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The economy of Olympia is small and diverse. It is mainly local businesses providing work with some government entities present due to Olympia being the capital.
Corporate housing in Olympia is mainly purpose-built apartments within upscale neighborhoods and within private developments. All are provided fully furnished and equipped and are maintained ready for use.
Olympia is a small city of just 50,000 people so there isn’t a huge economy here. What there is has been long established and diversified enough to survive whatever life has thrown at it. There is some government here but not as much as in other state capitals.
Major employers in Olympia include the State of Washington, Local government, Federal government, Tribal government, Kaiser Permanente, St. Martin’s University, Group Health Cooperative, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, Conduent and Great Wolf Lodge.
Olympia has a regional airport but it only covers charters. Arrival by air will usually use Seattle-Tacoma airport (SEA) which is a drive northeast of the city.
Rail is run by Amtrak but the station is 8 miles outside of town at Olympia-Lacey at Centennial Station. The Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight both stop at Olympia. There is no local light rail service.
Local buses are run by Intercity Transit and DASH while intercity buses are provided by Greyhound, Intercity Transit, Sound Transit and Rural Transit.
Road arrivals will use I-5 or Highway 101 to arrive and local routes within the city.
Olympia has an usually vibrant music and arts scene that stands out. It offers a range of activities and venues to relax after work and is popular with residents and visitors. The natural beauty of the region means locals like spending time outside when the weather allows too.
Neighborhoods in Olympia include Bigelow, Bigelow Highlands, Briarwood, Burbank, Cain Road, Carlyon-North, Castlewood, Downtown, East Bay Drive, Eastside, Fain Park, Goldcrest, Governor Stevens, Holiday Hills, Indian Creek, Mapleview, Newport, North East, Northwest, Nottingham, South Capitol, South Westside, Springfield, Springwood, The Birches, The Woods, Upper Eastside, Walnut Park, Wellington West, West Bay Drive, Wildbood, Woodard Glen and Woodfield Estates.
Things to see and do in Olympia include Bigelow House Museum, The Evergreen State College, Olympia Marina, Washington State Capitol Building, Budd Bay Charters, Hands On Children’s Museum, Washington Center For The Performing Arts, Wolf Haven International, Olympia Farmer’s Market and the South Sound Wine Trail.