Living On Bainbridge Island

If you’ve ever watched Grey’s Anatomy – which is a long-running soapy doctor show about McSteamy surgeons living in Seattle, which I (ahem) do NOT watch (anymore), you would know that one of the main characters – the moody Dr. Grey herself, lived on Bainbridge island and was always taking the ferry back and forth to work. 

Yes, you really do have to take a ferry from there to get into Seattle.  The good news is that you can drive (or bike) to the park and ride on Bainbridge island and then walk onto the ferry to whisk you over to downtown Seattle directly.  If you don’t take a car, it’s cheaper and you won’t have to wait in line.  But you will be on foot at the pier in Seattle, so you could then walk, uber or bus to work.  Since this is a LUXURY housing video, I will also explain the high-end version, which is to drive your car on, stay parked in your car working (or meditating) while the ferry drives you over, and then drive your car to the parking garage in your building in Seattle, where it may cost upwards of $300/month to rent your parking space.

My Godfather, who was an attorney, and his wife and two boys lived on Bainbridge for a number of years and liked it.  It has a small town character and some more rural areas as you drive further West – away from the beach and the Seattle side.  I’ve visited Puget Sound Parks on the more remote areas of the Island and seen Seal Pups waiting on the beach while the mothers went fishing.  Note you are not supposed to disturb the napping pups, and just let them take their naps.