Olympia prides itself as being the capital of Washington State. Located 60 miles south of Seattle and Bellevue, Olympia is known for being a cultural hub, center of state government, and a popular destination for travelers on their way to the ocean. Many people pass through Olympia on their way to beach towns like Ocean Shores, and residents like the size of the town: you have all that you need without the “big city” congestion. That being said, traffic on I-5 is not anything to take lightly. Commuting in and out of Olympia can be grueling, especially because the city attracts so many out-of-town workers due to it’s large government workforce.
Fun Facts About Olympia
- Olympia is currently the the 22nd largest city in the State of Washington.
- According to the latest Census data taken in 2010, Olympia is home to 46,478 residents.
- Physical size: About 20 square miles.
- Famous landmarks: Capitol State Forest, Priest Point Park, Percival Landing.
- Olympia is known for having multiple Artesian aquifers. Yeah, we didn’t know what those were either. See here for more.