BREMERTON

Charm and culture in a bustling military city

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Welcome to Bremerton

 

As the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula, Bremerton offers an urban environment and is home to important navy institutions. With two ferries to downtown Seattle, Bremerton provides the best of the Kitsap Peninsula, with easy access to the mainland. The bustling port city is surrounded by water and is divided down its center by the Port Washington Narrows, with the eastern and western sides of the city connected by two bridges.

 

The city of Bremerton was planned in 1891 by German immigrant and entrepreneur William Bremer, who felt the future location of Bremerton was especially promising for its unique position within several different inlets. Around the same time, the U.S. Navy became interested in the area's potential as a port and shipyard and built the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap.

 

Today, walking along the shorelines surrounding Bremerton, it is not uncommon to witness eagles fishing or whales and dolphins playing. Picture-perfect views of the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier are a backdrop to art galleries, singular local dining, and evenings of live performances or local sporting events. Bremerton offers urban experiences surrounded by pristine nature. 

 

What to Love

 

  • Vibrant local arts scene
  • Beautiful parks and waterfront
  • Rich local history and culture
  • Vast outdoor recreational opportunities

 

Local Lifestyle

 

Bremerton is a bustling military town and regional hub for arts, culture, and outdoor recreation. Downtown Bremerton boasts several museums, idyllic parks and boardwalks, art galleries, and a theater with diverse live performances. Bremerton’s enviable geographic location provides its residents access to watersports, nearby national parks, and forests, as well as picturesque 18-hole golf courses. 

 

Bremerton is a paradise for water sports and recreation. Its location on the Kitsap Peninsula supplies boating, sailing, diving, fishing, wakeboarding opportunities and access to marinas and private yacht clubs. For many Bremerton residents, it is a tradition to take in the views and enjoy spring and summer weather on the sparkling waters of the area’s ports and inlets. 

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

 

Various unique local bars and restaurants make dining in Bremerton a special treat. Boat Shed Restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes in a warm and inviting environment. The restaurant’s spectacular waterfront views can be enjoyed while sitting inside or on Boat Shed Restaurant’s dock. Khao Soi serves thoughtfully prepared Thai cuisine in charmingly designed surroundings. Khao Soi offers a relaxing environment with an indoor dining room and a beautifully appointed outdoor patio. 

 

Horse & Cow Bar & Grill is a local favorite, serving pub classics with a diverse selection of drinks. Their naval-themed interior playfully acknowledges Bremerton’s naval culture. Hound + Bottle offers locally sourced, seasonally inspired dishes and craft cocktails. At Hound + Bottle, you can relax and enjoy the restaurant’s creative menu amid intimate, understated maritime decor. 

 

Things to Do

 

Activities and events in Bremerton are plentiful. Bremerton Bridge Blast Festival offers attendees an annual opportunity to enjoy a spectacular day on the water leading up to the largest bridge fireworks display on the West Coast. The Kitsap County Fair showcases more than 6,000 exhibitors every year and features a rodeo. Bremerton Blackberry Festival celebrates all things “blackberry” with over 100 vendors and spotlights local music, beer, and blackberry wine. 


Gold Mountain Golf Club hosted the USGA Public Links Championship in 2006 and remains noteworthy today. The club’s Cascade Course is a top choice for tournament play. Well-groomed fairways and greens make this course difficult yet friendly, with staff readily available to offer advice for playing your best round.

Overview for BREMERTON, WA

43,345 people live in BREMERTON, where the median age is 33.2 and the average individual income is $34,252. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

43,345

Total Population

33.2 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,252

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for BREMERTON, WA

BREMERTON has 17,366 households, with an average household size of 2.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BREMERTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 43,345 people call BREMERTON home. The population density is 1,524.63 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

43,345

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.2

Median Age

53.48 / 46.52%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
17,366

Total Households

2.28

Average Household Size

$34,252

Average individual Income

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Schools in BREMERTON, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby BREMERTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Kitsap Lake Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Renaissance Alternative High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Bremerton Homelink Program
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Washington Youth Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Armin Jahr Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Crownhill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mountain View Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
West Sound Technical Skills Center
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Career & Academic Re-engagement Center
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Catalyst Public Schools
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Bremerton High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Naval Avenue Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
John D. Bud Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

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