Bremerton is located in the western part of the state of Washington and a city of Kitsap County. It sits along Port Orchard Bay and is across Puget Sound from Seattle that is connected via a ferry ride. In 1891, William Bremer laid out the area and promoted the establishment of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. It then eventually started to expand. The United States Pacific Fleet expanded its home in the north and consolidated with Manette or East Bremerton, which then annexed from Charleston or West Bremerton in 1927. The rapid growth of Kitsap County during the 19902 lead to the city’s economy into diversity, however, Bremerton remained heavily dependent on the military expenditures. Bremerton is presently the site of the United States naval facilities that were once dedicated to the production, and the disposal, of the vessels and nuclear weapons. More than 39,500 people live in Bremerton, and around 57% of them rent their homes. The city’s median rent is $918, which is slightly lower than the national average of $949. Many young professionals call Bremerton home, which may be one of the reasons why most residents have moderate political views. There is no shortage of sights to see and things to do in Bremerton. Camping, hiking, picnicking, and other outdoor activities abound in the city’s various parks. Notable destinations include the Manchester State Park, Illahee State Park, Gold Creek Trailhead Green Mountain, and Harborside Fountain Park. Bremerton is accessible from downtown Seattle through two ferries.
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