Gig Harbor is a city located in Pierce County, in the Puget Sound area of the U.S. state of Washington. One of several towns and cities to be known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,” Gig Harbor is your typical coastal vacation town characterized by high tourist populations during the spring and summer but low year-round population. The city was first settled in the 1860’s though the name derives from a shipwreck in the early 1840’s where the captain of the downed ship landed his gig (a small lifeboat) in what is today Gig Harbor. Over time, Gig Harbor has grown slowly, and today is primarily a tourist town with an emphasis on that as opposed to other economic sectors. On a good day, residents can reach Tacoma from Gig Harbor in under five minutes, though traffic is usually a beast.
Basic Facts About Gig Harbor
- Current population: 8,300
- Total area: 5.96 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.cityofgigharbor.net/
- Located in: Pierce County
- Founded in: 1867
- Zip codes: 98329, 98332, 98335
- Area codes: 253
Car Shipping to Gig Harbor Tips and Tricks
You likely will have an easier time finding shipping services to Tacoma rather than Gig Harbor, as the latter sits north of Tacoma across the Tacoma Narrows. The main route into Gig Harbor from Tacoma is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which carriers SR 16 over the narrows. If the bridge did not exist, carriers would have to travel well out of their way, past Olympia and up the western edge of the state to reach Gig Harbor. Nonetheless, car shipping to Gig Harbor likely won’t be any more expensive than shipping to Tacoma, but some carriers may not know the area all that well (being nationwide shipping companies based across the country and all that) so saying you’re shipping into or out of Tacoma as opposed to Gig Harbor may make it quicker to find a carrier. Talk to an agent to learn more.
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