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Belfair is a census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. Located on the Union River, headwaters of the Hood Canal, a branch of Puget Sound, it serves as the commercial center of North Mason County. The population of the surrounding area swells in the summertime as tourists and nature lovers flock to the Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. The population within the Urban Growth Area (UGA) is an estimated 700. Belfair is located on an isthmus connecting the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula. It receives an average rainfall of 60 inches (1,500 mm) yearly and has a growing season of 212 days. Mason Lake is 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Belfair. Belfair is the home of former U.S. Representative Norm Dicks. Belfair was also home to Noah Ashenhurst, formerly an English teacher at North Mason High School and award-winning author of the novel Comfort Food. Belfair was originally called Clifton, as were several other towns in the state. To avoid confusion, it was renamed in 1925 by Mrs. Murray, the postmaster, who submitted the name Belfair from a book that she was then reading. Belfair is home to "The Taste of Hood Canal", an annual event falling on the second Saturday in August. This festival features local artists, foods, a classic car show and is sponsored by the North Mason Rotary Club. Belfair has a high school (North Mason High School), a middle school (Hawkins Middle School), and two elementary schools (Sand Hill Elementary is located on Sand Hill Road and Belfair Elementary is located across from the Mary E. Theler Community Center in town). Belfair is the regional service hub for North Mason County. Harrison Hospital operates an urgent care facility in Belfair. Local doctors offices are in town along with other professional services. The town has local and chain restaurants along with two major grocery stores (QFC and Safeway). Local shopping includes gift stores. Timberland Regional Library has a local branch in Belfair. Several public golf courses are nearby, including McCormick Woods, Gold Mountain, Alderbrook, Trophy Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Lakeland Village. Gold Mountain is ranked on the top 100 list of public courses. At the south end of Belfair the local community center is called the Mary E. Theler Community Center. Four separate walking trails meandering through 135 acres (0.55 km2) of tidal wetlands, offering boardwalks and well-groomed paths with scenic views of Hood Canal, Union River, and a tidal estuary. Birders flock to the area to view kingfishers, heron, bald eagles and other birds. The wetlands and surrounding lowland forest are also home to fox, deer, and other creatures. Local vendors, farmers and crafters can be found every Saturday at the "Belfair Farmer's Market" during the summer months in the Theler parking lot. Washington State Route 3 is the main road leading into Belfair, from Bremerton and Gorst in the north, and Allyn in the south. Washington State Route 106 also starts at the south end of Belfair, leading toward Union, the next town along the south shore of Hood Canal. Washington State Route 300 begins in Belfair and runs along the north shore of Hood Canal, providing access to Tahuya and Dewatto Bay. Belfair serves as a gateway town for the Hood Canal region, and is the last town with services before visitors reach Tahuya State Forest, famed for its miles of off-road vehicle and mountain biking trails.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Belfair, which is a city in United States. The nearest major city to Belfair is Seattle. Add Seattle to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sky View Observatory, Space Needle, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Also, to reach Belfair, you'll have to take a flight to Seattle; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Belfair are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Belfair*

  • Pollution Statistics in Belfair

    Know the pollution level of Belfair before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 4.17 (Very Low)
  • Belfair: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Belfair for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Belfair.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 76.56 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.06 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.13 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.94 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.88 (High)
  • Living in Belfair - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Belfair is 160.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.43 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.69 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.91 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.92 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.43 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.11 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.98 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Belfair

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Belfair

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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