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Port Orchard, a Good Neighbor of Quality Heating, at the Center of Kitsap County

Port Orchard Is a Good Neighbor of Quality Heating

Port Orchard Marinas from the air

Port Orchard is a beautiful waterfront community with a population of 14,770 residents. It is also a good friend and neighbor of Quality Heating in the heart of our service area.

The town that was to become Port Orchard was originally platted in 1886 by Frederick Stevens, who named the new location after his father, Sidney. The town of Sidney was incorporated September 15, 1890, and was the first in Kitsap County to be both platted and incorporated. 

Today’s county seat of Kitsap County is located 13 miles due west of West Seattle and is connected to Seattle and Vashon Island via the Washington State Ferries run to Southworth. It is named after Port Orchard, the strait that separates Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap Peninsula.

Port Orchard City Hall Overlooking the Marina

When visiting the city, it is hard to miss the majestic view of the Olympic Mountains and the pride of military heritage just across the water at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Average Temperatures for Port Orchard

Port Orchard’s warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 23 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 78°F and low of 56°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 12 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 36°F and high of 45°F.

On December 18, 2018, a cul-de-sac in Port Orchard was struck by an EF-2 tornado with winds between 120 and 130 miles per hour (190 and 210 km/h), the strongest tornado in Washington since 1986. The tornado uprooted trees and damaged up to 450 homes and businesses, some of which sustained total roof loss. Some neighborhoods were evacuated due to reported gas leaks.


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