Hansville Real Estate Information

Hansville is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula and is bounded by the waters of Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal. It is an informal geographic area north of Eglon and Little Boston and includes the communities of Point No Point, Foulweather Bluff, Driftwood Key, Shorewoods, and Cliffside. It is a semi-rural area abounding in open space, and made up mostly of single family full-time residences with a lesser number of recreational vacation homes.

The predominant features of the area are extensive waterfront beaches and broad vistas of Whidbey Island, the Olympic Peninsula, Cascade Mountains, Olympic Mountains, expansive forest lands, sensitive wetlands, buck Lake County Park, Point No Point County Park, beaver ponds, Foul Weather Bluff Nature Preserve and extensive marine recreational areas.

Greater Hansville is socially vital with well represented and highly active community centers in Hansville, Driftwood Key, Shorewoods and Cliffside communities and the Hansville Chamber of Commerce. Its citizens are active in many civic and governmental programs throughout the county and state.

Basic commercial services include a U.S. Post Office, general store, automotive repair, beauty salon, realty office, marine recreational resorts with cabins, RV facilities, and commercial launching facilities for recreational fishing. Many home occupation industries are tucked away in private residences.

Point No Point, named by the Wilkes expedition in 1841, was the site of the 1855 treaty with Puget Sound Indians and territorial Governor Issac Stevens. The first lighthouse on Puget Sound was constructed at Point No Point in 1879. Foulweather Bluff was named by the Vancouver Expedition in 1792.

The greater Hansville area is being impacted by increasing population growth and current trends in land development. Cognizant of this the community and the County are reviewing land use policies with the goal of implementing changes that will insure the preservation and enhancement of the quality of life and the semi-rural small town character of the area through planned, balanced and orderly growth policies.