Silverdale WA Real Estate
A mere 40 years ago, Silverdale WA real estate was not considered desirable by local area residents unless they were looking for a farm or a quiet, rural home. Back then, Silverdale boasted one traffic light and one restaurant. Today, Silverdale real estate owners live at the center of retail activity in Kitsap County and enjoy consistent gains in home equity appreciation.
Silverdale real estate owners are surrounded by water, immense evergreen trees and spectacular mountain views. The physical beauty of Silverdale and it's convenient location, both add to the list of reasons Silverdale WA real estate was included in CNNMoney Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live in America in June of 2007.
The photograph to the right was taken from the Master Gardener's Children's Garden, looking across Dyes Inlet towards Silverdale with the Olympic Mountains above the tree line. Silverdale WA real estate sits at the heart of a beautiful portion of America.
Silverdale WA Real Estate is Stable
The Bangor Trident Submarine Base creates a stabilizing influence on the Silverdale Real Estate market. The Kitsap Mall attracts homeowners looking for the charm of small town living coupled with the convenience of access to national retail chains. Starbucks, Macy's, Barnes and Noble Booksellers and many other large retailers have taken up residence in the Kitsap Mall and surrounding area. Yet, Old Town Silverdale maintains its character and continues to be popular with Silverdale residents, small business owners and mothers wishing to take their small children to a beautiful park for an afternoon playtime.
Silverdale WA real estate has seen significant gains in property values in recent years as the area was "discovered", and then caught up with national real estate value trends. Many Silverdale real estate properties doubled and tripled in value in a short five years. The debate continues to rage over whether the increase was over-pricing or simply a market correction to an area that had fallen behind the economic curve. In either case, Silverdale Real Estate owners have benefited.
Central Kitsap Public Schools have gained national recognition for excellence. This also contributes to the value of properties for Silverdale real estate owners. A strong school district is one of the first things new families look for when relocating. Low crime rates, low unemployment rates, convenient shopping and plenty of entertainment options are other factors new homeowners and relocating military families want to see in their home towns.
Central Kitsap Real Estate Market Report
|Active Listings: 268|
|Average List Price: $ 234,998|
|Average Sales Price: $ 231,544|
|List Price/Sales Price Ratio: 98.53%|
|Average Days on Market: 107.00|
|Sales Pending This Week: 21|
|Sold in Last 180 Days: 258|
|Indicates change from previous week|
Silverdale WA Real Estate is Convenient
A short car ride to Bremerton takes Silverdale real estate owners to the Seattle Ferry Terminal and the newly revitalized downtown Bremerton waterfront. Another short ride takes one to the Bainbridge Island or Kingston Ferry Terminals bound for the "Big City". 15 minutes north of Silverdale is the Hood Canal Bridge, the gateway to the Olympic National Forest and the Olympic Peninsula. The scenic beauty along each of these routes rivals any in the nation. Head west from your Silverdale home and you will find the quiet waterfront community of Seabeck. Seabeck began as a logging town, like many others around the Puget Sound. Today it is popular with boaters and fishing enthusiasts as well as campers, hikers and picnickers.
Another scenic drive delivers Silverdale real estate owners to picturesque Port Townsend. Tacoma is a 30-minute drive, and Olympia, the capital of Washington, is about an hour away. Silverdale WA real estate is just far enough away from the big cities to maintain it's small town feel, while being close enough to make day trips to Seattle a common occurrence.
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