Gig Harbor WA Low-bank Waterfront Home on Fox Island for Sale

Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor WA Low-bank Waterfront Home on Fox Island for sale. Jump in the boat, enjoy a day on Puget Sound, entertain on your waterside deck, play pickleball, enjoy the spa from this dormered seaside'' low-bank waterfront home for sale, complete with built-in lighthouse. l00' low-bank waterfront--bulkheaded, with a dock permit in process, close to Fox Island bridge.

This 5700 square foot low-bank waterfront home for sale boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, living, family, den, billiard, game, bonus, exercise rooms and 900 square foot triple garage. Vaulted ceilings in living room and family rooms add drama to this easy entertaining home. Maple and granite island kitchen, 2 dishwashers,  Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, huge walk in pantry.

The deck is huge with numerous seating and dining areas. The circular drive provides easy access to the triple car garage. And the charming "lighthouse" at streetside sets this house apart. This low-bank waterfront home for sale is all about the waterfront.

Call me at 253.549.6611 for more information or visit me at Windermere Real Estate in Gig Harbor.




Native Americans called Fox Island Bu-ta-u for a daughter of a Nisqually Indian chief. The present name of the island was established during the 1841 Wilkes Expedition after an assistant surgeon on the crew named Fox. Native Americans used the island for seasonal gatherings and fishing and Tanglewood Island was used as a Native American burial ground. For a few years prior to resettlement to other reservations, there were some 800 Puyallups and Nisquallys living on the island.   

European-American settlement began in the 1850s. A number of activities had been established at various times, including fishing, oysters gathering, fish processing, logging, farming, and the manufacturing of bricks, sleds, wheelbarrows and baby carriages. The Brick and Clay Works Company started on the island in the 1880s and utilized the local clay deposits to manufacture pipes, bricks, and tiles, shipping the products to Tacoma on the streamer, "Susie." 

The post office, schools, stores, and churches formed the early centers of community life. The Fox Island Bridge was built in 1954.

Area residents have consistently demonstrated their strong commitment to provide a high quality public schools  to nearly 10,000 students. The district enjoys a statewide reputation for meeting the educational needs of today's students who become tomorrow's leaders. In addition, Gig Harbor has nearly a dozen private schools.

The Gig Harbor area is ideal for enjoying water-related recreation. Whether you prefer water skiing, power or sail boating, kayaking, fresh or salt water fishing, scuba driving, windsurfing, clamming, beachcombing or swimming, the secluded harbors provide excellent moorage and docking facilities.

The Harbor History Museum is located on Gig Harbor Bay and allows visitors a place to experience the history of Gig Harbor. The Museum is in the process of relocating to a new multi-million dollar facility, highlighted by the Shenandoah, a purse seiner built in a Gig Harbor shipyard and the Midway schoolhouse.

While Gig Harbor was once most known for its fishing and logging, it is now also known for its numerous art galleries, art walks and art shows. Two theatre companies located mostly in downtown Gig Harbor, provide entertainment, including dinner theatre and summer outdoor theatre.

There are four state parks. Boat launch ramps are located near the major bays or bodies of water. Gig Harbor operates a waterfront park, a park on Crescent Creek, a boat-building facility and a pioneer farm. Eight golf facilities offer year-round golf for all abilities in Gig Harbor.

Numerous events are scheduled throughout the year, largely centered on the Gig Harbor waterfront, including farmers markets, outdoor cinema, Tuesday night music at the park, lighted holiday boat parade, to name a few.

Youth and adult baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, dance, and soccer programs are provided through several community organizations. Two local pools provide swimming opportunities for the community and swim clubs.

Comments (2)

Sue Rand
Windermere/Gig Harbor - Gig Harbor, WA
...Helping You Make the Move that's Right for You!

Beautiful home.  And I love the lighthouse!

Oct 13, 2009 05:30 PM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Carole, Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Nov 18, 2009 04:10 AM