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Poulsbo: Quaint Waterfront Living

Explore the charming waterfront town of Poulsbo, an area beloved for its walkable "Little Norway" downtown district and friendly atmosphere. Neighborhoods are filled with snug homes on lush lawns surrounded by mature trees, and friendly faces can be found everywhere in this picturesque community. Stroll along Liberty Bay to take in the panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, stop by any of the interesting shops that "Little Norway" is known for, and spend time outside taking in the fresh air at one of the numerous local parks. 


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Why Do Residents Choose Poulsbo?

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What to Do

The downtown district of "Little Norway" offers charming Norwegian culture in a lively strip of restaurants, bakeries, shops, and museums. Explore the quaint array of locally owned businesses, or venture into one of the 17 nearby parks for a day of fishing, playing, or simply observing nature. Poulsbo's waterfront location gives it gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, and makes it ideal for a day of boating or sightseeing. 

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Waterfront Living and Recreation

With 17 different local parks clustered around Liberty Bay, Poulsbo is perfect for any and all kinds of outdoor recreation. Whether its sailing, boating, or fishing there's an ideal spot to do it somewhere along the Bay. Many of the parks come equipped with playgrounds and space for exercise and physical activity. The City of Poulsbo, "Little Norway," offers sports leagues, sailing programs, and many other community-based activities that make it easy to get active and meet your neighbors! 

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Local Events and Celebrations

A closely knit community of friends and neighbors, Poulsbo offers numerous events throughout the year that center on food, dancing, culture, art, and so much more! During the summer, have fun at Poulsbo Nights on the Bay, with free family concerts, the Water Trails Festival, with paddling tour throughout Liberty Bay and the Kitsap Peninsula, or unwind with friends at one of the many beer, wine, and music festivals in downtown "Little Norway." 

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Where to Find the Best Shopping & Dining

Quaint shops and locally owned business abound in the "Little Norway" district of Poulsbo! Check out local book stores Liberty Bay Books and the Bookstop for quaint gifts and novelty books, grab a cup of joe at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, or feast on a delicious meal at the Paella Bar or Greenlight diner. Major retailers are located right across the bay so residents don't have to go far to find everything they need. 

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Poulsbo at a Glance

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Poulsbo experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

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Quick Facts

Size: 4.5 square feet
Population: 9,700
Zip Code: 98370

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By Boat: WA State Ferry
By Car: Hood Canal Bridge, Highway 3

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