Known as “Little Norway”, this small historic city has lively events and seaside charm.

Welcome to Poulsbo

From the annual Poulsbo Viking Fest to their popular Kitsap County farmer’s market, Poulsbo has all kinds of interesting events for people of all ages. Their historic downtown, known for its Norwegian heritage, offers excellent shopping and dining. It’s also home to many Scandinavian spots like Nordiska, Flicka, and the Poulsbo Sons of Norway. You can also try all kinds of delicious cuisines, from Indian to Italian. And, you can’t go more than a block without stumbling upon a coffee shop, microbrewery, or wine bar. For seaside views, stroll along Poulsbo’s Liberty Bay waterfront park or walk down Fjord Drive.

The Poulsbo real estate market is a thriving seller's market with a steady increase in median home prices and a limited property inventory. The town's charm lies in its proximity to Seattle and its vast amenities like scenic views, Olympic Peninsula hiking trails, and Liberty Bay waterfront access.

Given the competitive market, those looking to buy a home in Poulsbo should act promptly. Engaging Kitsap County real estate agent Catherine Arlen can simplify the process of finding your ideal home in this demanding market. Key elements driving Poulsbo's real estate market include its convenient location near Seattle, making it an excellent choice for Seattle-area commuters, its multitude of amenities such as top-rated schools and parks, breathtaking scenery from its Hood Canal location, easy waterfront access, and the unique combination of small-town charm with big-city convenience.

Poulsbo is the perfect choice for those seeking a serene, nature-filled community with much to offer. The median home price currently sits at $750,000, subject to change based on the neighborhood, home size and condition, and waterfront proximity. As the real estate market continues to be highly competitive with rising home prices, it's crucial to prepare and begin your search early. Contact Poulsbo real estate agent Catherine Arlen today to start your Pacific Northwest home journey.


What to Love

  • Top-tier schools fostering academic excellence
  • Dynamic family activities and facilities
  • Convenient access to naval bases and ferries
  • Priceless Norwegian village ambiance
  • Culinary variety and bustling downtown area

 Local Lifestyle

Dotted with an array of eateries and a wealth of activities to explore, the downtown strip of Poulsbo is an animated tableau of life. Whether you're out shopping, savoring ice cream, or admiring the boats in the harbor, you'll find the city pulsating with energy.
Offering a dense suburban feel, Poulsbo is home to a diverse range of individuals, from families and young professionals to retirees. Its public schools rate highly, providing quality education in a supportive environment. Boasting a plethora of coffee shops and parks, Poulsbo caters to the varied tastes of its residents, fostering a community where life can be savored at a leisurely pace.

Dining & Entertainment

From baked delights to craft beers, Poulsbo has it all! The renowned Sluys Poulsbo Bakery is more than just a bakery, offering a warm ambiance alongside its scrumptious pastries and top-tier coffee.
Looking for a romantic dinner or a meal out with friends? SOGNO DI VINO creates a charming Italian dining experience with its expertly curated food and wine selection.
And for those craving authentic Vietnamese flavors, PHO T&N serves up delightful and heartwarming pho, offering a cozy ambiance and friendly service.

Things to Do

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Poulsbo at the annual Viking Fest. Celebrating Poulsbo's Scandinavian history with a whirl of color, music, food, and fun, this event is a highlight of the city's calendar.
For fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and a lively community spirit, don't miss the Poulsbo Farmers Market. Every visit offers a new discovery, making it a popular weekend destination.
Get a taste of Norway with the Norwegian Pancake Breakfast. This delicious event allows you to sample traditional Norwegian fare and experience a slice of Poulsbo's cultural heritage.
The monthly Poulsbo Art Walk – Second Saturday invites art lovers to explore local art galleries, interact with artists, and immerse themselves in Poulsbo's vibrant arts scene.


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Overview for Poulsbo, WA

11,652 people live in Poulsbo, where the median age is 43.8 and the average individual income is $42,950. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Poulsbo, WA

Poulsbo has 4,931 households, with an average household size of 2.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Poulsbo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,652 people call Poulsbo home. The population density is 2,459.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Poulsbo, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Poulsbo. 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.
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Poulsbo Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Gateway Christian Schools
K - 5th
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North Kitsap High School
9th - 12th
Poulsbo Middle School
6th - 8th
Poulsbo Adventist School
2nd - 8th
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North Kitsap Online Academy
PreK - 12th
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