Population: 46,478

Living in Olympia, Washington:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Olympia, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Olympia what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Olympia is a great city, however, it rains almost everyday. Occasionally, the sun will peer from behind the dark clouds, but one can expect a dreary winter. Summers in Olympia are unparalleled; with little humidity and moderate temperatures, Olympia presents an ideal summer. People travel to Olympia from all over the world to experience the outdoor wonders that it has to offer.

Elaina, says: 2020

If moving to Olympia, know it rests on the bottom of the Puget Sound so it is a port town. You should also know that it is a temperate climate. Most importantly, know it rains a lot and can become depressing especially during winter.

Jessica, says: 2020

Olympia, the capital of Washington State, is a Pacific Northwest paradise. The rolling hills and valleys that surround the southern Puget Sound are a perfect backdrop to the sprawling city of Olympia. The architecture, landscape, and natural beauty of the area are astounding. The enchanting nature of the forests and woodlands that envelope the city are akin to scenes from fairy tales.

Though the cost of living in Olympia is significantly lower than it is in larger nearby cities such as Tacoma and Seattle, there is much less to do here. You should not expect an exciting or fast-paced city. Life here is slow and sometimes a bit monotonous.

Auston, says: 2020

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