Posted October 30, 2017
If you’ve ever had to commute on I-5 or 405 to work, you probably have your share of stories about major backups and traffic that crawls to a stop. For a lot of people, commuting is stressful, unpredictable and often a waste of time that could be better spent doing something enjoyable. Instead, imagine approaching Seattle from Puget Sound – a breeze in your face, the smell of saltwater, the Olympic Mountains at your back, the Cascades looming above the city, Mt. Rainier towering over the port and downtown rising to meet you.
Fortunately for those who live in McCormick, commuting on a ferry can be a breeze compared to the chaos of I-5or 405. Imagine relaxing for half hour or an hour before you start your day, enjoying your coffee or breakfast and catching up on your social media or the daily news. Or imagine relaxing at the end of the day, when a little break is quite welcome before you need your second wind for your family life.
No traffic to contend with, no road rage. Doesn’t that sound like a dream? And that’s just the best part. The views, for one, are gorgeous from the water. Sunset, skyscapes, marine life — it’s not uncommon for ferry riders to encounter orcas going about their day in Puget Sound.
Of course, if you’re a workaholic, like so many commuters are, the ferry gives you an advantage no car ride can. If you don’t like the idea of relaxing, the ride creates a nice window for catching up on emails or phone calls. Nobody’s going to be surprised either if you pull out your laptop and keep your fingers on the keyboard the entire time.
The beauty of living in McCormick is that the ferry dock in Bremerton is only 10 minutes away, and now with the fast ferry run by Kitsap Transit, you can cross the water into Seattle in under 30 minutes. It doesn’t matter if it’s rush hour, it doesn’t matter if a car crash closes three lanes — you can reliably get from Bremerton to Seattle in an average of 28 minutes.
If you’re not is a rush —or if you just want more time to unwind or catch up on a work report — you can also opt for the WSDOT Bremerton-Seattle run or the Southworth ferry run to Fauntleroy in West Seattle, which takes about an hour. Same benefits, just takes a little more time, and you don’t have to park your car since the WSDOT ferries carry both passengers and vehicles.
What you may not realize is that there’s one other easy option. McCormick is about 15 minutes away from the Southworth-Fauntleroy route that goes to West Seattle and Vashon. So, if you don’t want to go into downtown Seattle, take the Southworth ferry instead. Parking is $5 all day.
If you could count on such an easy commute, who wouldn’t want to live in McCormick? Here are more reasons, in case you’re not convinced:
· You will live surrounded by nature and greenbelts yet Close To What Counts.
· You have many of the same amenities of bigger cities, minus the stress of traffic and the crime rates. For example, top-notch healthcare services are 5-15 minutes away.
· The award-winning McCormick Woods Golf Course is in your backyard.
· If you have a young family, you can keep them busy with two parks and playgrounds; and tennis, basketball and pickleball courts.
· Be part of a true community — McCormick has several clubs as well as events all year long.