Olympia Real Estate

    The Olympia area was established thanks to the Hudson’s Bay Company’s nearby Fort Nisqually and Puget Sound Agriculture Company. The discovery of coal boosted the pioneer economy and Olympia served as a terminal for the Cowlitz Trail, the northern extension of the Oregon Trail. Chosen as the territorial capital in 1853, Olympia developed port facilities and a lumber-based economy, augmented by oyster farming, dairying, brewing, and other industries. Located 60 miles south of Seattle and Bellevue, it quickly became a popular destination for travelers on their way to the ocean.

    The sprawling Washington State Capitol campus includes the stately Legislative Building and the 1909 Governor’s Mansion. On the downtown waterfront, Percival Landing Park has a boardwalk and public art. You can also visit the estuary habitat of the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge with more than 200 bird species.

    Olympia School District serves approximately 9400 students with 1200 staff members maintaining 19 different campuses. You can explore each in detail at: osd.wednet.edu.