Welcome to Gig Harbor
Highly-coveted, picturesque maritime community
Nestled on the shore of the Puget Sound, Gig Harbor is an idyllic city where one can live. As a hub for tourism, there is always something fun to do and see around the area. From museums to scenic photo ops, locals have plenty to explore on any day of the week. This incredibly desirable town is home to a growing population of nearly 10,000 residents. It is situated 44 miles southwest of Seattle and 14 miles northwest of Tacoma.
One of the biggest highlights of life in Gig Harbor is the plentiful number of spaces to get out in nature. In addition to being located directly on the water — both on the actual Gig Harbor and the Puget Sound — the entire area is surrounded by parks, country clubs, trails, and other spots for outdoor recreation.
What to Love
- Awe-inspiring views of the Puget Sound
- Large selection of top public schools
- Many parks and country clubs
- Tranquil suburban neighborhoods
- Fantastic options for shopping and dining
Living in Gig Harbor is an absolute delight. Residential communities here are about as peaceful and attractive as they come, and homes are spacious and have beautifully maintained lawns. Towering evergreen trees line nearly all parts of town, which creates an undisturbed and serene feel. Locals can enjoy a seemingly endless list of conveniences and amenities — including water sports, great schools, golf, top-rated dining, and excellent shopping establishments.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Want to experience the best that Gig Harbor has to offer? Residents have ample choices when it comes to both shopping and dining. Across the area, you’ll find every kind of cuisine and store you could want.
On the northern side of Gig Harbor, there is a fantastic selection of both upscale and casual eateries. Upon your arrival, grab a table at some of the local favorites, including Morso, Anthony’s at Gig Harbor, The Gourmet Burger Shop, Animarum, Millville Pizza Co., Brix 25, NetShed No. 9, and The Marketplace Grille. Moving south, other highly-rated restaurants include BBQ2U (featuring Texas-style barbeque), Gertie and The Giant Octopus, Domo Sushi Gig Harbor, Taste of Peru, Table 47, and Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar.
Shopping abounds throughout Gig Harbor. Whether you desire a leisurely afternoon of shopping, or the ability to run your errands quickly, you can have it all. Close to the waterfront, peruse Waterfront Natural Market, Gig Harbor Fly Shop, Imagine Great Things gift shop, For The Love of Spice, and No Dearth of Books. To the south, go shopping at favorites such as Marshalls, Kohl’s, Safeway, Ulta Beauty, and Harbor Greens.
Things to Do
A top destination for travel, Gig Harbor contains marvelous ways to spend your days off. Whether on land or on the water, you can easily have a carefree day of relaxation and fun.
On the Puget Sound and Gig Harbor, you can participate in water activities and sightseeing. For a bit of education on the area, visit the Harbor History Museum — where you can view maritime-related exhibits. Minutes away, board a sightseeing harbor tour at Destiny Harbor Tours, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the local landscape. Murphy's Landing Marina, the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, Ancich Waterfront Park, Skansie Brothers Park, and Netshed, and the Bogue Viewing Platform are other must-see destinations.
Away from the water, there is so much more to do and see. When planning your next day off, check out Shaw Park, McCormick Dog Park, Wilkinson Farm Park, Cushman Trail, and the Canterwood Country Club.
In addition to its many other conveniences and amenities, Gig Harbor is home to excellent public schools. From elementary to high school, you can send your child to a top-rated school.