Life in Washington State - Made To Order For Lovers Of The Outdoors!

Industry Observer

Living in Olympia, WA, I fully appreciate being in the midst of an entire state full of natural beauty and opportunities to be outside enjoying it - year round.

Olympia has a pretty great location, being at the foot of the South Sound area of Puget Sound, with Budd Inlet providing a waterfront location for restaurants, events, strolling along admiring boats of all types, sizes and vintages.  The snow topped Olympics provide a frame in the distance, with the Capitol Building looming tall in the opposite direction.


The outdoor beauty of Olympia

There are also several peninsulas fingering out into the sound and providing many locations for waterfront living, or recreation in various parks.  Besides the saltwater, there are many, many lakes - some where jet skis and water skiing provide summer time fun, and others where the boating speed restrictions ensure a quiet enjoyment of nature.

From Olympia, it is approximately one hour's trip west to the ocean, with plenty of beachcombing and sandy fun.

Or travel an hour to the east and you are in the mountains, with camping, hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, and a chance to get into the wilds.

Although the rainy winter climate of Olympia makes newcomers think that the outdoor activity time is restricted to summer, they quickly learn that in Washington, living outside is a year round passion for many.  Bicycling, running, walking, kayaking and more - people are happy to continue their fun in the misty, "almost" rain that is a typical fall/winter occurrence. 

Whatever you like best to do outdoors, you will likely find Olympia, Washington to be a beautiful place to do it (or it will be only about an hour away).

Come to visit - but don't be surprised if you fall in love, and decide to stay!  I did.



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Comments (5)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

You live in a totally beautiful area...loved your write-up!

Oct 22, 2013 01:18 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Thanks Li! I know you also live in a pretty special & beautiful area - we're both lucky!
Oct 22, 2013 01:35 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Nancy, your illustration certainly drives home the beauty of your area, further endorsed by your words. Anyone thinking of moving to Olympia/Thurston County, WA will be persuaded by this post and should call you for more information.

Oct 22, 2013 01:45 AM
Corey Lee Miner
Keller Williams Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, UT

I lived in Washington State for 30 years and loved it there.  Olympia is certainly one of the great areas.  Thanks for sharing.  Made me think of home 

Oct 22, 2013 01:49 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Thanks Kathy!  I do truly love living here, and showing off the community to people considering relocating is one of my very favorite things.

Thank you Corey!  Hope you get to come back this way for a visit one of these days.

Oct 23, 2013 09:59 AM