Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA 24805

Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA

View from the Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia

Located in the heart of the city, the Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA is a great place to call home. Vibrant colors, active residents, and diversity of styles are some of the things that make living in the Eastside Neighborhood appealing. Many long time Olympia residents are flocking to the neighborhood for its accessibility to downtown. A short walk, bike ride, or bus ride and you find yourself plugged into everything Olympia.

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History

The Eastside Neighborhood Association website offers a brief history of this historic neighborhood. They write:

"Originally separated from downtown Olympia by the waters of a tidal slough, this district was first known as “Swantown” after Scottish immigrant John Swan who settled here in 1850. Early east side development consisted mainly of small household farms and orchards. More homes and business followed, especially after electric streetcars began running up Fourth Avenue in 1892. By 1911 the Swantown Slough had been filled, connecting the east side directly to downtown."

Housing

There is an eclectic mix of architectural styles in the Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA. Charming bungalows and craftsman classics make up a majority of the homes but you can likely find just about any style you desire.

In 2009, the average home in the Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA sold for $222,158. It featured on average 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 1483 square feet of living space. Homes ranged in year built from 1901 all the way to 2000. The highest sale was $370,000, while the low was $145,000. The average price per square foot for all sales was $157.81.

Homes For Sale in the Eastside Neighborhood of Olympia, WA

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