The northernmost city on Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor is the largest town on the island, with about 22,000 residents. With the building of Deception Pass Bridge in the 30’s, and the completion of the Naval Air Station in the 40’s, Oak Harbor has flourished into a town known for growth and prosperity. With so much diversity in terrain, each neighborhood is unique. The Westside offers tumultuous seas, high winds, and views of the Olympic Mountains. The Eastside has a great little downtown, a full-service harbor, and many amazing restaurants. There are many outdoor activities: boating, scuba diving, fishing, sightseeing, skydiving (pictured), hiking, sailing, camping, and much more.
In addition to the many outdoor activities Oak Harbor has to offer, there are lots of hiking trails. No matter what your fitness level, there is a trail for you. Below is a video from my series, 5 Best Places to Walk Near Oak Harbor. Check out my YouTube channel to see all the best trails this great town has to offer.
Located in the Puget Sound of Washington State, NAS Whidbey Island is one of the Navy’s largest air stations and, among other things, serves as the Navy’s sole center of excellence for electronic combat warfare training. The base manages two primary aircraft training fields: Ault Field in Oak Harbor and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville. The installation supports training activities for 21 home-based squadrons, as well as support to hundreds of transient military and civilian aircraft operations every year. This town loves its Navy personnel and families.
Oak Harbor School District 360.279.5000
They offer award-winning schools, plus nationally-recognized academic and activity programs. Not sure which school your kids would go to? Check out the boundary map here. I’ve also talked a bit about finding the right neighborhood and how important it is when buying a home or renting.
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