Our community has a warm, connected community spirit with varied job opportunities. Residents support local school and community activities and enjoy life on the Kitsap Peninsula with it's over 350 miles of shoreline.
If you live (and play) in South Kitsap or Port Orchard...or if you are considering living (or playing) in South Kitsap or intend to visit South Kitsap and Port Orchard, this section should have some useful information for you.
South Kitsap/Port Orchard is known for it's great golf courses, fine marina, antique and collectible stores, classic car shows, historic homes and local community and high school theatre. Not to mention many fine dining establishments and bed & breakfasts and hotels/motels. Under Lifestyle you will find info on cost of living, outdoor recreation, arts & entertainment, climate and education. Under our Move To section you will information and links on News Media, places of worship, and the newcomer community information. Check our Calendar for current events and activities in the area and our map to find your way around! Visit the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau for lots of information on other sights, activities and events in Kitsap county.
There are many dining and lodging opportunities in South Kitsap and Port Orchard. Your choices are diverse and varied.
We recommend the following Chamber members for dining when visiting our community.
4331 Bethel Road
Port Orchard, WA 98366
The Clubhouse Restaurant at McCormick Woods Golf Course
5155 McCormick Woods Drive SW
Port Orchard WA 98367
Carolyn Powers and granddaughter Lisa Haner--
"…because as this community continues to grow it still maintains its small town feel. As a fourth generation resident I recognize the value of a small town atmosphere and close knit community. This is why I choose to raise my family here." Lisa Haner
“…because it is a jewel constantly polished by its natural beauty, caring people, excellent schools, friendly businesses, easy shopping/dining, farmers market, recreational opportunities and festivals! What a quality of life! WOW” Carolyn Powers
Teri Goodwin and Cathy Hall--
“I love how the people of Port Orchard come together to help one another in times of need. The most recent example of this is Buck's A&W. In the face of adversity the people of Port Orchard banded together and came out winners. I love the way we help and support our local people and programs. We still have that small town charm I remember as a child growing up here” Teri Goodwin
“….because it is in the center of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. From the ocean to fresh water lakes, Seattle to Mt Rainer, Port Orchard is only a couple hours away from endless possibilities.”
"What a wonderful time to become a new resident in the City of Port Orchard. There is a new "can do" attitude surfacing and there is a true, exciting vision of the future of our City." Dick Davis