This neighborhood is near and dear to my heart because as a teenager, I walked up and down the hills delivering the Lake City Journal Newspaper to the residents.
The Olympic Hills neighborhood has peaks and valleys surrounding a steeper slope north to south and is located east of 15th Avenue NE, south of NE 145th, west of 30th Avenue NE and north of NE 125th.
The community is very quiet and a caring residential spot with a few businesses along the edge. On 15th Avenue northeast, across from the Jackson Park golf course is the Caroline Tavern, a friendly place to stop for after golf beverages. Other buildings include an elementary school, a church, a bank, and the library.
West of the hill sit many 1950's rambler style concrete block houses. On the hill and east are several charming homes. Built mostly in the 1950's and some as early as 1926, there are a few newly built townhouses as well.