- Population in 2010: 2,603. Population change since 2000: +32.3%
Port Ludlow – A Master Planned Resort
Port Ludlow is a village of approximately 3000 residents lying on the west shore of Admiralty Inlet in Jefferson County,17 miles south of Port Townsend and 8 miles north of the Hood Canal Bridge. The governance of Port Ludlow is quite unique. It is designated by Jefferson County as a Master Planned Resort (MPR) under RCW 36.70A.360-2 with specifically defined boundaries in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act. The MPR is not a municipality, but rather is governed by the Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County under guidelines set forth in a 25-year Development Agreement between the County and the Developer which expires in May of 2025 The MPR has its own separate and unique Zoning Code. It was the first Master Planned Resort in the State of Washington.
Police protection is provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff; fire protection by Fire District 3 (which also includes much of the surrounding area); and Hospital services, Library services, etc by Junior taxing districts within the County. Electric service is provided by Jefferson County Public Utility District No 1; water and sewer by Olympic Water and Sewer, a private company wholly owned by Port Ludlow Associates LLC(the Developer).
Currently there are 1541 residential units and 447 platted but not yet built lots in the Community. In addition the Developer owns land zoned residential, but not yet platted, that will permit the future building of 262 additional residences. The Development Agreement sets a cap of 2250 residential units within the MPR and MPR designation prohibits building of additional urban development adjacent to its boundaries.
The Resort consists of an Inn, a Conference Center, a 300-slip Marina. and an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. The MPR has over 20 miles of hiking trails and over 400 acres of largely forested land zoned Open Space Reserve which must be preserved in perpetuity. The Developer also owns about 30 acres of land zoned Commercial which can accommodate significant expansion of our small business district.
The Port Ludlow Village Council, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is empowered by the MPR Master Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Regulations to monitor further development within Port Ludlow.
The Village Council’s Community Development Committee works with the Developer to develop concepts for enhancement of our Commercial Center, for further development of our Resort, and for attractive build-out of our residential community. We also recognize that when build-out is complete it may be necessary to modify our instruments of governance to protect the future of our beautiful Community.
Contributed by Larry H Nobles, 5/18/13
|Median resident age:||65.3 years|
|Washington median age:||46.6 years|
- Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,791 (it was $56,938 in 2000)
- Estimated per capita income in 2009: $34,084
- Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $405,246 (it was $232,900 in 2000)
- All housing units: $410,266;
- Detached houses: $437,472;
- Townhouses or other attached units: $246,836;
- In 3-to-4-unit structures: $221,481;
- In 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,866;
- Mobile homes: $233,705
- Median gross rent in 2009: $1,350.
- Houses: 1,203 (971 occupied: 914 owner occupied, 57 renter occupied)
- % of renters:Port Ludlow 6%State 7%
- Housing density: 105 houses/condos per square mile
- Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $308,180.
- Median contract rent in 2009: $1,135 (lower quartile is $1,003, upper quartile is $1,277)
- Median gross rent in Port Ludlow, WA in 2009: $1,350
- Housing units in Port Ludlow with a mortgage: 437 (33 second mortgage, 71 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
- Houses without a mortgage: 383
- Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $59,464
- Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $59,091
- Median monthly housing costs: $1,143