Bremerton is not your ordinary city. With a rich naval history stemming from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton is the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Affectionately nicknamed B-Town, Bremerton has stayed true to its working class roots, all while enjoying a surge in growth. Bremerton is also known for its diversity, community spirit, and a new cool vibe. Bremerton boasts an eclectic mix of people, and a diverse mix of small and local independent businesses clustered throughout the downtown and local neighborhoods. In the last few decades, Bremerton has transformed from a Navy town to a city with a nationally recognized and vibrant arts community; Washington State University, University of Washington and Western Washington University baccalaureate programs; and boasting the award winning Gold Mountain Golf Course. Notable residents include Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian, professional baseball player Willie Bloomquist, Jazz legend Quincy Jones, Actor Brent David Fraser, professional basketball player Marvin Williams, and professional golfers Buddy Allin and George Bayer.