As the capital of the state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County, Olympia enjoys probably the most prestigious position of any city in the state. It is the largest city in the County and together with the contiguous cities of Lacey and Tumwater has a population of over 80,000.
Olympia is located at the southernmost point of Puget Sound and is a very scenic area with an abundance of affordable salt waterfront as well as lake front properties. The proximity of Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, and the Olympic Mountains create wonderful views from many locations around the County.
Considerable attention is given to parks, recreations areas, museums, and historical sites which along with the purity of the air and water makes for an exciting, healthy and active lifestyle.
Located only one hour's drive from Seattle, Olympia is close enough to take advantage of the cultural activities, major league sports, etc., that are available in one of the nation's largest and most beautiful cities. All this while being one of the most affordable areas for real estate in Western Washington.