Love where you live
Olympia, the capital of the state of Washington, is a city that is known for its local arts and music scene (fun fact: the riot grrrl group Sleater-Kinney formed in Oly). The city has appeared in lists for the top 100 best places to live in the U.S. and after you spend an afternoon downtown, you’ll understand why. Local shops, restaurants, waterfront parks and a year-round farmers’ market are located in a very walkable downtown neighborhood.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Capitol Theater and Olympia Family Theater are among the cultural gems that call Olympia home. In addition to performing arts and theater, local restaurants and shops abound. In fact, local graduates with culinary arts degrees own more than 30 percent of the city’s restaurants.
When you live downtown Olympia, you have access to local food, art, culture and more.