Bainbridge Island

Top Things to Do On Bainbridge Island

Top Things to Do On Bainbridge Island

Just a short ferry ride from Seattle, awaits the beautiful Bainbridge Island waiting to be explored. The island is known for a “rich in history, culture and natural beauty” and offers adventure and attractions for just about everyone. If you are planning a trip, or even a move to the island, I have put together a list of my top favorite things to do in Bainbridge. Welcome to Island life!

2016 Kitsap County and Bainbridge Island Market Recap

2016 Kitsap County and Bainbridge Island Market Recap

A record year for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and Seattle real estate in general. The recent 2016/2017 Market Report | Year End & Trends publication highlights the championing counties and neighborhoods from the previous calendar year. A brief glance at this report and you can see that our entire Western Washington region has seen an increase in home values.

Market Spotlight: Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County includes Port Madison, Rolling Bay, and dozens of other small communities, as well as the historic town of Winslow. The island’s Bainbridge High School and Eagle Harbor High School are both ranked among the top public high schools in the state by U.S.News & World Report.85 The population has held relatively steady at just over 23,000 since 2010.86 Despite its proximity to Seattle by ferry, Bainbridge Island’s 27.6 square miles available as living space render a population density of only 847 persons per square mile (psm). This is 59 percent less concentrated than Tiburon in California’s San Francisco Bay Area (2,065 psm), and even 39 percent less dense than Anacortes in Skagit County (1,388 psm). Accordingly, 80.8 percent of Bainbridge Island’s housing stock remains single-family.

The island has been a seller’s market since October 2014, and monthly supply spent most of 2015 below two months. The months in inventory As in many other exurban locations, prices tend to be more volatile on Bainbridge Island, as seen in these charts. Yet here again, the island benefits as a bedroom community to Seattle: the median price rose by double digits in each of the past two years, and in 2015 was 137.9 percent higher than the Kitsap County median. In 2014, seller price concessions were more common on Bainbridge Island than later in the past year, underscoring the need for a comparative market analysis and professional guidance when pricing a property for sale.