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Gig Harbor in Pierce County, Washington, is your quintessential postcard destination. This idyllic small town with its rolling hills, picturesque farms, and waterfront houses is home to gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound. Claiming to be “the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”, Gig Harbor has become a popular tourist destination due to its easy access to several state and city parks, its historic waterfront that includes specialty boutiques and fine dining, and its innate charm.

Gig Harbor is located along State Route 16, about six miles from its origin at Interstate 5, over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Tacoma can be reached in just under 20 minutes and Seattle in just under an hour. If fighting traffic to Seattle isn’t on your list of fun things to do, 25 minutes away is the Bremerton Terminal where you can coast on a ferry right into Downtown Seattle while enjoying views of Mt. Rainier. In 2010, the population within the city limits was 7,126 with the county lines of Gig Harbor boasting approximately 30,000 more citizens. Home to amazing schools and a close and active community, Gig Harbor is the perfect place to set down your roots!

Take a peek inside Canterwood




Median Income:
$34,320 Median Value of Sold



Everyone will tell you that Gig Harbor summers are sublime. It is hard to pull a Washingtonian away from the perfect 78-degree weather of June, July, and August. If you do not have a pool or daily water access, you might consider joining the Canterwood Golf and Country Club.

Nestled in the heart of the 780-acre Canterwood neighborhood, the 18-hole, Robert Muir Graves-designed championship golf course blends seamlessly with the beauty of this unique Pacific Northwest community. The tree-lined course has been voted in the Golf Digest Top 10 in the state of Washington more than once.

Club membership is a fantastic value for the available amenities. In addition to golf, the club offers the Gig Harbor community a variety of amenities: summer access to the pool and spa, four tennis courts, a fitness center (small, but rarely crowded), a private dining experience, and special holiday events throughout the year. The private event space, which members may rent for a fee, is among the most popular in the Gig Harbor area.

Two family membership options are available. The Social Membership includes everything but golf, while the Golf Membership is all-inclusive. Bonus if you are under 40 (couples have to both be under 40), there is a significant price break under the Jr. Golf Membership! Golf events include (but aren’t limited to): Men’s & Women’s Member Guest Invitational, men’s golf associations, ladies’ 9-hole and 18-hole golf associations, Twilight Golf, Junior Golf, and much more.

Many Canterwood residents are also members of the country club, but the club is a private entity and is not an automatic perk of living in the neighborhood. Residency is also not a requirement for membership. The club consists of a mix of families, empty-nesters, and retirees, making for eclectic event options and dynamic networking opportunities throughout the year. Depending upon your interests, you can take a cardio class or relax poolside with the kids, join a golf association or a bridge club, attend a wine tasting or a trivia night, and so much more—all while enjoying the company of your neighbors and deepening your connection to the community.

I am both a resident of the Canterwood neighborhood and a member of the Canterwood Golf and Country Club. If you would like more information about the club, please reach out by calling 253-313-4093 or emailing me at I would love to treat you to lunch and a tour of the club. I am also happy to help you schedule a tee time or put you in touch with Rebecca, Canterwood Golf and Country Club’s Membership Coordinator.

See you at the pool!

High Schools
Peninsula High School
Gig Harbor High School
Henderson Bay Alternative High School
Middle Schools
Harbor Ridge
Key Peninsula
Elementary Schools 
Artondale Elementary 
Purdy Elementary
Voyager Elementary
Harbor Heights Elementary
Discovery Elementary
Minter Creek Elementary
Vaughn Elementary
Evergreen Elementary
7 Seas Brewing
Blue Agave Mexican Grill
Devoted Kiss Cafe 
Gourmet Burger
Harbor General Store
The Hub
Thai Hut
Kinza Teriyaki Japanese 
Metropolitan Grill
Netshed No. 9
Pho Ever Wok 
Susanne's Bakery
Barbeque 2 U
Better Eats
Domo Sushi
El Publito
Gateway to India
Gertie and the Giant Octopus 
GNOSH Food Truck
Green Turtle 
Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano
Milleville Pizza
Moctezuma’s Mexican
Rib Ticklers Barbeque  
Tanglewood Grille
Outdoor Seating + Views
Blue Agave
Canterwood Golf & Country Club
Hackers Bar & Grill
Metropolitan Grill
Netshed No 9
Puerto Vallarta
The Hub
Tides Tavern
Things to Do

Destiny Harbor Tours
Gig Harbor Gondola
Gig Harbor Watersports 
Harbor History Museum
Kopachuck State Park
Lee's SUP 
McCormick Forest  
Parks & Trails

Cushman Trail
Five Mile Drive & Trails 
Joemma Beach State Park
McCormick Forest Park
Penrose Point State Park
Point Defiance Park
Family & Kids

Crescent Creek Park
Environmental Education
Harbor Wildwatch 
Java & Clay Café
Owen Beach
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Sunrise Beach Park