New Homes for Sale in Olympia, WA
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in amenity-rich, conveniently located communities in Olympia, Washington. LGI Homes exemplifies commitment to service, quality and value, through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists just a short distance from downtown. LGI Homes' new home communities offer the best of both worlds: affordable homeownership, and the vibrancy, attractions and amenities of Greater Olympia.
About Olympia, WA
Located only 60 miles southwest of Seattle, Olympia is the capital city of Washington. The city of Olympia was settled by Europeans in 1846 and has a rich and interesting, albeit somewhat colorful, colonial history. Those looking for houses for sale in Olympia, WA will be pleased to know that the homes in the beautiful city are very affordable when compared to larger cities like Seattle.
While affordability and proximity to Seattle are major draws for people looking at Olympia homes for sale, there are a number of other factors that draw in new residents. Some of those factors include the state of education, the economy, and the relatively low population density for a good-sized city. In 2017, one site called Olympia the fourth-best place to live in the nation, giving the city favorable marks in the areas of amenities, demographics, economy, education, healthcare, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation and infrastructure. In 2017, the population of Olympia was estimated at around 51,609.
People searching for houses for sale in Olympia, WA will be enthused to hear that Olympia offers a number of options for higher education with nearby colleges and schools like Saint Martin’s University, The Evergreen State College, and South Puget Sound Community College. Not surprisingly, the majority of those employed in Olympia work primarily in government positions, as Olympia is the state’s capital. That said, it’s likely that some of the population commutes to work to Seattle and the surrounding areas.
Olympia enjoys a cooler climate with only around 6 days per year getting as hot as 90 degrees fahrenheit, and only around 2 days annually where the temperature is at or below freezing for the entire day. Freezing temperatures, however, are common at night anywhere between October 8th and May 3rd. This means a shortened growing season. Average annual rainfall for Olympia is around 50 inches, higher than that of Seattle by 10 or more inches.
There are a number of houses for sale in Olympia, WA. Some condos are available, and single family homes for sale are also on the market. LGI Homes is happy to show you one of our new home communities in Olympia, WA to see if there may be a fit for you and your family.
Other Olympia, WA Factoids
Some have given Olympia the nickname of “O-town” or “Oly.”
The land area of Olympia is 17.82 square miles.
Olympia is home to a number of beautiful parks and nature conservation areas. Notable parks and conservation areas include Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, Percival Landing Park, Watershed Park, Priest Point Park, Yauger Park, Sunrise Park, and Burfoot Park, Friendly Grove, and Trillium Park. Near Olympia sits the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and the Capitol State Forest.
Artesian wells were the main water source for early settlers in Olympia. As such, emphasis has been placed on preserving the wells and some are still active and regularly visited by Olympia citizens.
Fine arts are a big focus on Olympia. Those who love theater will find there are a number of delightful productions available through many different local theater companies. The Olympia Symphony Orchestra is also a major hit and they put on five to seven annual concerts. The Masterworks Chorale Ensemble also holds regular concerts.
Olympia has reliable public transportation. Award-winning intercity bus transportation, Amtrak along the western coast, and even a regional airport make the transportation scene in Olympia very solid.
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