Olympia, Washington State’s Capital and home of the Governor’s mansion, is located at the southern part of Puget Sound. Olympia was named the capital in 1853 and Washington was the 42nd state to enter the union in 1889. Downtown Olympia has restaurants, over 450 independent business and 1900 residents. Close by is Washington’s military base JBLM. Located in the heart of Thurston County, Olympia has and abundance of local bakeries, restaurants, walking trails, stores, parks, Bed & Breakfast and let’s not forget the snow-capped Mt Rainier! Fantastic views and just a short drive to Paradise at the base of the mountain.
There are a wide variety of different housing options in Olympia for all ages, from older historical homes to new housing and apartment developments. Olympia also has over thirty-two 55+ housing options for independent lifestyles, assisted living, and memory care. From luxury apartments and condos at places such as Affinity Olympia, LARC, and The Firs to the single-story homes of Cooper Point Village and Yauger Park Villas, there’s a home and community for all needs and lifestyles. On top of that, most will offer graduated care for aging in place, meals, activities, transportation, and socialization!
With lakes for fishing, walking trails, and parks, Olympia offers a lot of options for outdoor recreation, with over 8 parks alone in just downtown. The city encourages bicycling and features 32 miles of bike lanes and 10 miles of trails within the City. How about walking? It is the most popular in Olympia for recreation. Do you like performing Arts? Nightlife, parades and festivals – you will find those activities in Olympia and surround areas of Thurston County. Visit Anthony’s Homeport – with fresh seafood, and Farmers Market. Just sit and relax by the marina and enjoy lunch and refreshments. Olympia’s center has activities, classes, recreation, and is also home to the Senior Center.
Would you like to explore homes in Olympia? Need assistance with downsizing or just new to the area? Give us a call! At 55+ Real Estate Services, we have a team of professionals that can help with your housing options and your transition or relocation!