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Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a joint military base which includes the former Fort Lewis Army base and the former McChord Air Force base. The two bases were merged in February 2010 after 60 years of separate operations. The joint base is home to Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility which houses minimum and medium sercurity prisoners from all U.S. Armed Forces’ branches. The base also houses Madigan Army Medical Center for all active-military healthcare needs. Traveling to the area by train will bring travelers into the nearest Amtrak station near Olympia-Lacey, Washington, known as Centennial Station. Bus service is provided by the Intercity Transit which has connections to other nearby transit services including Pierce Transit. If arriving by plane, the nearest major airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which services domestic and international flights. Accessing the base by car can be done via Interstate 5 which passes directly by the main gate at Fort Lewis. Homes in the area range from $100K to $170k for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Apartments for rent in the neighborhood start at a monthly rate of $850 and up depending on the number of bedrooms needed. Homes for rent are also available at a monthly rate of $1000 and up. Nearby amenities includes two banks and three credit unions all within 2 miles of the base. Post office and specialty service shops such as a cleaners and a launderette are within 2-3 miles of Fort Lewis as well. Fast-food establishments such as Blimpie’s and Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits are available as well.
The Olympia economy is largely government-based employment by either the military base or the capital building and other surrounding political offices. The town is largely based in cultural centers and performing arts venues as well including the Capital Playhouse, the Olympia Little Theater and the Harlequin Productions Company. The school district is home to 18 schools including 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools. Olympia also offers online high school programs and private elementary schools. Colleges in the area include The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and St. Martin’s University.