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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 246 Independent Living communities in Olympia and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Olympics West Retirement Inn

929 Trosper Rd, Tumwater, WA 98512

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Olympic West Retirement Inn is an inviting, home-like community located in Tumwater, WA — not far from the state capitol of Olympia. We offer a full range of choices in our Homestead, Independent, and Assisted Living apartments. At Olympics West, you will find a wide range of amenities,...

Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community

4532 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503

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Bonaventure of Woodland is a luxury senior living community in Lacey, WA, offering personalized independent living, assisted living, and memory care programs. It’s our goal to help each of our guests experience retirement perfected, which is why we’ve carefully built communities to help you feel...

Bonaventure of Lacey Senior Living

4528 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503

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Looking for an exceptional senior living community?Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we callRetirement Perfected™Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is good...

Capital Place

700 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest, Olympia, WA 98502

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Capital Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Perched on the southernmost tip of the great Puget Sound, Capital Place is built at the base of the Black Hills and Capital Forest. You'll love the natural beauty of the region and all of the unique sights and...

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The Firs

426 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506

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Select apartments from $1,900* per month.The Firs is an ideal community for active seniors on the go located in the Washington state capital. Our stunning location sits right on the edge of a beautiful forest and borders the Chehalis-Western Trail yet within minutes of St. Peter's Hospital. We...

Brookdale Olympia East

616 Lilly Road Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506

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You worked hard, raised a family and earned a rewarding retirement. You spent decades taking care of others. Now, it’s your turn. You deserve a  lifestyle upgrade awaiting you at our community, where you can do more than live longer — you can live better. Our community offers independent living...

Reserve at Lacey

6110 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

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Fieldstone Cooper Point Olympia

810 Fieldstone Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502

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Affinity at Olympia

4701 7th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98502

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At Affinity at Olympia we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1,345, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

Affinity at Lacey

6950 Birdseye Avenue NE, Lacey, WA 98516

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Exciting news!! Affinity at Lacey is now offering virtual tours!At Affinity at Lacey, we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1,463, which includes everything: utilities,...

Revel Lacey

211 Hoh St SE, Lacey, WA 98516

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INDEPENDENT LIVING, REIMAGINEDRevel Lacey is reimagining independent living in a vibrant community where personalized experiences meet comfortable living. A place where good food and good friends go hand-in-hand, and fun is never far from home. Here, you’ll laugh, learn, and make some of the best...

Patriots Landing

1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont, WA 98327

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Outside the main entrance to Patriots Landing Retirement Community near Puget Sound, WA, fly the flags of the U.S. Army, the Air Force, The U.S. Navy, and the Marine Corps. In a nod to those who have served our county, Patriots Landing was initially designed exclusively for retired and former...

Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

215 Killion Road Northwest, Yelm, WA 98597

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Prestige Senior Living Rosemont (AR) Yelm, WA Prestige Senior Living Rosemont offers senior independent and assisted living in the small town of Yelm, WA. Yelm retains its small town charm yet is within a reasonable commute distance of both Olympia and Tacoma for medical appointments or...

Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

900 W Alpine Way, Shelton, WA 98584

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Comfortable Environment Alpine Way in Shelton, Wash., is a great place for senior citizens to live in a comfortable environment with assistance from professionals. Elderly residents can choose from an assortment of living styles or services depending on their individual needs. Senior living...

Bridgeport Place

5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98467

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We’re asked to wear a lot of hats in life like loving husband, model employee, and supportive parent, but one of the most challenging roles to fill is caregiver. Caregivers are often forced to walk fine lines, lines like being available to keep an eye on their dad in case he takes another fall,...

Stillwaters Colonial Residence

2700 Colonial Dr, Centralia, WA 98531

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Colonial ResidenceAffordable Assisted Living Apartments for SeniorsSimply put, life at Colonial Residence is life well lived in a safe and secure environment. From the smiling, caring staff who always know your name to the friendly neighbors who you will feel right at home with. Colonial...

The Village Senior Living

4707 South Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA 98466

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The Village Senior Living offers expansive common areas, large apartments and an array of services & amenities for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Our community is four stories with apartments on the first three floors dedicated to assisted living and personal care services...

Weatherly Inn-Tacoma

6016 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406

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Weatherly Inn-Tacoma is an assisted living community located on the shore of Horsehead Bay in the city of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Walking distance from Point Defiance Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Weatherly Inn-Tacoma residents and visitors have easy access to excellent daily...

Gig Harbor Court

3213 45th Street Court NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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At Gig Harbor Court, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Gig Harbor is located in the Pacific Northwest, and is surrounded by several parks, with a historic a waterfront as well as boutiques and fine dining, making...

Brookdale Allenmore

2010 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

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Brookdale Allenmore-Independent Living Community is idyllically located close to shopping, medical centers, therapy, eye and dental facilities and yet has a lush green belt to the west for quiet, peaceful enjoyment. A seasoned devoted staff will great and welcome you. The sense of friendliness...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Olympia, WA

Welcome to Olympia, WA, the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. With endless views of the coastlines, mountains, and forests of gorgeous Washington state, Olympia is a unique, mid-sized city with something for everyone.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Olympia, Washington are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Olympia retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Olympia, WA

In 2019, the median monthly cost of independent living in Olympia was about $2,400 in the city proper and $2,700 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Washington was around $2,600.


Learn More About Olympia, WA

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Olympia is considered cheaper than the national average and the city enjoys relatively low costs for necessities such as food and clothing.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing859784778884

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$71,880 per year$41,354 per year$56,604 per year$33,158 per year$50,231 per year$3,363 per year$866 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Olympia include:

Capital Medical Center

  • Facility type: Proprietary acute care
  • Bed count: 100+
  • Specialties: Primary care, emergency services, specialty care clinics

Providence Saint Peter Hospital

  • Facility type: Faith-based acute care
  • Bed count: 390+
  • Specialties: Cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopedic care

Mason General Hospital

  • Facility type: Governmental critical access district
  • Bed count: 25+
  • Specialties: Emergency services, cancer care, diabetes care, diagnostic imaging

Weather and Climate

Olympia’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, which means that the city experiences dry, warm summers and cool, wet winters. Olympia is noted for receiving lots of rain, especially during the winter months. The summers in Olympia are best spent outside as the weather is extremely pleasant and sunny. The average humidity level is 79%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 91%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum38°F44°F32°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum63°F76°F50°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 90

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 50.8″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3917.1%53,5632,947.7 per square mile2.2

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)1.1%7.3%2.8%8.4%0.4%4.5%76.5%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Olympia: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Thurston County

DemocraticRepublicanOther53.2%37.8%00.0%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The heartbeat of Olympia can be felt throughout the city, but especially on the Capitol Campus in historic downtown Olympia. Due to its unique geographic location between the fresh waters of the Deschutes River and the salt water of Puget Sound, Olympia is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna, which, along with stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range, can be enjoyed in more than 40 public parks throughout the city.

Historic downtown Olympia bears the feeling of a hardworking, 19th-century port town, peppered with the upscale, present-day modernities. When visiting downtown, one can enjoy legendary sites like the Old Capitol Building — the location of Olympia’s original capitol building — and Capitol Theater, now home to the Olympia Film Society. In addition, the downtown district is home to Percival Landing, a four-acre park situated in Budd Inlet. The park prides itself in having numerous picnic areas and works of public art and picnic areas, along with being the home of the annual Wooden Boat Festival.

One cannot visit Olympia without paying a visit to the Washington State Capitol Building, located on the Capitol Campus along with several other government buildings. This area overlooks Capitol Lake and boasts greenspaces, art sculptures, and historical monuments. Other must-see historic sites in Olympia include the Bigelow House Museum — the oldest residence in the city, designed in Carpenter Gothic style — and the Sand Man, a century-old tugboat turned museum.

Transportation

When it comes to getting around, Olympia has a vast network of bus routes, known as Intercity Transit, connecting the near and far neighborhoods of the city. In January 2020, the city introduced the five-year Zero-Fare program, which means all Intercity Transit bus services require no paid fare for five years. If traveling outside of the Intercity Transit service region, seniors are eligible for discounted fares in the Puget Sound area, Seattle’s King County area, and others.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Washington

There are 20 independent living facilities near Olympia, Washington. See the full list.

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