homes for sale: South Olympia Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:12 AM
Here is the South Olympia Market Update for October 2013 (area 448 on the map below).
South Olympia is a desirable part of Thurston County.  Many residents covet the Olympia School District, especially Olympia High School.  There are residents in this area who belong to the Tumwater School District. South Olympians have lots of sidewalks and biking paths, and many enjoy the amenities of the YMCA, which has an indoor swimming pool.  South Olympia offers a mix of new construction, mid-century as well as vintage homes.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for South Olympia are up slightly - just over 2% - from last year … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tumwater Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:10 AM
Here is the Tumwater Market Update for October 2013 (area 443 on the map below).
Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5.  Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.  Most residents are in the Tumwater School District. Tumwater offers a mix of new construction, condos/townhomes and vintage homes.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot:    
Average home prices for Tumwater are up slightly - just under 2% - from last year at this time.  This area is in line with what Thurston County has experienced.  Thurston County overall has seen incremental home … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Boston Harbor Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:09 AM
Here is the Boston Harbor Market Update for October 2013 (area 445 on the map below).
Boston Harbor is a desirable area of Thurston County and offers residents lots of waterfront activities including Priest Point Park and Boston Harbor Marina as well as a direct route to downtown Olympia.  Most residents are in the Olympia School District and the North Thurston School District.  Boston Harbor has a mix of waterfront homes and condos, mid-century and vintage homes.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot:   
Average home prices for Boston Harbor are up slightly - 1.3% - from last year at this time.  Thurston County overall has seen incremental … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Lacey / Hawks Prairie Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:07 AM
Here is the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie Market Update for October 2013 (area 446 on the map below).
North Lacey is a fast-developing part of the county, with lots of residential and commercial new construction, the completion of Cabella's, and other major retailers coming soon.  This area is preferred for northward I-5 commuters as one of the northern-most I-5 exit 111 in Thurston County is easily accessed here.  North Lacey offers lots to do with several golf courses (one interspersed between Jubilee, a high-end 55+ community), Tolmie State Park, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and the newer Regional Athletic Complex with … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Olympia Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:05 AM
Here is the North Olympia Market Update for October 2013 (area 447 on the map below).
North Olympia beckons home-dwellers who are inspired by vintage homes, some of which are on the Historic Registry.  This area includes the Capitol area, downtown Olympia and East Olympia hill.  Homes in this area range from the majestic homes of Olympia's original pioneers to the more modest homes built for the pioneering sawmill and port workers.  Some homes offer water and Capitol views, and many residents enjoy being able to walk to the Capitol, downtown Olympia and the waterfront.  Many residents in this area are in the Olympia … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Delphi / Black Hills Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:04 AM
Here is the Delphi / Black Hills Market Update for October 2013 (area 442 on the map below).
Delphi / Black Hills residents are in an area of homes on larger parcels of land.  Buyers can find their coveted horse properties here!  There are also some high end neighborhoods including Field of Dreams and Cougar Ridge.  This area also includes part of the Capitol State Forest.  Many residents in this area are in the Tumwater School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for Delphi / Black Hills are up 13% (!) from last year at this time.  Thurston County overall has seen … (0 comments)

homes for sale: East Olympia Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:01 AM
Here is the East Olympia Market Update for October 2013 (area 449 on the map below).
East Olympians enjoy a variety of home choices - from the gated golf community of Indian Summer to larger parcels suitable for horses to a mix of both worlds!  Residents enjoy biking and walking on the Chehalis-Western Trail, Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm, and floating down the Deschutes River on a hot summer day.  Many residents in this area are in the North Thurston School District and Tumwater School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for East Olympia are up over 5% (!) from last year … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Lacey Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:59 AM
Here is the Lacey Market Update for October 2013 (area 450 on the map below).
Lacey residents take pride in their town!  The city sponsors many events throughout the year to promote a sense of community with events such as the Lacey Spring Fun Fair at Saint Martin's campus, the Lacey farmer's market in the summer, as well as the Mushroom Festival in July!  There is a mix of new construction and mid-century homes in Lacey, and most residents in the area are in the North Thurston School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for Lacey are holding steady.  This part … (0 comments)

homes for sale: East Lacey Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:57 AM
Here is the East Lacey Market Update for October 2013 (area 451 on the map below).
Lacey residents take pride in their town!  The city sponsors many events throughout the year to promote a sense of community with events such as the Lacey Spring Fun Fair at Saint Martin's campus, the Lacey farmer's market in the summer, as well as the Mushroom Festival in July!  Neighborhoods include the desirable McAllister Park, Evergreen Heights, Tanglewilde and The Seasons. There is a mix of new construction and mid-century homes in Lacey, and most residents in the area are in the North Thurston School District.
 
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homes for sale: Southeast Thurston County Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:55 AM
Here is the Southeast Thurston County Market Update for October 2013 (area 452 on the map below).
Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake and Sunwood Lake.  Residents in this area can also get larger parcels for horses, new construction, and late-century homes. Many residents are in the North Thurston School District and Yelm School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for Southeast Thurston County are holding steady.  This stability is part of the recovery process, and as other parts of the county are seeing, Southeast Thurston County is poised to see an … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Yelm / Rainier Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:53 AM
Here is the Yelm / Rainier Market Update for October 2013 (area 453 on the map below).
Yelm / Rainier not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, not only has the best Mexican restaurant (Tacos Gaby) but also offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia.  The Nisqually tribe and casino are located in Yelm, and the name Yelm is a Salish Indian word that means "heat waves from the sun."  Many residents are in the Rainier School District and Yelm School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for Yelm / Rainier have done very well this year and have turned … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tenino / Bucoda Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:50 AM
Here is the Tenino / Bucoda Market Update for October 2013 (area 454 on the map below).
Tenino is located Southeast of Olympia off of Old Highway 99. There is some dispute how Tenino got its name; some say it is from a Native American word meaning "junction" or "meeting place;" others say it was named after the railroad engine numbered 10-9-0.
Bucoda is just south of Tenino.  Bucoda's name is clearly documented.  It was named after three men in the town's mining business: James Buckley, Samuel Coulter and John David.  Bucoda was the location of the territory's penitentiary in the late … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Rochester WA Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 07:46 AM
Here is the Rochester WA Market Update for October 2013 (area 455 on the map below).
Rochester, WA is located in the southernmost part of Thurston County, and is best known for its Scandinavian heritage celebrations.  Rochester is also the home to the Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casino operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.  Rochester features farming parcels as well as vintage homes in the downtown area.  Many residents of these towns are in the Rochester School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot: 
Average home prices for Rochester saw over a 5% (!) increase over last year at this time.  This is a … (0 comments)

 
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