Don't dismiss everything they say, but don't accept it all, either. Look for common complaints. I say this because we ignored the numerous comments abou the horrible and depressing weather in the Puget Sound area, and thought the people were just being negative. We were wrong. But more on that below:

The Good. Clean. Gig Harbor is really clean. The landscaping is gorgeous, the streets are regularly swept. Much of the retail is new, so there aren't any decaying areas. Very little graffiti or blight. Polite. the people here Read More

seriously considering relocation - 9/22/2012
We are recnt young-ish retiress, seeking a friendly place to live. We have lived in upstate NY for the past 30 years and are not weather driven. Not a big sunshine fan and do not mind rain at all. We very much did not like Florida and have no desire for sunshine all the time or a pool. The weather in Gig Harbor certainly better than where are currently living, except it doesn't get as much snow ,ice and bone chilling cold. I grew in California and have no desire to live there again. In short, we GET the drawbacks for some but they are not OUR drawbacks.
What we mostly seek are decent hospitals, resources for seniors & possible low stress part time employment. We can go to Seattle for culture,if need be or even Portland. 2 of our 3 kids live in the area,as well.
I may choose to go back to work until I am 62 in a couple of years.I find that folks that say there is no employment are looking for a high paying "good" job. I'd be happy to be a bank teller or a retail clerk, Read More

Are you kidding me? - 6/6/2011
Gig Harbor is the only decent area in Pierce County but that's not saying much because it's still W. WA. I lived there 38 years. You see the sun 2, maybe 3 months of the year. I am not kidding. Here and there the sun breaks through in the Spring and rare Fall/Winter. Seattle has the highest heroin use and suicide rate in the country. Seven out of the ten cloudiest cities in the nation are in W. WA. Look up the stats. If you like a thick dark gray cloud deck most of the year, you'll love it there. I lived in Gig Harbor for 4 years. Raised on the Eastside in Woodinville/husband in Bothell. We left in '05 and have never looked back other than having to deal when we fly up to visit. We decided after arriving back to the sunshine this last Christmas visit, we will only fly up June-Aug from now on. You are 50/50 for the 4th on enjoying fireworks so even summertime you still can get rain and clouds. Oh and no AC. You try to enjoy the sun when it's there but you cant because Read More

Gig Harbor - 4/25/2010
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Gig Harbor Is a Great Place to Live - 8/23/2009
I have lived here for 3 years and have found the community to a great place to live.
There are many new amenities such as a new Costco, YMCA, Target,Hospital and Medical Center. We have a the new Uptown Shopping Center which has Galaxy Theaters, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor Loft, Chico's, Justice for Girls, Panera, and Fondi Restaurants. There are also other smaller restaurants, coffee shops, and speciality stores. A new Boys and Girls Club with a Senior Center is set to open this fall.
The downtown historic district has turn-of-the century homes, a museum, shops, parks and waterfront restaurants. It is a great place to take a walk or meet with friends.
The schools are well supported by the community with Booster Clubs for sports and a scholarship fundraiser each fall called Winterfest.
We have an extension of the Tacoma Community College that provides a place for high school students to participate in the State's Running Start program, as well as many Read More

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