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-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population


-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.


Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound See Local Real Estate
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City: Olympia
Zip Codes: 98501, 98502, ... 3 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Olympia

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Olympia's cost of living is 16.40% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Olympia's Cost of Living
    Olympia's population is 50,302 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 48.65 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Olympia is $247,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.38%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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It's a good time to buy in Olympia. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Olympia Real Estate.
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Looking to move to

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)



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)



Mixed Bag

This city is exposed to four different seasons. Being close to water, it gets more fog than cities away from it. Overall, it makes for a interesting place to... (Read More)



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