Olympia, WA

Olympia is the capital city of the state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. It has a current population of 42,000 people and was home to the Olympia Beer Brewing Company until 2003. The city is home to the Evergreen State College which offers programs in music and the arts. With the college nearby, the city is now home to many talented artists. Located just 22 miles from the Fort Lewis Army Base, Olympia offers a thriving community for those looking to relocate to the area.

Homes for sale in the area start at $189,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental properties such as apartments are also available starting at a monthly rent of $590. For those visitors looking for temporary lodging, local hotels such as the Quality Inn and the Best Western Tumwater Inn offer accommodations including high speed internet access and complimentary breakfasts. Nightly rates start at $70.

Local attractions include the Olympic Flight Museum which offers vintage aircraft exhibits. The museum is located at the Olympia Regional Airport and even offers virtual tours of the insides of the aircraft. The facility is now open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is also nearby and offers 3,000 acres of wetlands and marshlands which are nesting areas for a variety of migratory birds. Also nearby is the Red Wind Casino which offers table gaming and slot machines with all the favorite casino games.

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