Welcome to Our Community
Sitting on the north end of Kitsap Peninsula and surrounded by the water of Liberty Bay, Poulsbo is known as the Viking City due to the number of Scandinavian folks who fell in love with the area because it reminded them of the fjords of Norway. That’s also where the nickname “Little Norway” came from. In fact, up until World War 2, most Poulsbo residents spoke Norwegian as their primary language. When work started on the Puget Sound Naval shipyards in nearby Bremerton, English was spoken more and more.
That heritage lives on. The Norseman, a 15-foot tall statue, sits at the corner of Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. Downtown Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian theme, complete with bakeries, gift shops and dining that all harken back to the old country. Poulsbo bread, which you could once only get in the town itself, is now available throughout the U.S. and brings fans to the city to see its origins.
But it’s the modern day amenities that make Poulsbo a great place to live. Our parks and recreation system provides outdoor spaces and activities year-round. A boardwalk along Liberty Bay and three marinas make waterfront views and boating adventures easy to come by. And great schools, including a satellite campus of Olympic Community college, serve the families that call Poulsbo home.
If you’d like to learn more about Poulsbo, let us know. We’d love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.