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Overview of Port Orchard

The quiet city of Port Orchard sits across the Puget Sound from the bustling metropolis of Seattle. With all of the attractions and entertainment of the big city just a short ferry ride away, Port Orchard residents feel lucky to have urban accessibility while still finding home within the midst of beautiful natural escapes.

While this quiet community is a great one to retire to, Port Orchard's high percentage of residents younger than 18 - around 23 percent - make this an ideal place to raise a family as well. Port Orchard apartments for rent are sure to fit any individual's lifestyle, no matter what stage of life they may be embarking on.

Living in Port Orchard, WA

The earliest residents of the area were the Suquamish Tribe. Unlike much of the rest of the country, this First Nation continues to have a large presence in the county and is one of the largest employers in the area.

Known as Sidney by some of its earliest settlers, Port Orchard was platted back in 1886 by Frederick Stevens, who lovingly named the town after his father, who fell in love with the area during a visit from DeKalb, Ill. As with most communities that lie within the Puget Sound area, Port Orchard's waterways played a large part in its early growth and continued development. The U.S. Navy chose the city's bay as its second naval installation on the Pacific Coast. Originally called the Port Orchard Navy Yard, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard continues to be a large employer of the city and area to this day.

Port Orchard continued to grow into the late 1800s and early 1900s, with schools, roads and trolleys being added to the city's landscape. Port Orchard's bright prospects prompted county officials and the city to petition to move the Kitsap County seat to the city, and Port Orchard retains this position to this day.

With a wealth of well-preserved natural areas, strong government and accessibility by way of water and land, Port Orchard continues to be a stronghold on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Port Orchard Work and Study

While the job opportunities of Seattle are only a ferry commute away, residents of Port Orchard also have a number of job opportunities available to them just minutes from home. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the associated Naval Base Kitsap remain the top public sector employers for Kitsap County, and provide Port Orchard residents with a wealth of job opportunities, whether they are part of the armed forces or civilian employees. Kitsap County Health District provides a number of jobs in the health and medical fields, while the South Kitsap School District gives residents in the field of education many opportunities.

Top private employers include Harrison Medical Center as well as the Port Madison Enterprises, which is an agency of the Suquamish Tribe.

Students utilizing Port Orchard apartments can take advantage of higher education opportunities at Olympic College, a two-year college that provides career development in fields such as medical assisting, education, computer science and many other fields. Of course, residents of Port Orchard can also take advantage of local waterways and ferry services if enrolled in universities in nearby Seattle, where the University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University are all top options.

Rentals in Port Orchard, WA and Cost of Living

Residents of Port Orchard enjoy a much more affordable cost of living than their counterparts residing within Seattle or Tacoma's city limits. According to City-Data, the median gross rent for 2009 was $760, approximately $150 less than the average for Seattle renters during the same time period. However, the beauty of the Pacific Northwest does come at some price. As similar to most communities in the area, Port Orchard's cost of living is nearly 9 points higher than the national average at 108.9 percent.

Port Orchard Attractions and Special Events

The natural beauty of Port Orchard is one of its finest assets, and residents love taking advantage of this feature of their community. Most residents utilizing Port Orchard rentals find solace at the seaside views and forested glens of Manchester State Park. For those with access to a small row boat or dinghy, the lovely Blake Island State Park is a quiet refuge from daily life.

On Port Orchard's main drag, Bay Street, residents enjoy the many culinary delights that can be found at the city's top restaurants. From comfort food that is sure to brighten any cloudy day to sizzling bistro delights, any palate can be satisfied here.

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Beryl - Seattle, WA 98122
72

Seattle, WA 98122

$1485 - $3180

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill...)


$1485 - $3180

88 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Noba Apartments - Seattle, WA 98117
30

Seattle, WA 98117

$1352 - $2054

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Ballard, Whittier Heights)


$1352 - $2054

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Madison at Ridgetop - Silverdale, WA 98383
18
(3)

Silverdale, WA 98383

$1056 - $2544

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silverdale, WA

(3)

$1056 - $2544

221 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexicon - Seattle, WA 98102
8

Seattle, WA 98102

$1525 - $3295

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Broadway, Capitol Hill)


$1525 - $3295

38 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis - Seattle, WA 98109
15

Seattle, WA 98109

$1606 - $3799

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)


$1606 - $3799

116 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana on the Lake - Seattle, WA 98144
13

Seattle, WA 98144

$1465 - $3400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Central Area)


$1465 - $3400

79 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walton Lofts - Seattle, WA 98121
20

Seattle, WA 98121

$1675 - $5700

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1675 - $5700

137 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Madison at Wellington Apartments - Silverdale, WA 98383
17
(5)

Silverdale, WA 98383

$1208 - $2412

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Blake Apartments - Seattle, WA 98136
51

Seattle, WA 98136

$910 - $2850

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Fairmount Park, Junction...)


$910 - $2850

103 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harbor Steps - Seattle, WA 98101
31

Seattle, WA 98101

$1540 - $4944

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (CBD, Central Waterfront...)


$1540 - $4944

758 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arthouse - Seattle, WA 98121
34

Seattle, WA 98121

$1690 - $3220

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1690 - $3220

137 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alcyone - Seattle, WA 98109
28

Seattle, WA 98109

$1599 - $2594

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Cascade, Lake Union...)


$1599 - $2594

161 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Urbana Apartments - Seattle, WA 98107
27

Seattle, WA 98107

$1311 - $2711

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Adams, Ballard)


$1311 - $2711

287 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Olympus - Seattle, WA 98121
28

Seattle, WA 98121

$1397 - $4044

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1397 - $4044

328 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Wave - Seattle, WA 98104
7

Seattle, WA 98104

$1474 - $4433

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Central Waterfront, Downtown...)


$1474 - $4433

333 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle Urban Apartments - Seattle, WA 98109
21
(2)

Seattle, WA 98109

$1425 - $2025

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Lower Queen Anne, Queen Anne)

(2)

$1425 - $2025

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

M Street - Seattle, WA 98104
23

Seattle, WA 98104

$1415 - $4000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Downtown, First Hill)


$1415 - $4000

220 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centennial Tower and Court - Seattle, WA 98121
27

Seattle, WA 98121

$1367 - $4863

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seattle, WA (Belltown, Central Waterfront...)


$1367 - $4863

408 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Varsity I Apartments - Seattle, WA 98115
25

Seattle, WA 98115

$1300 - $1600

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Northeast Seattle, Ravenna)


$1300 - $1600

21 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Velo - Seattle, WA 98103
29

Seattle, WA 98103

$1600 - $2470

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Seattle, WA (Lake Union, Wallingford)


$1600 - $2470

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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