Homes for Sale in Kingston

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Kingston, WA Community


If you’re in love with the natural beauty of the Kitsap Peninsula but still want the perks of a community atmosphere and easy access to Seattle, your dream home is waiting for you in Kingston, Washington.

The “Little City by the Sea” has all the charm of a small town in the Pacific Northwest, yet there’s still so much to do and so many great people to do it with. Whether you’re looking for a primary residence or a seasonal home, there’s a lot to look forward to in Kingston.

The Kingston Economy


Residents of Kingston, Washington have enjoyed a reasonably steady economy over the past ten years, especially compared to the rest of the country where things have been much shakier at times. 

In fact, in just the last year, the Kingston job market has increased by 1%. In the decade to come, that growth is expected to continue by another 36.5%. Again, this compares very favorably to the national average of just 33.5%.

Incomes are also higher in Kingston. The average resident makes $28,611 compared to the average U.S. citizen’s salary of $28,555. Household incomes also fare better here, with a median of $54,524 compared to $53,482 for the rest of the country.

Kingston residents work in several different industries, but the most common are:

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Educational Services
  • Health Care and Social Assistance 
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services 

As Kingston has its ferry docks on the Puget Sound, some residents commute to Seattle for work. The city’s location within Kitsap County also makes it easy for residents to travel to surrounding towns like Indianola, Hansville, Suquamish, and Poulsbo for their jobs.

The Kingston School District


Kingston is part of the North Kitsap School District, which serves the entire Northern Peninsula of Kitsap County, a population of about 6,000 students. In total, there are ten schools in this district: 

Elementary Schools (Pre-K – 5)

  • David Wolfle Elementary School
  • Richard Gordon Elementary School 
  • Poulsbo Elementary School
  • Suquamish Elementary School
  • Hilder Pearson Elementary 
  • Vinland Elementary School

Middle Schools (6 – 8)

  • Poulsbo Middle School
  • Kingston Middle School

High School (9 – 12) 

  • North Kitsap High School 
  • Kingston High School

There are also many private schools throughout the peninsula. The following are within a 30-minute drive of Kingston:

  • Children’s Garden Montessori School of Poulsbo (Pre-K and K) 
  • Gateway Christian School (K – 5) 
  • Harvest Day School (1 – 6)
  • Poulsbo Adventist School (1-7) 
  • Silverwood School (K – 6) 
  • West Sound Academy (6 – 12) 

Dining and Shopping in Kingston


Kingston is packed with unique dining options. 

For example, you won’t have to live here long before someone recommends J’aime Les Crepes Creperie. Since 2003, this restaurant has been winning awards for crepes that are made following traditional methods the owners learned in family-owned creperies over in Brittany, France. With more than 30 mouth-watering crepes on the menu, plus coffee and tea, your sweet tooth is in for a workout. 

Another local eatery you’ll return to again and again is The Grub Hut. This one-of-a-kind restaurant won the North Kitsap Herald’s award for “Best Burger” from 2009 to 2017. It’s a laid-back gathering place that offers more than 30 types of burgers, cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches, and gyros. You can even order your burgers on gluten-free buns or with veggie patties. The menu features many other items, as well, including 29 different milkshakes. 

Speaking of refreshments, another fun spot to check out is The Kingston Ale House. This famous watering hole serves an assortment of beers and wines, along with seafood, burgers, steaks, and salads. There’s breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, too. It’s a fun place to congregate for the Seahawks game or, when the weather is beautiful, to enjoy your food outdoors with a view of Appletree Cove.

You’ll want to visit Mossback. It’s a great representation of Pacific-Northwest cuisines, with a menu that changes regularly, depending on the season, month, or even the weather. It also has an intimate cocktail lounge, called “The Rabbit Hole,” where they serve local beers and wines from all over the state. Aside from the many traditional flavors, the restaurant’s home-grown atmosphere benefits from the fact that it’s located inside of a century-old farmhouse. 

Throughout Kingston, you will also find Thai, Mexican, Japanese, and Italian food, among many other cuisines. There are even more options around the rest of the peninsula, most of which are just a short drive away. So, just like with the views here, your palate will never get bored of living in Kingston. 

As far as shopping goes, there are plenty of smaller stores in Kingston, like Lucky Star Clothing, Thistle Floral & Home, and Country Pet Shoppe. You can get your groceries at Streibel’s Deli Mart and Albertsons. There are also malls in the surrounding cities like Kitsap Mall in Silverdale and Poulsbo Village.

Having Fun in Kingston


Kingston is ideal for people whose idea of a good time is excellent food and outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking, hitting the beach, or participating in community events.  

Still, residents enjoy themselves lots of other ways, too. For example, the Firehouse Theater is an old-fashioned theater with lots of character that plays a mix of modern movies, independent films, and famous titles from yesteryear. The theater was constructed in an old firehouse that the city no longer needed, making it an especially fun place for watching movies. The owner is such a fan of cinema that he often introduces the films in-person, offering his insights on the various movies.

One of the most popular places for a good time in Kingston is The Point Casino. Aside from all the slots and table games, the casino regularly hosts events, from concerts to symposiums and more. It’s also home to four restaurants, a cocktail bar, and a cigar club.

With all that being said, living in Kingston means you’ll also have easy access to the local ferry. Whereas residents in the surrounding cities have much longer drives, you’ll never be more than a few minutes away from taking a trip to Seattle. Once there, the opportunities for having a good time are nearly endless. Cross over to take in a Marlins game, popular restaurants like The Pink Door, or cultural attractions like Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Parks and Recreation in Kingston


If you love the great outdoors, you’ll never grow tired of the views afforded to you by living in Kingston. Whether you’re walking right along the Puget Sound or among the inland forests, you won’t have to go a day without enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 

After all, the city is so gorgeous it was initially meant to be a resort town. Back when the original site was platted, “the Monterey of Washington” was designed for vacationers from Seattle. Instead, it became the permanent city it is today.

As soon as you’ve settled into your new Kingston home, walk on over to Saltair Beach Park. Now, this isn’t the type of beach you’d lie out on for a tan as the tide changes drastically throughout the day and the sand is dotted with tiny pebbles.

Still, it’s a lot of fun to explore, and locals regularly walk along it to take in the sights of the Puget Sound and smell the saltwater breeze. You’ll frequently come across crabs, sea anemones, and other local wildlife that travel in and around the many tidal pools.

Another excellent opportunity for doing some exploring is Eglon Beach. Once again, you’ll encounter plenty of wildlife, including overhead, as eagles are always scouting the area for their next meal. You can enjoy a bite-to-eat here, as well, thanks to the many picnic benches. Other accommodations include a parking lot and public restrooms, making it easy to spend the entire day at this beach. Unlike Saltair, Eglon Beach is far enough from town that it feels as though you’ve traveled a great distance to find this local gem.

Heronswood Garden is definitely worth a visit for nature-lovers, too. With the help of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the team at Heronswood has collected and cultivated an accurate representation of the peninsula’s natural vegetation. Aside from touring the garden, there’s a seasonal plant sale, lectures, and other special events throughout the year.

If you’re a golfer, you’ll probably take plenty of trips to White Horse Golf Club. It’s located in the heart of Kingston, making it a quick drive from any area, but you can also catch a free shuttle there from the ferry dock. No matter how you play, you’ll never have a bad round at White Horse, as each hole is tucked into incredible natural surroundings. Don’t be surprised if you share the green with an occasional deer, raccoon, falcon, or any of other animals that share the land here.

When you’re finished with your round, relax with patio dining at the Cedar Ridge Grill. It features an impressive view of the 18th green and the miles of forest that roll out behind it.

Whether you like to swim, kayak, or get behind the wheel of a boat, Kingston will afford you plenty of opportunities to explore Appletree Cove and the rest of the Sound. There’s also the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. For more than 50 years, the club has served boating enthusiasts in and around Kingston. It even offers a reciprocal moorage program with more than 100 yacht clubs along the Pacific coast, so you can explore up and down North America. 

Homes for Sale in Kingston


There are a variety of homes for sale in Kingston, representing an equally wide range of prices. The majority are three bedrooms with three bathrooms, which makes them perfect for families or anyone who wants a home with some extra room for guests – people will want to visit you in Kingston.

Despite the city’s popularity and its steady growth over the better part of a century, there are also some empty lots available. Once again, there’s a great selection, as well. You could build your dream home on the coast of the Puget Sound, in a traditional suburban setting, or farther inland, where you’ll enjoy lots of privacy and forest surroundings. 

Many of the houses and any of the open lots here would also be perfect for those who are looking for a second home or cabin. If you live in Seattle or one of the nearby cities and want a retreat you can travel to whenever you need a break, Kingston is perfect. 

Looking for a Home in Kingston?


Houses in Kingston tend to move fast once they’re on the market because of their desired location and proximity to the ferry. So, if you’re thinking of purchasing a home or lot here, I’d love to help you make the best possible use of your time.

As a real estate broker with more than 15 years of experience, I’ve already helped countless house-hunters find exactly what they were looking for in Kitsap County. Tell me what your perfect home looks like, and I’ll show you all of your best options.

Feel free to give me a call at 425-495-0394 or reach out to me via email to get started. I look forward to showing you all that beautiful Kingston has to offer.

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