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Best Places To Live In Olympia, WA

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  • Olympia, WA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 49,608
  • I took my family to Olympia, Washington for a weekend getaway, we had a blast. I would highly recommend anyone to visit the city. There was so much for us to do in Olympia, unfortunately we were only…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Mapleview, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.9mi / 4.7km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Springfield, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Woodard Glen, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.4km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Newport, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Springwood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.9mi / 4.7km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Castlewood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Briarwood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.3mi / 3.6km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • The Birches, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.3mi / 3.6km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • University Place, WA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 32,342
  • I always reveled in the small town feel when living in University Place Washington. The thriving city has a population of over 31,000 and was named for its private liberal arts school, the University of…[read more]
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  • Cain Road, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.7mi / 2.7km away
  • Population: 1,331
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  • Fircrest, WA
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 6,660
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  • Holiday Hills, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: 166
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  • North End, Tacoma, WA
  • Neighborhood: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • Population: 24,051
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  • Raft Island, WA
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.3km away
  • Population: 342
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  • DuPont, WA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 9,224
  • Dupont is the best and safest community to live in if you are planning on moving to Washington State and being close to a military installation. It is also very costly because you can't beat the safety,…[read more]
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  • South Capitol, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 0.9mi / 1.5km away
  • Population: 759
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  • Lacey, WA
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 45,644
  • If you want to / have to live anywhere between Olympia & Tacoma, Lacey would be ok. I've lived in the area about 5 years. In that 5 ears the entire area from Olympia to Tacoma has seen a HUGE uptick in…[read more]
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  • Steilacoom, WA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 6,175
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  • Wollochet, WA
  • City: 22.4mi / 36.1km away
  • Population: 6,386
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  • Nottingham, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: 168
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  • North Fort Lewis, WA
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.5km away
  • Population: 3,924
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  • Ruston, WA
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • Population: 969
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  • Tumwater, WA
  • City: 3.8mi / 6.2km away
  • Population: 21,684
  • I loved living in Tumwater, WA when I was going to school. It was a very short drive from Olympia, a big college town. It also has a very large native american population because the tribe land is there,…[read more]
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  • Fort Lewis, WA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 13,378
  • Home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, Washington is a classic military town boasting a strong Army and Air Force presence. I love living in Fort Lewis because of its strong commitment to…[read more]
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  • Rainier, WA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 2,138
  • My daughter bought her home in Rainier...The rails to trails track is great as are the parks in the area..you can walk to the cookie shop for morning coffee or the local service station which has Chinese…[read more]
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  • McChord AFB, WA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 3,181
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  • Artondale, WA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 13,506
  • Such a wonderful place to call home! If you haven't heard of a little town called Artondale, I'll be the first to tell you it's a true hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest! Living in Artondale has been a…[read more]
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  • West End, Tacoma, WA
  • Neighborhood: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 26,425
  • Tacoma's West End is an ideal location for living in the city. West Enders have close access to Puget Sound waters and parks and many of the 1950-1990's homes have gorgeous water views. Many of the…[read more]
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  • Fox Island, WA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 3,829
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  • Tanglewilde, WA
  • City: 5.5mi / 8.8km away
  • Population: 6,326

Listed above are the best places to live in Olympia, WA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Olympia, WA, followed by the best places to live near Olympia, WA, sorted by Livability Score.

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