Lindsay Jackman is an award winning real estate Broker serving the place she was born and raised, Gig Harbor, Washington. Practicing real estate since 2014, she’s truly an expert in the Pacific Northwest. Choosing to raise her family and simultaneously run a business in her hometown speaks volumes about how much Lindsay loves this community.
I grew up just 20 minutes from Port Orchard, in Gig Harbor, and I’ve always called this state my home. I’d love to show you my favorite spots in the west Puget Sound region and all it has to offer. New home buyers and sellers alike in Port Orchard and Kitsap County can count on me to be the last real estate agent you ever need!
The city of Port Orchard, Washington is located in the heart of Kitsap County, with a northern waterfront overlooking a secluded inlet of Puget Sound. Home to the Southworth Ferry with service to Vashon Island and Seattle, Port Orchard is an ideal location where the “best of both worlds” can be found.
If you are thinking of moving to Port Orchard, I’m the first and last person you’ll need to call! As your Port Orchard Real Estate Agent, my passion is helping folks achieve their dreams by making home ownership a reality. Real Estate gets very competitive here, so you absolutely need a Port Orchard REALTOR® who knows the business and truly wants you to succeed on your side.
Whether you’re a first time home buyer, looking to relocate, or putting your house on the market to sell, I’ve got you covered!
Facing Bremerton across an inlet of the Puget Sound, Port Orchard is just a 15-minute commute from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, making it a great homebase for military and DOD families. Port Orchard is served by the South Kitsap School District and is home to South Kitsap High School.
With a population of about 14,000 and a thriving local economy, Port Orchard has all the benefits of a larger city, but with the community feel found in a small town. The Downtown district is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, including antique stores and modern boutiques. There are places to eat to satisfy any appetite, whether you want seafood, a burger, a beer, or a cup of coffee.
There are also several museums to be found in town, including the Log Cabin Museum, the Sidney Art Gallery, and the Veterans Living History Museum. There is a Saturday Farmer’s Market running April through October down on the waterfront, boasting seasonal produce and flowers, hot and cold food, baked goods, and wine, plus lots of products and services from local businesses and artists.
Port Orchard also offers access to nature and the outdoors for brave adventurers of all ages, with lots of parks in town and hiking trails just a short drive away. Olympic National Forest is also about an hour away via car–just jump on Highway 3!
Vashon Island and Seattle are both accessible via the Southworth Ferry, making Port Orchard an ideal place for local day trip opportunities. Under an hour from Tacoma via car, and under 30 minutes from Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo, Port Orchard is the gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula!
If you’re thinking of making a move to the area, or if you are looking to sell a home in Port Orchard, as your local real estate agent, I can help! Give me a call today!
Did you know that Port Orchard was originally named Sidney?
In 1886 Frederick Stevens, who founded the town, named it after his father, Sidney Merrill Stevens. From its founding to the early 20th century, Sidney was known for its lumber, pottery, and agriculture. It was the first incorporated town in Kitsap County, becoming official in 1890.
Residents of the town of Sidney were instrumental in bringing the Puget Sound Naval Station (later Puget Sound Naval Shipyard) to Kitsap County in the 1890s, advocating for its ideal location in a secluded inlet of the Puget Sound.
In 1903, Sidney was renamed Port Orchard, after Port Orchard Bay and H. M. Orchard, the clerk of early Pacific Northwest explorer Captain George Vancouver. Though the town moniker was changed over 100 years ago, the name Sidney can still be found around town in Port Orchard, from street names, to businesses, to Sidney Glen Elementary School, to the Sidney Art Gallery.
With a strong sense of history and pride, Port Orchard has a rich local culture and is an ideal city to make your home.
Ready to move to Port Orchard? Give me, your Port Orchard REALTOR®, a call today!
Whether you’re buying or selling in the beautiful city of Gig Harbor in Pierce County, I’ll ensure you are successful. There’s so much to love about this community.
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