Life doesn’t get much better than Oak Harbor, on the water’s edge, in Island County, Washington. There are approximately 22,306 residents in the 98277 zip code lucky enough to call the waterfront community of Oak Harbor their home.
Getting around the island is simple, thanks to Island Transit’s fare-free service on weekdays. You can also enjoy a water ride via the Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry, the Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry, the Sidney BC (Victoria)-Anacortes Ferry, or the San Juan Islands-Anacortes Ferry. Residents and guests who travel by air can catch a ride via the Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, or Bellingham International Airport in Bellingham, Washington.
The area receives about 21 inches of rain and four inches of snow annually, over 64 days with measurable precipitation. There are 159 days of every year, approximately, where the sun shines on Oak Harbor. Summer high temperatures are around 70 degrees with winter lows above freezing at around 36 degrees.
Oak Harbor students, of which there are roughly 5,645, attend schools governed by the Oak Harbor School District. Within the city limits, there are two pre-k schools, seven elementary, three middle, and two high schools.
The picture-perfect landscape lends itself to stunning views, spectacular sunsets, and waters dotted by an array of colorful boats.
There’s a community calendar stuffed with things to do including art shows, concerts, main street markets, island fairs, open skates, Quidditch fests, classes and workshops, and more. There are boutiques, antiques, and unique specialty shops throughout the city. You’ll not go hungry in Oak Harbor; there are 42 restaurants and eateries where you can grab some grub.
Options for recreational activities are off the hook and include water play like fishing, whale watching, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, and beachcombing. On land, enjoy camping, hiking, running, golfing, bird watching, and more. Or, you can take the fun air-bound with perfect conditions for kite flying or sky diving.
Oak Harbor is a beautiful place to embrace the island life.
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