Manchester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The population was 4,958 at the 2000 census.
Manchester was established in the 1860s and was originally known as Brooklyn, after the borough in New York City. The name was changed to Manchester in 1892 in honor of the city of Manchester, England. From 1925 to 1936, a ferry route across Puget Sound connected Manchester with Alki Point in West Seattle.Today, Manchester is known for its excellent views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and Puget Sound, its public boat launch, community events like fireworks on the Fourth of July, Mother's Day, and New Years Day, a boat parade on the opening day of boating season, salmon bakes at the Manchester library, and more.