Photo courtesy of Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau
Olympia isn’t just the capital of Washington state: It’s a family-friendly enclave offering up a great food scene, thriving arts & culture community, outdoor recreation, and affordable homes.
Here are a few reasons why you should make Olympia your home.
Legit foodie scene.
Mobile wood-fired pizza from Stone Creek Wood Fired Pizza? Tasty sandwiches at the Fifth Avenue Sandwich Shop? Or maybe head to the Iron Rabbit for a bacon and gorgonzola burger with a side of garlic fries? Yes, please!
Thriving center for fine arts & culture.
Film, theater, and fine arts are represented and supported by venues like The Olympia Film Society - who will be hosting their 32nd annual Olympia Film Festival from November 6-15, 2015 - and the Washington Center for the Performing Arts which hosts both local and global performances.
The kids aren’t left out of the scene with the option to visit the Hands-On Children’s Museum. Their mission is to stimulate “curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups.”
Year-round farmer's market.
Fresh, local produce is just a way of life, and one that’s supported by the year-round Olympia Farmer’s Market.
Local vendors sell everything from artisan foods like Olykraut (Olympia-based gourmet Sauerkraut producer), fresh baked bread from Blue Heron Bakery, and eat-in restaurant options for a bite while you shop.
Olympia has over 900 acres of park land. That’s a lot of outdoor space. Most notable is Priest Point Park which offers opportunities to spot fox, deer, marine life or all of the above.
Interested in moving to Olympia? Have more suggestions for things to do in the area? Write a comment or message me below!