Pulte's The Preserve at Harbor Hill
Pulte's The Preserve at Harbor Hill

Pulte Homes opened its first community in Gig Harbor, Wash., called The Preserve at Harbor Hill, earlier this month. The project expands the Atlanta-based builder's geographic footprint in the Seattle metro with a suburban location on the south end of the Kitsap Peninsula.

“This new Pulte community offers families a beautiful location near great schools, retail, dining and great outdoor recreation,” said Andrea Murphy, vice president of sales for the company’s Pacific Northwest Division in press release. “The Preserve at Harbor Hills also offers easy access to major employers and military bases in the area, she said. “This is the ideal community for families who like the idea of living, working and playing near home.”

Located near State Route 16 in the City of Gig Harbor, The Preserve at Harbor Hill is located in the respected Peninsula School District and close to many parks and trails in the greater 330-acre Harbor Hill master planned community.

The Preserve at Harbor Hills offers 37 single family home sites starting from $414,990 to $479,990, and ranging in size from 2,449 to 3,319 square feet. The two- and three-level homes include features such as daylight basements, bonus room or loft, flex rooms, open concept floor plans and expansive kitchen islands with granite slab counters and custom maple cabinetry, according to Pulte. Buyers can choose home plans with three to six bedrooms, and 2.5 to four baths.

“These new homes reflect extensive customer market research with life-tested floor plans that meet the daily living needs of today’s modern families,” Murphy said. “Pulte seeks consumer feedback to create home designs that feature smarter use of living space in the rooms that families use most.”

Pulte has been a player in the Seattle market for a number of years. "They build multiple product types from affordable attached housing in Bothell, entry level in Pierce County to luxury homes in King county," said Todd Britsch, Metrostudy's regional director in Seattle.