Feb 01 2011

Seattle area “hands-down” the best place to live and boat!

Seattle area is “hands-down” the best place to live and boat!  And Gig Harbor is a part of this. Seattle was recently declared the “Best Place to Live and Boat” by Boating Magazine. Mike Tyler, the judge of this examined numerous boating communities. He looked at the mix of boating opportunities, regulations, water access, availability of waterfront homes, economics and lifestyle.

He declared the Seattle area to be The Best. He explained that boaters here have the option of miles of protected salt water from the South Sound to the San Juans, as well as fresh water Lake Washington and numerous smaller lakes. Surrounding all this water are two ranges of snowy mountains and the mix of Seattle and the many small towns with water access. Gig Harbor is a prime example of one of those cities boaters love to visit.

The author gave the Seattle area a 5 (1-5 scale) for Ease for Boaters and Strong Boat-related Businesses, a 4 for Waterfront Availability and 3 for Number of Good Boating Days (weather-related).

Others that made the cut in order were Benton County Arkansas, Tampa Bay, Knoxville Tennessee, Fort Lauderdale, Otter Tail County Minnesota, Finger Lakes New York, Austin, Oconee County So Carolina, and San Diego.

This is not news to any of us who live in Gig Harbor, is it?

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