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Poulsbo (/ˈpɔːlzboʊ/ US dict: pôlz′·bō) is a city on Liberty Bay in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. It is the fourth largest city in Kitsap County. The population was 9,200 at the 2010 census. Prior to the arrival of Scandinavian immigrants in the 1880s, the Suquamish people had names for several areas in what is now Poulsbo; one of those names, tcu-tcu-lats, means "place of the maples". Their ancestors occupied villages on the Liberty Bay shoreline—among them, ho-CHEEB—for at least 5,000 years, hunted in local forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams here, and harvested shellfish along the marine shoreline. After the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855, most Suquamish people here relocated to the Port Madison Indian Reservation, although the Suquamish Tribe reserved—and to this day exercises—certain cultural and natural resource rights in their historical territory, including Poulsbo. With the Scandinavians' arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the 18-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a 60-year period, the "Mosquito Fleet", comprising more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle. As a reminder of the city's early Scandinavian immigrants, downtown Poulsbo maintains a Scandinavian theme and is a popular regional tourist destination. One of its local products is now available worldwide, Poulsbo Bread, originally made in the local bakery. Many visitors arrive by boat; there are three marinas near the town, and the town's harbor is an excellent anchorage.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Poulsbo in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Poulsbo like a local. The nearest major city to Poulsbo is Seattle. Attractions in Seattle include Sky View Observatory, Space Needle, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. A vacation to Poulsbo can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • Living in Poulsbo - Quality of Life

    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.6 (Moderate)
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