The community of Lacey sits on the tip of Puget Sound with unparalleled views of majestic Mt. Rainier. Situated next to Olympia, Washington, the state’s capital, Lacey boasts a diverse population and working climate with a robust economy. Shopping is plentiful and the city is arrayed with brand-name establishments that will make any urban-dweller feel right at home.
Olympia, the state capital, is nestled in the shadows of majestic Mt. Rainier. Known for its cultural diversity, it borders both Lacey and Tumwater. Olympia is the perfect blend of a rich, vibrant downtown culture, arts and entertainment and outdoor recreation opportunities. Brand-name shopping is plentiful, as are the abundant dining options. Olympia enjoys the benefit of a stable economy due to large segment of state employment.
With its population of 23,539 (2016 US Census), Tumwater has a rich, diverse tapestry of people while also maintaining its distinct small-town feel where rain and smiles are both abundant. Tumwater was founded in 1845 and is the oldest American settlement in Puget Sound. It’s strategic location conveniently based between Seattle and Portland has carried this community from its first settlers to currently being a vibrant destination for all who love the best of the Evergreen State. Hidden in the shadows of Mt. Rainier, Tumwater boasts the best of the Northwest in its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation.
Centralia is the ideal place to set your roots and find your home. The town, originally named Centerville, got its name because of it’s convenient location directly between Seattle and Portland. It is family-friendly, with appealing amenities for people of all ages. This historic downtown boasts first-class restaurants and quaint antique shops. As a result of the big-name brands at the Centralia Outlet Mall, many locals and tourists alike stop by to enjoy shopping and eating at one of the many dining options.
Chehalis – “Where Business and Lifestyle Meet” is the anthem of the heart of small-town, rural living. It is conveniently located on the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Portland This quaint community is a hub steeped in rich history even as it advances in cutting edge technology. Paying homage to its historical roots, Chehalis is home to a working Vintage Steam Train, Historical Museum and Veteran’s Museum that hosts an annual Civil War Reenactment that is attended by enthusiasts across the country.
The quaint town of Napavine is located just south of Chehalis on the I-5 Corridor. Nestled between Seattle and Portland, it is ideal for commuters who want to maintain the small-town lifestyle while accessing the vocational, dining, shopping and travel options of the nearby urban areas. It is also a popular destination for those wanting a more country lifestyle but still desire the conveniences of the larger metro areas nearby. This blossoming community retains its sense of home-town appeal yet with an eye to expanding its potential along I-5 with the recent annextion of exits 71 and 72.