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172 Apartments for rent in Poulsbo, WA

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Arendal Apartments
21110 Viking Way Northwest
Poulsbo, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,855
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 11:34 PM
Embrace the charm of the Kitsap Peninsula at Arendal on Viking. Arendal is ideally located alongside the Olympic Mountains just 49 miles north of Tacoma and a quick ferry ride away from Seattle.
1 Unit Available
21320 Brevik Place Northwest
21320 Brevik Place Northwest
Poulsbo, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
2468 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:45 PM
Spacious Home in Poulsbo! Located in a cul-de-sac and backs to a green belt. 3 beds and 2.5 bath with 3 living areas including a loft upstairs. Hardwood floors downstairs.
1 Unit Available
2037 Gustaf Street Northeast
2037 Northeast Gustaf Street
Poulsbo, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2230 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:46 PM
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home situated close to North Kitsap schools. The main level encompasses the formal living and dining areas, family room with gas log fireplace and slider that opens to the large 450/SF Ironwood deck & pergola.
1 Unit Available
18135 Mount Walker Drive NE
18135 Mt Walker Drive Northeast
Poulsbo, WA
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
3209 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Large, 5 Bedroom, Poulsbo Home - Beautiful 5 bedroom home located in a great neighborhood in Poulsbo. Less than 10 minutes away from Safeway, Walmart and more. Spacious kitchen with a gas stove, granite countertops, and kitchen island.
1 Unit Available
19833 3rd Avenue NW #59
19833 3rd Avenue Northwest
Poulsbo, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
662 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Spacious 2 bedroom Poulsbo Condo with territorial view - This second level Liberty Bay Condo includes your utilities of electricity, water sewer garbage and basic cable making for a superior value.
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1 Unit Available
19748 NW Baron Lane,
19748 Baron Lane Northwest
Kitsap County, WA
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$2,700
2586 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Beautiful home overlooking Liberty Bay and Mt. Rainier, large deck and VERY spacious and AMAZING view!! - This gorgeous three bedroom home features over 2500 sq. ft.
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6 Units Available
The Signature Apartments and Townhomes
2033 NW Bobwhite Ln
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,430
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
1115 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,870
1269 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Your home should fit your lifestyle! Shopping, restaurants, dog park, walking trails, close to bus lines, Pool, hot tub, basketball court, cable TV included in utilities…and much more.
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12 Units Available
Reserve at Bucklin Hill
1255 NW Mirage Ln
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,416
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,723
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Conveniently located close to Kitsap Mall, with easy access to Highway 303. Renovated units feature washer and dryer, dishwasher, and extra storage. Residents can enjoy wooded areas, sweeping views of Olympic Mountains and lush landscaping.
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Ridgetop Apartments
11153 Shipside Ln NW
Silverdale, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,395
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,580
929 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:32 PM
Units offer views of the Olympic Mountains and close proximity to both Kitsap Mall and Naval Base Kitsap. Apartments are spacious and clean, and are close to local malls and shopping.
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10 Units Available
Trillium Heights
12440 Daphne Ln NW
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,550
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1028 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:23 PM
These apartment homes have all you need, just minutes from Target and Kitsap Mall. Well-appointed kitchens, balconies and fireplaces are just some of the amenities you can expect to find here.
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8 Units Available
Cascade Ridge
1206 NW Tahoe Ln
Silverdale, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,459
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,099
1214 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:20 PM
Treetops comes with amazing amenities such as childcare, in-unit laundry, dishwashers, parking, walk-in closets, pool, gym, media room, pool room. Easy access to the Navy shipping yard and shopping.
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11 Units Available
Silverdale Ridge
1415 NW Santa Fe Ln
Silverdale, WA
Studio
$1,419
628 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,464
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
1073 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:14 PM
Close to Highway 303 and Ridgetop Blvd. Open-plan homes with breakfast bar, modern kitchen appliances and a fireplace. Community offers a pool, racquetball, a gym, a hot tub and a dog park.
1 Unit Available
9641 Sea Scape Lane NW
9641 Sea Scape Lane Northwest
Silverdale, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1481 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Silverdale Home Available Now - Great location off of Bucklin Hill in desirable Summerwind Community. This well maintained home has a bedroom on the main floor with French doors, could also be used as an office.
1 Unit Available
29390 Hwy 3
29390 State Highway 3 Northeast
Kitsap County, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
931 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Beautiful cottage style home in Poulsbo on HWY 3 - Newly remodeled with new carpet, fresh paint throughout, new vinyl in the kitchen. Cozy cottage style home on 1+ acre. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom with washer and dryer. Detached 1 car garage.
1 Unit Available
12131 Wallingford Place NW
12131 Wallingford Place Northwest
Silverdale, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
2076 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
12131 Wallingford Place NW Available 12/10/20 Silverdale Home - **Home is not furnished**Great location in highly sought after Ridgetop area at end of cul-de-sac. Close to Bangor, Keyport, Hospital and so much more.
1 Unit Available
1657 NW Spirit Ct E
1657 Spirit Court
Silverdale, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2224 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Spacious three bedroom home on half acre in CK school district and close to everything! - This three-bedroom sits on just over half an acre and features new flooring, new paint, fire place, lower level bonus room and two car garage.
1 Unit Available
22276 Miller Bay Rd NE
22276 Miller Bay Road Northeast
Kitsap County, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1344 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Cute Updated Home With Serene Waterview - Welcome yourself to Updates, Updates and more Updates in this home. Located on a serene inlet to enjoy nature and the water. Open concept living room and kitchen space - an entertainer's dream.
1 Unit Available
2095 NE Trailway Road
2095 Northeast Trail Way
Kitsap County, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1152 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
2095 NE Trailway Road Available 12/05/20 Great Poulsbo Location - Great updated 3/2 home, with new carpet, on a large fenced in lot! Carport with extra parking plus storage shed.
1 Unit Available
15109 Cedar Grove Rd NE
15109 Cedar Grove Road Northeast
Suquamish, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1869 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Private, Stunning Home In Poulsbo - Exquisite home in the county setting of Poulsbo. Main floor opens into a spacious family room, 2 coat closets & garage access. Living room has a propane fire place with build in book shelves & a half bath.
1 Unit Available
13766 Connor Loop Northwest
13766 Connor Loop Northwest
Silverdale, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
2000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Beautiful Home Centrally located in Silverdale - Property Id: 404761 Beautiful 4 br 2.5 bath Home in Great location only 5 min to Bangor base main gate and Silverdale-Kitsap Mall plus only 10 min to Poulsbo or East Bremerton.
1 Unit Available
11924 Clear Creek Rd NW
11924 Clear Creek Road Northwest
Silverdale, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1200 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
1200 SF Home near Major near downtown - Property Id: 389169 Looking for the 1st Tenant for this newly renovated private residence.
1 Unit Available
9767 Ebbtide Ln NW
9767 Ebbtide Lane Northwest
Silverdale, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1595 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Live in the much desired Summerwind Community...... - This lovely 3 bed/2.5 bath townhome is located in Silverdale's Summerwind community.
1 Unit Available
11634 Breckenridge Lane NW
11634 Breckenridge Lane Northwest
Silverdale, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1426 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available on 12/01 - Available 12/01 - This no pet home at the top of Ridgetop in Silverdale is close to everything and a must see.
1 Unit Available
22895 Adams Road NW
22895 Adams Road Northwest
Kitsap County, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
22895 Adams Road NW Available 12/15/20 Beautiful view home in Poulsbo just minutes to the bases and schools - Lovely Poulsbo home with sweeping views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains, fenced yard and extra RV or boat parking.
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Apartment Rentals in Poulsbo start at $1,200/month.
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While some Poulsbo properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Poulsbo. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, City University of Seattle, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, and Seattle University.

City Guide

Poulsbo
The city of Poulsbo was founded in the 1880s by a Norwegian immigrant named Jorgen Eliason. The town's name roughly translates from Norwegian as "Paul's place."
The city of Poulsbo was founded in the 1880s by a Norwegian immigrant named Jorgen Eliason. The town's name roughly translates from Norwegian as "Paul's place."

You don't have to be Scandinavian to appreciate the Nordic theme to the shops and restaurants in downtown Poulsbo, but it does reflect the town's interesting history. Up until World War II, Norwegian was actually the town's primary language, but don't worry -- today you can order your cheeseburger and fries in English! It's this rich culture and unique heritage that brings plenty of tourists to the area. The town's harbor and three nearby marinas mean that it's easy to access the city by boat, should you so desire.

Moving to Poulsbo

Finding rental properties is a pretty standard affair -- if you've done it once, you probably know the score. That said, it's good to be prepared for any eventuality, so if you do a little planning beforehand, you won't be phased, even if you get shown a house shaped like a boot or your potential landlord turns out to be a goose. Stranger things have happened!

When Should You Start Looking?

The amount of time it takes to find housing for rent in Poulsbo can vary depending on a number of factors. A lot of the time, it can just be luck that you happen to be looking for pet friendly apartments or fully furnished homes just at the time when one happens to be going on the market. Ideally, you should begin your search around four to six weeks before the date you want to move in. There is a good deal of rental property available in the town, but being a popular tourist destination, a decent chunk of it is reserved for holiday rentals.

What Will You Need?

Perhaps the most important thing you need when you're doing an apartment search is a good sense of humor! Think of it like a dating site and be prepared to view a few homes that have been generously described or have pictures that were taken during better days. Once you find the right residence, you'll need to have a few things ready to prove to your future landlord that, yes, you are going to pay the rent on time. Most landlords ask to see proof of income, your credit history and reference from previous homes you've rented. You'll also need to be willing to sign some sort of contract. You're not going to be asked to sign away your soul (although it's best to check the small print, just in case), but you will often need to agree to rent the property for a minimum period of time.

How Much Will it Cost?

The exact amount you'll have to fork out to move into your new home will depend on the property you're moving to. Obviously, it will cost you less to move into a studio apartment than it would to move into a three-story historic townhouse for rent. Generally you'll have to pay the equivalent of two month's of rent upfront, before you'll be able to move in. Half of that will cover the first month's rent and the other half will be kept back as a security deposit, to be returned when you move out at the end of your tenancy, as long as you don't damage the property, of course!

Moving to Poulsbo
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Finding rental properties is a pretty standard affair -- if you've done it once, you probably know the score. That said, it's good to be prepared for any eventuality, so if you do a little planning beforehand, you won't be phased, even if you get shown a house shaped like a boot or your potential landlord turns out to be a goose. Stranger things have happened!

When Should You Start Looking?

The amount of time it takes to find housing for rent in Poulsbo can vary depending on a number of factors. A lot of the time, it can just be luck that you happen to be looking for pet friendly apartments or fully furnished homes just at the time when one happens to be going on the market. Ideally, you should begin your search around four to six weeks before the date you want to move in. There is a good deal of rental property available in the town, but being a popular tourist destination, a decent chunk of it is reserved for holiday rentals.

What Will You Need?

Perhaps the most important thing you need when you're doing an apartment search is a good sense of humor! Think of it like a dating site and be prepared to view a few homes that have been generously described or have pictures that were taken during better days. Once you find the right residence, you'll need to have a few things ready to prove to your future landlord that, yes, you are going to pay the rent on time. Most landlords ask to see proof of income, your credit history and reference from previous homes you've rented. You'll also need to be willing to sign some sort of contract. You're not going to be asked to sign away your soul (although it's best to check the small print, just in case), but you will often need to agree to rent the property for a minimum period of time.

How Much Will it Cost?

The exact amount you'll have to fork out to move into your new home will depend on the property you're moving to. Obviously, it will cost you less to move into a studio apartment than it would to move into a three-story historic townhouse for rent. Generally you'll have to pay the equivalent of two month's of rent upfront, before you'll be able to move in. Half of that will cover the first month's rent and the other half will be kept back as a security deposit, to be returned when you move out at the end of your tenancy, as long as you don't damage the property, of course!

Poulsbo Neighborhoods

Although Poulsbo spans just 5.27 square miles (and about half a square mile of that is water, so you probably won't find a house there), there's a good deal of difference between the neighborhoods. Make sure you choose to live in an area that suits you.

Keyport: This neighborhood is one of the pricier areas to live in Poulsbo. No surprise, then, that homes here tend to be on the larger side and that there are a good number of historic and waterfront homes.

Downtown Poulsbo: You'll find this neighborhood convenient if you don't drive or if you like to be in walking distance of pizza at all times. This is a good place to find an apt for rent.

Port Gamble: This neighborhood is a little way out from the center, with not much to recommend it but green space. Its lack of amenities means you get more bang for your buck in terms of home and yard size. Here you'll find Molly Ward Gardens and 12 Trees Cafe.

Lincoln: This is a newer neighborhood, with many homes in the area built after 2000. There are a mixture of houses and mobile homes. Bond Bistro and Sia Palace Restaurant are in this neighborhood.

Poulsbo Neighborhoods
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Although Poulsbo spans just 5.27 square miles (and about half a square mile of that is water, so you probably won't find a house there), there's a good deal of difference between the neighborhoods. Make sure you choose to live in an area that suits you.

Keyport: This neighborhood is one of the pricier areas to live in Poulsbo. No surprise, then, that homes here tend to be on the larger side and that there are a good number of historic and waterfront homes.

Downtown Poulsbo: You'll find this neighborhood convenient if you don't drive or if you like to be in walking distance of pizza at all times. This is a good place to find an apt for rent.

Port Gamble: This neighborhood is a little way out from the center, with not much to recommend it but green space. Its lack of amenities means you get more bang for your buck in terms of home and yard size. Here you'll find Molly Ward Gardens and 12 Trees Cafe.

Lincoln: This is a newer neighborhood, with many homes in the area built after 2000. There are a mixture of houses and mobile homes. Bond Bistro and Sia Palace Restaurant are in this neighborhood.

Living in Poulsbo

Although it doesn't have the museums of Paris or the boutiques of Manhattan, there's plenty to do and see in Poulsbo. As long as you're prepared for a simpler way of life -- and a good deal of rain -- you should find yourself at home in this town.

Out on the Water

Located on Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound, you'll probably find you spend a fair amount of time on or around the water, if you live in Poulsbo. You can hire a boat, canoe or kayak and take it out into the bay, where you'll see your fair share of gorgeous scenery and wildlife. At the right time of year, you can even take whale watching trips out into Puget sound for an unforgettable experience.

Parks

If you prefer to spend your outdoor time on dry land, you can visit any one of Poulsbo's 14 city parks, such as American Legion Park and Oyster Plant Park, which cover more than 120 acres. Around half of this space is developed, with recreational and sporting facilities, whereas the remainder is left open, helping to encourage local wildlife.

Downtown Poulsbo

The downtown area of Poulsbo is sometimes referred to as Little Norway because of the area's architecture and Scandinavian themed businesses. You'll find a good range of eateries in the area, as well as some great independent stores, where you can pick up everything from groceries to souvenirs.

Local Events

A number of festivals and events take place in Poulsbo each year. The Annual Viking Fest takes place during the third weekend of May. You'll find food, live music, a parade and more, all in honor of the town's Norwegian heritage. Other key events include St. Hans, the Port Gamble Medieval Faire and Summer Nights at the Bay.

Living in Poulsbo
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Although it doesn't have the museums of Paris or the boutiques of Manhattan, there's plenty to do and see in Poulsbo. As long as you're prepared for a simpler way of life -- and a good deal of rain -- you should find yourself at home in this town.

Out on the Water

Located on Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound, you'll probably find you spend a fair amount of time on or around the water, if you live in Poulsbo. You can hire a boat, canoe or kayak and take it out into the bay, where you'll see your fair share of gorgeous scenery and wildlife. At the right time of year, you can even take whale watching trips out into Puget sound for an unforgettable experience.

Parks

If you prefer to spend your outdoor time on dry land, you can visit any one of Poulsbo's 14 city parks, such as American Legion Park and Oyster Plant Park, which cover more than 120 acres. Around half of this space is developed, with recreational and sporting facilities, whereas the remainder is left open, helping to encourage local wildlife.

Downtown Poulsbo

The downtown area of Poulsbo is sometimes referred to as Little Norway because of the area's architecture and Scandinavian themed businesses. You'll find a good range of eateries in the area, as well as some great independent stores, where you can pick up everything from groceries to souvenirs.

Local Events

A number of festivals and events take place in Poulsbo each year. The Annual Viking Fest takes place during the third weekend of May. You'll find food, live music, a parade and more, all in honor of the town's Norwegian heritage. Other key events include St. Hans, the Port Gamble Medieval Faire and Summer Nights at the Bay.

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City Guide

Poulsbo
The city of Poulsbo was founded in the 1880s by a Norwegian immigrant named Jorgen Eliason. The town's name roughly translates from Norwegian as "Paul's place."
The city of Poulsbo was founded in the 1880s by a Norwegian immigrant named Jorgen Eliason. The town's name roughly translates from Norwegian as "Paul's place."

You don't have to be Scandinavian to appreciate the Nordic theme to the shops and restaurants in downtown Poulsbo, but it does reflect the town's interesting history. Up until World War II, Norwegian was actually the town's primary language, but don't worry -- today you can order your cheeseburger and fries in English! It's this rich culture and unique heritage that brings plenty of tourists to the area. The town's harbor and three nearby marinas mean that it's easy to access the city by boat, should you so desire.

Moving to Poulsbo

Finding rental properties is a pretty standard affair -- if you've done it once, you probably know the score. That said, it's good to be prepared for any eventuality, so if you do a little planning beforehand, you won't be phased, even if you get shown a house shaped like a boot or your potential landlord turns out to be a goose. Stranger things have happened!

When Should You Start Looking?

The amount of time it takes to find housing for rent in Poulsbo can vary depending on a number of factors. A lot of the time, it can just be luck that you happen to be looking for pet friendly apartments or fully furnished homes just at the time when one happens to be going on the market. Ideally, you should begin your search around four to six weeks before the date you want to move in. There is a good deal of rental property available in the town, but being a popular tourist destination, a decent chunk of it is reserved for holiday rentals.

What Will You Need?

Perhaps the most important thing you need when you're doing an apartment search is a good sense of humor! Think of it like a dating site and be prepared to view a few homes that have been generously described or have pictures that were taken during better days. Once you find the right residence, you'll need to have a few things ready to prove to your future landlord that, yes, you are going to pay the rent on time. Most landlords ask to see proof of income, your credit history and reference from previous homes you've rented. You'll also need to be willing to sign some sort of contract. You're not going to be asked to sign away your soul (although it's best to check the small print, just in case), but you will often need to agree to rent the property for a minimum period of time.

How Much Will it Cost?

The exact amount you'll have to fork out to move into your new home will depend on the property you're moving to. Obviously, it will cost you less to move into a studio apartment than it would to move into a three-story historic townhouse for rent. Generally you'll have to pay the equivalent of two month's of rent upfront, before you'll be able to move in. Half of that will cover the first month's rent and the other half will be kept back as a security deposit, to be returned when you move out at the end of your tenancy, as long as you don't damage the property, of course!

Moving to Poulsbo
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Finding rental properties is a pretty standard affair -- if you've done it once, you probably know the score. That said, it's good to be prepared for any eventuality, so if you do a little planning beforehand, you won't be phased, even if you get shown a house shaped like a boot or your potential landlord turns out to be a goose. Stranger things have happened!

When Should You Start Looking?

The amount of time it takes to find housing for rent in Poulsbo can vary depending on a number of factors. A lot of the time, it can just be luck that you happen to be looking for pet friendly apartments or fully furnished homes just at the time when one happens to be going on the market. Ideally, you should begin your search around four to six weeks before the date you want to move in. There is a good deal of rental property available in the town, but being a popular tourist destination, a decent chunk of it is reserved for holiday rentals.

What Will You Need?

Perhaps the most important thing you need when you're doing an apartment search is a good sense of humor! Think of it like a dating site and be prepared to view a few homes that have been generously described or have pictures that were taken during better days. Once you find the right residence, you'll need to have a few things ready to prove to your future landlord that, yes, you are going to pay the rent on time. Most landlords ask to see proof of income, your credit history and reference from previous homes you've rented. You'll also need to be willing to sign some sort of contract. You're not going to be asked to sign away your soul (although it's best to check the small print, just in case), but you will often need to agree to rent the property for a minimum period of time.

How Much Will it Cost?

The exact amount you'll have to fork out to move into your new home will depend on the property you're moving to. Obviously, it will cost you less to move into a studio apartment than it would to move into a three-story historic townhouse for rent. Generally you'll have to pay the equivalent of two month's of rent upfront, before you'll be able to move in. Half of that will cover the first month's rent and the other half will be kept back as a security deposit, to be returned when you move out at the end of your tenancy, as long as you don't damage the property, of course!

Poulsbo Neighborhoods

Although Poulsbo spans just 5.27 square miles (and about half a square mile of that is water, so you probably won't find a house there), there's a good deal of difference between the neighborhoods. Make sure you choose to live in an area that suits you.

Keyport: This neighborhood is one of the pricier areas to live in Poulsbo. No surprise, then, that homes here tend to be on the larger side and that there are a good number of historic and waterfront homes.

Downtown Poulsbo: You'll find this neighborhood convenient if you don't drive or if you like to be in walking distance of pizza at all times. This is a good place to find an apt for rent.

Port Gamble: This neighborhood is a little way out from the center, with not much to recommend it but green space. Its lack of amenities means you get more bang for your buck in terms of home and yard size. Here you'll find Molly Ward Gardens and 12 Trees Cafe.

Lincoln: This is a newer neighborhood, with many homes in the area built after 2000. There are a mixture of houses and mobile homes. Bond Bistro and Sia Palace Restaurant are in this neighborhood.

Poulsbo Neighborhoods
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Although Poulsbo spans just 5.27 square miles (and about half a square mile of that is water, so you probably won't find a house there), there's a good deal of difference between the neighborhoods. Make sure you choose to live in an area that suits you.

Keyport: This neighborhood is one of the pricier areas to live in Poulsbo. No surprise, then, that homes here tend to be on the larger side and that there are a good number of historic and waterfront homes.

Downtown Poulsbo: You'll find this neighborhood convenient if you don't drive or if you like to be in walking distance of pizza at all times. This is a good place to find an apt for rent.

Port Gamble: This neighborhood is a little way out from the center, with not much to recommend it but green space. Its lack of amenities means you get more bang for your buck in terms of home and yard size. Here you'll find Molly Ward Gardens and 12 Trees Cafe.

Lincoln: This is a newer neighborhood, with many homes in the area built after 2000. There are a mixture of houses and mobile homes. Bond Bistro and Sia Palace Restaurant are in this neighborhood.

Living in Poulsbo

Although it doesn't have the museums of Paris or the boutiques of Manhattan, there's plenty to do and see in Poulsbo. As long as you're prepared for a simpler way of life -- and a good deal of rain -- you should find yourself at home in this town.

Out on the Water

Located on Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound, you'll probably find you spend a fair amount of time on or around the water, if you live in Poulsbo. You can hire a boat, canoe or kayak and take it out into the bay, where you'll see your fair share of gorgeous scenery and wildlife. At the right time of year, you can even take whale watching trips out into Puget sound for an unforgettable experience.

Parks

If you prefer to spend your outdoor time on dry land, you can visit any one of Poulsbo's 14 city parks, such as American Legion Park and Oyster Plant Park, which cover more than 120 acres. Around half of this space is developed, with recreational and sporting facilities, whereas the remainder is left open, helping to encourage local wildlife.

Downtown Poulsbo

The downtown area of Poulsbo is sometimes referred to as Little Norway because of the area's architecture and Scandinavian themed businesses. You'll find a good range of eateries in the area, as well as some great independent stores, where you can pick up everything from groceries to souvenirs.

Local Events

A number of festivals and events take place in Poulsbo each year. The Annual Viking Fest takes place during the third weekend of May. You'll find food, live music, a parade and more, all in honor of the town's Norwegian heritage. Other key events include St. Hans, the Port Gamble Medieval Faire and Summer Nights at the Bay.

Living in Poulsbo
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Although it doesn't have the museums of Paris or the boutiques of Manhattan, there's plenty to do and see in Poulsbo. As long as you're prepared for a simpler way of life -- and a good deal of rain -- you should find yourself at home in this town.

Out on the Water

Located on Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound, you'll probably find you spend a fair amount of time on or around the water, if you live in Poulsbo. You can hire a boat, canoe or kayak and take it out into the bay, where you'll see your fair share of gorgeous scenery and wildlife. At the right time of year, you can even take whale watching trips out into Puget sound for an unforgettable experience.

Parks

If you prefer to spend your outdoor time on dry land, you can visit any one of Poulsbo's 14 city parks, such as American Legion Park and Oyster Plant Park, which cover more than 120 acres. Around half of this space is developed, with recreational and sporting facilities, whereas the remainder is left open, helping to encourage local wildlife.

Downtown Poulsbo

The downtown area of Poulsbo is sometimes referred to as Little Norway because of the area's architecture and Scandinavian themed businesses. You'll find a good range of eateries in the area, as well as some great independent stores, where you can pick up everything from groceries to souvenirs.

Local Events

A number of festivals and events take place in Poulsbo each year. The Annual Viking Fest takes place during the third weekend of May. You'll find food, live music, a parade and more, all in honor of the town's Norwegian heritage. Other key events include St. Hans, the Port Gamble Medieval Faire and Summer Nights at the Bay.