Bainbridge Island

There is so much to learn about Bainbridge Island. This category will get you started learning everything there is to know.

How Many Intersections with Traffic Lights Are There on Bainbridge Island?

🚦 Sorry, the answer is six. There are six intersections with traffic lights on Bainbridge Island. 🚦 Correct! There are six intersections with traffic lights on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island is a charming and picturesque destination known for its natural beauty and small-town feel. Despite its proximity to a major metropolitan area—only 8 miles from Seattle […]

Bainbridge Island Recycling and Yard Waste Schedule

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Bainbridge Island Cares

Bainbridge Island, Washington, is a 2014 winner of the Voice of the People Award. The Voice of the People Awards are presented jointly by the International City/County Management Association and the National Research Center, Inc. The highest quality city services are recognized by citizens of cities in the following categories: community engagement, safety, mobility, foundations […]

BIMA is One of America’s Best Small Town Museums

In September 2014, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) of Bainbridge Island was listed as one of America’s best small town museums CNN’s Best Small Town Museums article. It describes BIMA: Opened in June 2013 in the waterfront town of Bainbridge Island, BIMA is just a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal that brings […]

The 50 Safest Cities in Washington – Bainbridge Island is #7

Safewise, “the authority on safety and home security news,” has published a new report ranking the safest cities of Washington state, of which – according to Wikipedia – there are 218. As Safewise puts it, “…there’s more to consider than recreation and geography when you’re looking for a new place to call home – and […]

Bainbridge listed in Top 5 Best Towns in Washington for Raising Kids

Nerdwallet, a consumer-oriented finances website, recently placed Bainbridge Island #5 in itsTop 10 Washington Towns for Raising Kids. We obviously can’t say enough good things about our island, but we’re grateful other, more objective third parties agree. Nerdwallet calculated the following factors: Does the town have good schools? They incorporated scores by GreatSchools, a nonprofit […]

Bainbridge Island’s Farmers’ Market Ranked #62 of 101 Best U.S. Farmers’ Markets

Bainbridge families love to spend Saturday mornings at the farmers’ market, and now many others may come to do that very thing. The Daily Meal, an online culinary website, compiled their best farmers’ markets list and placed our island’s market at #62. Factors they considered included the quality and variety of products sold at the […]

Bainbridge Island Named Digital Capital of Washington!

Aug. 2013: Google named Bainbridge Island the “Digital Capital of Washington” as part of its eCity Awards program. The program recognizes the strongest online business community in each of the fifty states. The cities selected have local businesses fully embracing the internet to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies. […]

An Award-Winning Community

We love island living! But we’re not the only ones. Money Magazine ranked Bainbridge Island #2 in its 2005 Best Places to Live list of 10 Great American Towns and Nerdwallet placed Bainbridge in the  Top 5 Best Towns to Raise Kids in Washington. Top public schools (statewide and nationwide), beautiful forest and waterfront land, […]


Island living wouldn’t be what it is without the generosity of Bainbridge Islanders. There’s no shortage of organizations that offer tools and resources to nonprofit groups, from local projects and beyond, even to international efforts. Both kids and adults participate in these groups and the rewards go beyond knowing you’ve done a job well done. […]

Top Schools

Besides a great quality of life, many families move to Bainbridge Island for the  award-winning public schools. Island schools consistently rank among the best at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Here are just a few reasons Bainbridge Island has top schools: Bainbridge Island is the #1 rated safest school district in the Seattle […]

Low Crime

You’ll feel a strong sense of safety on Bainbridge Island, whether you are visiting or living here. That’s due in large part to our low crime rate. The overall island crime rate is less than half the national average, and the violent crime rate, specifically, is about one third the national average. If you spend […]

Artists & Authors

There’s no denying it. Creative talent seems to gravitate toward Bainbridge Island. Painters, authors, sculptors, actors, all find private and public outlets here for their own creative expressions. And the rest of the island soaks it up! We offer a year-round, monthly First Friday Art Walk that has an ever-expanding list of participating businesses (don’t […]

Easy Access to Seattle

We hear ya. Bainbridge Island sounds cool, but how do you get to Seattle? Can you really live there and commute to Seattle? Will you be “stuck” on a quiet island when you really want to see the latest touring Broadway show at the Paramount, eat at Tom Douglas’ newest restaurant or watch the Seattle […]

No Crowds

Bainbridge Island offers serenity. You won’t get stuck in a crowded scene with masses of people on this island, unless of course you’re at the annual Easter Egg Scramble or the Grand Old Fourth of July parade. Most of us live here for the island’s marvelous mixture of peacefulness and culture, space and community. Bainbridge […]

Natural Beauty

Every view of Bainbridge Island offers natural beauty, from the evergreen forest and the open, rolling farmlands to the rocky shorelines and popular family beaches. We even have one of the most beautiful gardens in the USA (and that’s not just our opinion). We islanders love this rock we live on, and when you move […]

Small Town Charm

So many sophisticated island choices for products, services and activities, yet Bainbridge Island still retains that small town charm year-round. In springtime, the community comes out for family egg hunts in the park, at the aquatic center and even hunting on trails with geo-caching coordinates. Summer finds locals attending weekly music concerts and movies in […]

Parks & Trails

Bainbridge Island has some of the most beautiful and accessible parks and trails in all of Washington. The island holds more parks and public lands per capital than any other western state. Year-round, Bainbridge residents enjoy large, wild parkland, forested hiking trails, neighborhood micro parks, natural beaches and paved walking paths.And the island’s trail network […]

Local Foods

Eating local was never easier than on Bainbridge. We have farmers, local cuisine-inspired restaurants, CSAs, community p-patches and countless private gardens. Do you have a brown thumb? Don’t despair. The island has an amazing outdoor farmers market for seven months of the year (and it even goes indoors for several more months in the winter) […]