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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population

Cons

-Cloudy, wet winters
-Cost of living
-Narrow job base


What Bert Has To Say About Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area


Olympia is one of the more attractive capital cities in the United States. While there is heavy industry to the north toward Tacoma, Olympia is a clean, mid-sized capital city with a distinctively Pacific Northwest small-town feel. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant; Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Washington coast are all within a day’s drive. Excellent city amenities and services are available in Seattle, although traffic can make the drive challenging.


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Quick Facts About Olympia


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Olympia is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Olympia jobs have Increased by 2.48 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Olympia's cost of living is 16.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Olympia's population is 50,302 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 48.65 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Olympia is $247,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.38%.
    SCHOOLS
    Olympia public schools spend $11,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20 students per teacher in Olympia.

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  8/21/2016
Looking to move to Washington...help?

Hey so im looking to move to washington ive been researching alot and im having trouble. Im moving from southern cali to there at the begining of the new year. Me... (Read More)

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  1/16/2016
Great Recreation Opportunities

Nice trail around Capital lake and close to western chehalis trail. Views of Mt. Rainier and close to puget sound. 1.5 hours from seattle.... (Read More)

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  9/1/2015
The eye of Washington

Olympia is one of those cities that grows on you, if you lived in a big city and are planning to move to "Oly" it will take some time to adjust. I was wrong about Oly,... (Read More)

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