Taking a walking tour of the South Capitol neighborhood of Olympia WA is a walk through Olympia’s history.
The South Capitol neighborhood is what is says – it is just south of the Capitol building and campus. Residents are not only close to the Capitol but they can also get to downtown and the waterfront very easily.
Why people love to call this neighborhood home.
The South Capitol neighborhood with its tree-lined streets and sidewalks, architecture that is reminiscent of “grandma’s house,” the extensive gardens and landscaping, and the semi-urban feel attract many buyers to this area. Take a look at this video and you’ll see some of the grand homes, the gardens and even the quirky side of the South Capitol neighborhood!
The South Capitol neighborhood was designated a National Register Historic District in 1991. When you walk through this neighborhood, you’ll notice round bronze plaques on some of the homes, identifying them as historic homes. The oldest home in the neighborhood was built in 1878, located at 202 East 21st Street. Other homes were owned by prominent business people and politicians, and were built in the early 1900s.
For a self-guided tour of 40 of the historic homes selected by the Olympia Heritage Commission, check out this link for the map and brief history of each home. Here is my walking tour of the South Capitol neighborhood I did in the summer.
If you are interesting in making the South Capitol neighborhood your home, contact me today. I look forward to helping you make this dream a reality!