Gig Harbor is one of the most beautiful places you can care to call home. It's geography includes a wide variety of areas and homes (ranging from older, charming homes to brand new builds to waterfront or very large and secluded properties), dining, entertainment, outdoor activities, excellent schools and shopping.
Zip Codes: 98332, 98335 / Area Code: 253
The Gig Harbor Peninsula Community area is located in northwest Pierce County, Washington. Puget Sound marine waters surround the Peninsula on three sides (Henderson Bay, Carr Inlet, Hale Passage, the Tacoma Narrows, and Colvos Passage). The 2018 estimated population of the area is 30,500 persons, including 8,651 persons within the Gig Harbor city limits. In addition to the City of Gig Harbor, several small-unincorporated communities exist throughout the area and are listed below as a part of the Greater Gig Harbor Community.
The City of Gig Harbor is located in the east-central portion of Gig Harbor Bay. The City of Gig Harbor is the historic focus of civic and commercial activity in the plan area and is the location of moderate density residential neighborhoods. The City is oriented around Gig Harbor Bay and its commercial fishing and pleasure boat facilities.
Purdy is located at the north end of Henderson Bay, adjacent to Burley Lagoon at the intersection of SR-16 and SR-302. Along with residential uses, several gas stations, retail businesses, Peninsula Light Company, and Peninsula High School are located in this area. The Purdy Bridge crosses the southern portion of Burley Lagoon and connects the Gig Harbor Peninsula with the Key Peninsula at the Purdy sand spit.
A small rural business center with a store, church, and community park is located near the intersection of Rosedale Street and Ray Nash Drive. Large tracts of forest and pastureland dominate the Rosedale area. Several moderate density single-family neighborhoods are found in the area and the shorelines of Lay Inlet and Sylvia Lake are improved with fairly high density single-family dwellings that have mostly been converted from summer cabins to permanent year-round homes. Raft Island is located in Henderson Bay to the west of Rosedale and is developed as a moderate density single-family neighborhood.
Artondale is generally considered the area northwest of Wollochet Bay, south of Rosedale and east of Arletta. There are several large undeveloped lots in the Artondale area ranging from 20 to approximately 100 acres. Some of these large parcels contain mature stands of timber. There are also a number of moderate density single-family neighborhoods, most notably in the vicinity of 40th Street and 70th Avenue. The Gig Harbor Golf and Country Club is located in Artondale.
Gig Harbor has a marine west coast climate: Warm and dry summers, transitional springs and autumns, and cool and wet winters, with occasional snow. The annual high and low temperatures of Gig Harbor are 59.3°F and 44.8°F, respectively, making for an average of 52.05°F.
The Peninsula School District is the district covering the city of Gig Harbor and the peninsula.
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