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Best Places To Live Near Downtown, Olympia, WA

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  • Downtown, Olympia, WA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 2,716
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • University Place, WA
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km 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: 2.0mi / 3.2km away
  • Population: 1,331
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  • Springfield, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.4km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Mapleview, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.9mi / 4.6km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Woodard Glen, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.6mi / 4.3km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Newport, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.3km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Springwood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Castlewood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.4mi / 3.9km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Briarwood, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.5mi / 4.1km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • The Birches, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.5mi / 4.1km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • North End, Tacoma, WA
  • Neighborhood: 25.3mi / 40.7km away
  • Population: 24,051
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  • DuPont, WA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km 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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  • Fircrest, WA
  • City: 22.0mi / 35.5km away
  • Population: 6,660
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  • South Capitol, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.2mi / 2.0km away
  • Population: 759
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  • Lacey, WA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.6km away
  • Population: 45,644
  • I moved to Lacey, WA about three years ago from the busy city of Atlantic City, NJ. I made the move because of a job, but once I arrived in the city, I started to rethink that decision. This is a small…[read more]
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  • Steilacoom, WA
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.9km away
  • Population: 6,175
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  • Nottingham, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 168
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  • Wollochet, WA
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.8km away
  • Population: 6,386
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  • North Fort Lewis, WA
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.5km away
  • Population: 3,924
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  • Tumwater, WA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.7km 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: 20.3mi / 32.7km 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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  • Olympia, WA
  • City: 0.3mi / 0.6km away
  • 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]
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  • Ruston, WA
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.5km away
  • Population: 969
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  • Rainier, WA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km 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: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 3,181
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  • Artondale, WA
  • City: 21.2mi / 34.1km 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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  • Holiday Hills, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 166
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  • Tanglewilde, WA
  • City: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 6,326
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  • West End, Tacoma, WA
  • Neighborhood: 23.5mi / 37.8km 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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  • Herron Island, WA
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 67
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  • Fox Island, WA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 3,829
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  • Porter, WA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 221
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  • Eastside, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.0mi / 1.6km away
  • Population: 2,184
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  • Indian Creek, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.6mi / 2.5km away
  • Population: 509
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  • North East, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.2mi / 1.9km away
  • Population: 2,795
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  • Rochester, WA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 2,912
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  • Governor Stevens, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.7mi / 2.7km away
  • Population: 111
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  • Raft Island, WA
  • City: 22.3mi / 35.9km away
  • Population: 342
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  • East Bay Drive, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 0.8mi / 1.4km away
  • Population: 124
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  • Carlyon-North, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.9mi / 3.1km away
  • Population: 501
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  • Ketron Island, WA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 0
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  • South Westside, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.3mi / 2.2km away
  • Population: 3,957
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  • South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
  • Neighborhood: 22.8mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 25,639
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  • Bigelow Highlands, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 0.8mi / 1.2km away
  • Population: 979
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  • Prairie Heights, WA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 4,433
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  • Upper Eastside, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 1.3mi / 2.1km away
  • Population: 748
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  • The Woods, Olympia, WA
  • Neighborhood: 2.0mi / 3.1km away
  • Population: 80
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  • Home, WA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.7km away
  • Population: 1,531
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  • Tenino, WA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 1,744
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  • McCleary, WA
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 2,169

Listed above are the best places to live in Downtown, Olympia, WA for 2020. 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 - Downtown, Olympia, WA, followed by the best places to live near Downtown, Olympia, WA, sorted by Livability Score.

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