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Living in Olympia

Olympia has an average Walk Score of 38 with 46,478 residents.

Olympia has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

The most walkable Olympia neighborhoods are Downtown, Eastside and Upper Eastside.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Olympia, WA

Olympia is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Olympia Film Society

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Olympia Film Society

Most errands require a car in Olympia.

Olympia Apartments for Rent

Olympia Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 75 55 75 2,243
2 Eastside 59 42 74 2,405
3 Upper Eastside 56 39 76 802
4 Carlyon North 55 37 57 834
5 South Capitol 55 45 53 957
6 South Westside 53 42 50 4,291
7 Northwest Olympia 47 38 55 2,781
8 North East 33 31 54 4,149
9 Cain Road 18 25 48 1,667

Eating & Drinking

There are about 315 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Olympia.

People in Olympia can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Painted Plate

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Traditions Fair Trade

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thumbnail for Heritage ParkLocated right in the heart of downtown, this small park is often filled with local youth making music or playing frisbee.

Whitney Rosita Raines
on Heritage Park

Transit Score of Olympia, WA

Olympia has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Olympia apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Olympia has some public transportation and about 22 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Olympia on public transit.

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Olympia has about 1 car shares from RelayRides.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Olympia? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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Olympia Film Society

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Olympia Film Society

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YMCA

Bike Score of Olympia, WA

Olympia is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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YMCA

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www.olympiafurnishedhomes.com Furnished Duplex Home

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Rainy Day Records

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www.olympiafurnishedhomes.com Furnished Townhome

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www.olympiafurnishedhomes.com Furnished Duplex Home

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507 - 17th Ave SE Furnished Duplex Home

thumbnail for Intercity TransitThe main hub for all the Olympia busses, you can get pretty much anywhere with Intercity Transit, including Seattle! The bus drivers are some of the nicest in the country.

Whitney Rosita Raines
on Intercity Transit

thumbnail for Bearded Lady Food CoThis intimate restaurant was spawned from a local couple who got their start baking goods to sell at other restaurants and stores in town. After much success, they decided to open a store front which has grown from weekend nights only to now serving breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. They come up with some incredible concoctions sure to please any taste buds.

Whitney Rosita Raines
on Bearded Lady Food Co

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507 - 17th Ave SE Furnished Duplex Home

Photo of 507 - 17th Ave SE Furnished Duplex Home in Olympia

507 - 17th Ave SE Furnished Duplex Home

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Ricardo's Restaurant

thumbnail for Capitol Lake ParkThis is a great place to go for a stroll or have a picnic lunch. Also the site of Lake Fair in July.

Whitney Rosita Raines
on Capitol Lake Park

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