And that they want their kids to attend the highly-rated Gig Harbor schools and join the state of the art Family YMCA.
Some moved away to shorten their commute time, but now that the additional Tacoma Narrows Bridge is complete and “bridge traffic” has become a non-issue, they’re coming back.
Others left seeking a drier, sunnier climate only to return because they missed the year-round green trees and lawns.
And yes, there were those that found more affordable housing elsewhere a few years ago when Gig Harbor homes cost about 25% more than they currently do. But now that there are over 200 Gig Harbor homes for sale for under $300,000 AND there’s a tax credit AND interest rates continue to remain low, these people have decided to take advantage of the situation and are moving back to Gig Harbor.
A few things have changed over the past few years in Gig Harbor. Shopping and dining options have more than doubled; we have a new hospital, several spas, additional walking trails and parks, a 10-screen movie theater, a new museum, several wine bars – all the things we used to have to go to Tacoma for.
But some things will never change in Gig Harbor – the incredible beauty of the Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, Mt. Rainier looming in the distance, the proximity to the great city of Seattle and all it has to offer. But it’s the sense of pride that encourages people to work together to keep Gig Harbor so special that makes people decide that moving to Gig Harbor is a very good idea.
For more information about Gig Harbor, visit www.suerand.com where you can search for homes, learn a little about the area, and check out the upcoming events.