Welcome to Silverdale!
Every day, we think about how lucky we are to have our office located in Silverdale, WA, named in 1878 by settler William Littlewood. He originally wanted to call the town, Goldendale, but soon realized that there was another town with that name. He decided to change the gold to silver, and Silverdale was born. Let us take you on a tour of our wonderful community.
History of Silverdale
The area was once thick forests that eventually turned into farms, towns, and a booming lumber industry that shipped to areas like San Francisco. The area was originally inhabited by loggers in the 1850s. Once the dense forest was thinned out and large areas became available, farming lead to The Farmers Cooperative in 1887.
Silverdale Dock became the center for trade with steamer boats moving back and forth between the Kitsap area and Seattle. While the dock area was popular for trade, the town itself turned into a family-oriented place. Hints of Silverdale’s farming and timber history can still be seen at the Old Mill Site on Bucklin Hill Road.
Modern-day Silverdale is a beautiful sight to see, with scenic trails with views of Dyes Inlet, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains. You can enjoy plenty of outdoor fun hiking or take in the beautiful sunset at the beach. There are also plenty of indoor activities too, with many award-winning breweries, shopping, bowling, and movie theatres. It is the perfect spot to meet with friends, have a romantic weekend away with your significant other, or make plans for the entire family.
One favorite spot is Silverdale Waterfront Park. This family-friendly location offers access to a saltwater beach, playground, and even a gazebo that can be rented for outdoor family parties. If boating is your passion, be sure to visit the Port of Silverdale, where you can launch your boat off the ramp, or bring your children to see the boats while they play on the playground.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our special community, and it is our pleasure to provide dental care to the Silverdale, WA community. If you have any questions about how we can assist you and your family with your oral health needs, please feel free to call our office, and we’ll be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you soon!