The County Seat of Kitsap County, Port Orchard houses the County Court House and all of the Kitsap County government offices. Port Orchard proper is a darling waterfront town that provides quick access to many options for work, and play. A foot ferry to Downtown Bremerton, a car ferry that will take you to West Seattle plus quick access to Highway 16 will take you north into Kitsap County or south to Gig Harbor, Tacoma and Seattle.
Life here is a bit more rural than other parts of the county and homeowners love how far their money goes from nice homes on a large piece of acreage to upper middle homes in beautiful golf course communities. Quick and easy access to Tacoma provides career opportunities not easily accessed in other parts of the county, by car or mass transit. Being part of one of the largest school systems in Kitsap County means great funding on really good schools. Life here is a little quieter and it is good – really good.