I grew up between Silverdale and Bremerton in the little community of Tracyton. My 87 year old dad still lives in the same place.I've lived in both King and Kitsap counties as both a sailor and IT consultant for year long stints on six different occasions. I liked the area, but just could not envision living there full time. I felt too confined and bored there. But that can be a big plus. The rain never bothered me because it was more of a constant drizzle. Mobile, AL has a lot more annual rainfall, but it's not as prolonged. Honestly, it was the gray days that I most loved. And, yeah, April to November are glorious. Plus it never gets really cold in the Puget Sound area. I liked that as well.
I resisted the navy stuff where most of my friends worked and got outta Kitsap 20 years ago for good. It’s good to go back to visit but that’s about it. I didn’t get too far away. Gig Harbor for the last 18 years. It’s a good spot. I shouldn’t complain but the property taxes are brutal.