Agate

This stretch of shoreline is the gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula.

 

THE SETTING AND LIFESTYLE

The waterway that is Agate Passage is commonly known as Agate Pass - it stretches from in front of Manzanita Drive up to the north tip of the island, known as Agate Point. This is where "the bridge" (that accesses greater Kitsap County) is located. The neighborhood of streets inside much of the peninsula that is Agate Point is known as Agate Loop, even though that street name was retired decades ago when the neighborhood grew up. This is the area my family and I call home.

Interestingly, this part of the island, known as “the north end," is stigmatized for its long distance away from Winslow. At 6 miles north of town, the collective perception of people living in other parts of the island is that one has to travel a great way to visit friends who live here. Maybe it's because most people take "the highway" to get this far north and that transmits a feeling of traveling on a real journey. Whatever it is, it's uncanny. The irony is, this area is very close to Poulsbo and Kingston (also 6 miles each), which have a lot to offer people looking for something different than what Winslow has to offer.

This section of shoreline is very long, and its waterfront homes may face southwest, northwest, north, northeast or due east depending on the location. And the distance across the water to the Kitsap Peninsula varies widely from an 850' at the bridge to 5 nautical miles from Agate Point across to Indianola. The wide variety of orientations and subsequent amount of natural sunlight, combined with varying amounts of open water, present a myriad of dramatic home sites.

While the west-facing homes can be some of the most coveted settings in waterfront homes on the island because of the sunsets, there are some aspects of life in this section that are deficits to home value. Some side streets intersect with Highway 305 and can require a great deal of patience to navigate during traffic congestion. Homes close to the bridge may experience "bridge noise" or have a view of the bridge itself (or both). And from 7-10 pm on Thursday nights in July and August every summer, the casino in Suquamish hosts outdoor live music which carries over the water and may be considered a nuisance by some homeowners within earshot. There are indeed pockets of homes in this section where these variables can suppress home value in noticeable ways.

BEACH ACCESSWashington State Ferry Bainbridge Island

While most of this shoreline is a medium and high bank, some parts are low or no bank. Generally speaking, expect home sites here to have a higher setting and present a beautiful overlooking view of the water. That said, many homes in this area do have access to the water despite their height above it. The amount of frontage in this section is as variable as bank height and orientation towards the sun- lots can be quite narrow (less than 50′), or they can be a stately 200′ (one lot here boasts 386′). The good news is that once someone accesses the beach, they will discover this entire section is perfect for beachcombing when the tide is out.

PRICE TRENDS

In 2020, there were just 9 sales in the Agate area, for an average sale price of $1,740,000. Other averages: price per square foot, $534; sale to list price ratio, 95.0%; days on market, 109; square footage, 3,464; and bed/bath, 3.1/2.7.

waterfront property for sale on agate pass and agate point on bainbridge island, wa

Search listings on Agate Pass and Agate Point and please do contact me with specific questions about any property - I will reply with answers as soon as I am able, usually before the end of the day.

recent waterfront property sales on this bainbridge island shoreline

 

14 Results
3
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
2,188
SqFt
 
 
#1796138 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty

2
Beds
3
Baths
3,460
SqFt
 
 
#1519851 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Bainbridge Homes Real Estate

4
Beds
4
Baths
5,482
SqFt
 
 
#1504403 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Compass Washington

4
Beds
5
Baths
5,987
SqFt
 
 
#1516703 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Redfin Corp.

3
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
3,306
SqFt
 
 
#1657204 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Bainbridge Homes Real Estate

3
Beds
3 | 1
Baths
3,170
SqFt
 
 
#1653285 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge

3
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
2,024
SqFt
 
 
#1488845 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Sound Counsel Realty


Selling Firm: Windermere RE Greenwood

4
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
4,462
SqFt
 
 
#1651163 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty


Selling Firm: John L. Scott, Inc.

3
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
3,687
SqFt
 
 
#1504808 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Johansson Clark Real Estate

3
Beds
3
Baths
3,586
SqFt
 
 
#1574849 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: RE/MAX Eastside Brokers, Inc.

3
Beds
2
Baths
2,364
SqFt
 
 
#1602407 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Bainbridge Homes Real Estate


Selling Firm: Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty

2
Beds
2 | 1
Baths
2,712
SqFt
 
 
#1521249 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge


Selling Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge

3
Beds
1 | 1
Baths
2,389
SqFt
 
 
#1530552 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Charter Real Estate


Selling Firm: Windermere RE Bainbridge

2
Beds
1
Baths
1,066
SqFt
 
 
#1667947 | Single Family Home

Listing Firm: Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty


Selling Firm: RE/MAX Northwest Realtors

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MORE WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOODS

Visit the overview page to explore the 10 neighborhoods of waterfront property on Bainbridge Island or just use this Google My Map or the menu to navigate around the other sections of shoreline.

I have also assembled a Google My Map for you to explore the quiet streets of these neighborhoods and utilize the several dozen public beach access points on the island.

And if you have questions about how these properties may suit your lifestyle, please just ask me (but first, learn about my expertise in the waterfront homes niche of the Bainbridge Island real estate market).