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Exploring the Charm and Convenience of Living in Olympia's Eastside Neighborhood

If you are looking for a neighborhood in Olympia, look no further than the city's Eastside neighborhood. It's a community brimming with charm, from its parks to the local corner restaurants and cafes, not to mention the locally owned grocery store. Each street boasts its character and style, making the neighborhood uniquely inviting.

The Eastside is home to three main parks, each offering its own unique set of amenities that cater to a variety of interests. For sports enthusiasts, there are courts available for basketball and tennis, providing a perfect spot for friendly matches among neighbors. During the summer, your kids can enjoy the splash park, offering a fun and refreshing way to stay cool. Some playgrounds dot the landscape, giving kids a safe space to play and explore. Additionally, one of the parks features a scenic overlook offering breathtaking city views.

Bigelow Park

Bigelow Park, nestled within the historic Bigelow area, spans just under 2 acres and is within walking distance of local homes in the Eastside neighborhood. This quiet park has a playground, picnic areas, and tables, ideal for family gatherings or a leisurely afternoon. The park also features a basketball hoop for those looking to practice their basketball skills and restrooms for your convenience. Looking to enjoy the outdoors on a hot day? The shaded areas are a relaxing spot to unwind at Bigelow Park.

Lions Park

Just east of Bigelow Park lies Lions Park. At 3.72 acres, this park has a lot to offer to the surrounding homes. Visitors can enjoy various amenities, including picnic areas, tables, and shelters. The playground is a highlight for families, providing a safe and engaging space for children to play. The park has open space in the sun and a small wooded area to stay calm. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the basketball court, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits for friendly competition. Conveniently, restrooms are available on-site. Additionally, a small open field offers space for informal activities, and during the warmer months, the splash pad becomes a popular spot for children to cool off and have fun.

Madison Scenic Park

Madison Scenic Park, positioned gracefully on the hillside, offers an unparalleled view of downtown and the capitol building, making it a cherished spot among the community. This park doesn't feature playgrounds but is perfect for walking your dog and ending your walk with a stunning cityscape panorama.

Culinary Delights in Every Corner

Living in the Eastside neighborhood is a treat for foodies and those who appreciate the culinary arts. Indulge in local flavors, knowing that every trail leads back to good food and company at the end of the day.

State & Central

One of the most incredible things about the Eastside neighborhood is the local restaurants within walking distance of residential homes. These establishments seamlessly blend into the landscape of their location, providing both convenience and a unique local charm. One of the local favorites is State & Central. This venue has become a community gathering place, serving as an ideal spot for both lunch and dinner meetups. Not to be missed, State & Central also offers a delightful brunch on weekends, making it a must-visit for both locals and visitors alike.

Left Bank Pastry

If you have a sweet tooth, you must visit Left Bank Pastry, the French-inspired bakery famous for its exquisite pastries and baked goods. Their new expanded location, right on 4th Avenue and back up to residential areas, makes it a quick walk for residents to indulge in a delicious pastry in the morning.

San Francisco Bakery

San Francisco Bakery, located across the street from Roosevelt Elementary, is rounding out the neighborhood businesses. It's the perfect spot to walk to for morning coffee and baked goods. You can also find them at the downtown farmer's market if you're not in the neighborhood. The bakery also boasts a patio, perfect for pet lovers to enjoy a sunny day with their furry companions.

Commuter's Paradise

The best thing about the Eastside neighborhood is its connectivity, seamlessly linking it with the rest of the city and neighboring areas. It bridges downtown Olympia with Lacey via 4th Avenue and Martin Way and offers unparalleled access through the Woodland and Chehalis-Western Trails for bikers. Cycling enthusiasts can ride the Woodland trail from downtown to the Lacey Depot and enjoy a range of delicious options at the local food trucks. Alternatively, taking a detour south or north on the Chehalis-Western Trail opens pathways to scenic destinations like Woodard Bay or Tenino. This central location significantly enhances the neighborhood's appeal, making it a hub of convenience and adventure for residents and visitors alike.

In wrapping up, the Eastside neighborhood exemplifies a blend of cozy living spaces, convenient access to exquisite local businesses, and a seamless connection to the more excellent Olympia and Lacey areas. Whether you're savoring a morning pastry at Left Bank Pastry, enjoying a coffee on the patio of San Francisco Bakery, or exploring the scenic trails by foot or bike, Eastside offers an unparalleled quality of life. If you're drawn to the unique combination of urban convenience and natural beauty, partnering with a local real estate agent at Olympic Sotheby's International Realty can help you find your perfect home in neighborhoods like this. Contact us today to explore the possibilities and make your dream of living in such a vibrant community a reality.

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