Olympia, the state capital, is nestled in the shadows of majestic Mt. Rainier. Known for its cultural diversity, it borders both Lacey and Tumwater. Olympia is the perfect blend of a rich, vibrant downtown culture, arts and entertainment and outdoor recreation opportunities. Brand-name shopping is plentiful, as are the abundant dining options. Olympia enjoys the benefit of a stable economy due to large segment of state employment.
Olympia maintains multiple public parks making outdoor activities easily accessible. Hiking, biking, golf, shopping, boating, SCUBA diving are all area favorites. Locals and visitors alike enjoy nearby Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Capitol State Forest for their stunning offering of natures beauty and diverse ecosystems.
Arts and entertainment are a mainstay of Olympia’s cultural tenor. Venues include Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Capitol Theater, and the the Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park. That latter exhibits an engaging art gallery and 80-acre sculpture garden that is sure to please any art enthusiast. Children’s Hand’s-On Museum & Aquarium and the Olympic Flight Museum are favorites for the kids.
Transportation options are plentiful and include Olympia Regional Airport, Centennial Rail Station, Intercity Transit, and multiple bike paths making getting around the capital city easy, affordable and convenient.
Olympia is noted for its top-notch schools as education is an anchor of the area’s efforts in life-long learning. St. Martin’s, South Puget Sound College, Evergreen State College provide excellent educational resources for both local and transfer students to prepare them for future opportunities.
St. Peter’s Hospital, Capital Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente are the core of the medical community in Olympia. Medical, dental, vision and multi-specialty clinics are in abundance in this diverse community and provide a plethora of healthcare options.
The housing market is as diverse as its population. From traditional to modern, cape-cod to mid-century modern, there is something for everyone. Apartments, condominiums, single and multi-family homes and senior living options are plentiful. Olympia’s location, just 30 miles from Tacoma and 60 miles to Seattle, makes commuting an option for those who work in the metro areas but still want to maintain a suburban lifestyle.
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3217 80th Avenue SE Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,210 SqFt 2.200 Acres
7825 Greenview Drive NE Lacey, Washington
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,990 SqFt 0.207 Acres
5424 Libby Road NE Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,053 SqFt 5.010 Acres
6721 Steamboat Island Road NW Olympia, Washington
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,377 SqFt 8.380 Acres
6545 Turnberry Lane SE Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 3 Baths 3,014 SqFt 0.280 Acres
2005 East End Street NW Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,429 SqFt 3.040 Acres
4323 Caddyshack Drive NE Lot62 Lacey, Washington
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,701 SqFt 0.184 Acres
9130 Old Highway 99 SE Olympia, Washington
2 Beds 1 Baths 5.380 Acres
7946 Keanland Park Lane SE Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 3 Baths 3,965 SqFt 0.397 Acres
3617 23rd Avenue NE Olympia, Washington
4 Beds 4 Baths 3,790 SqFt 0.138 Acres
4128 Cashmere Drive NE Lacey, Washington
4 Beds 3 Baths 3,256 SqFt 0.172 Acres
6504 PortStewart Lane SE Olympia, Washington
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,622 SqFt 0.258 Acres
7031 Boston Harbor Road NE Olympia, Washington
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,410 SqFt 1.260 Acres
1373 Bigelow Avenue NE Olympia, Washington
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,264 SqFt 0.168 Acres
1701 Summit Lake Shore Road NW Olympia, Washington
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,944 SqFt 0.126 Acres