Nestled into the base of Puget Sound, Tumwater is the southern gateway to the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area. It’s just a little over an hour from the Pacific Ocean beaches, the Olympic Peninsula, and Mount Rainier with beautiful landscapes of prairie, river, estuary, and lush green trees. With its central location, Tumwater is a picturesque Northwest community with convenient access to arts, cultural and outdoor recreation. Tumwater is filled to the brim with captivating history and vibrant nature. With traditions rooted in brewing, artesian wells and the Old Brewhouse serve as reminders of the area’s significance as Puget Sound’s first American settlement. This picturesque Northwest community is nestled along the Deschutes River as it cascades through three sets of falls to meet Puget Sound.
From very exclusive to affordable, a range of housing stock is available here. Tumwater’s pioneering spirit lives on in the present day.
The Tumwater School District is home to A.G. West Black Hills High School, Black Lake Elementary School, East Olympia Elementary School, George Washington Bush Middle School, Littlerock Elementary School, Michael T. Simmons Elementary School, New Market Skills Center, Peter G Schmidt Elementary School, Tumwater High School, Tumwater Hill Elementary School, and Tumwater Middle School. Students of Tumwater Schools consistently out-perform their peers in standardized tests and our local schools boast awards for innovation and excellence in education.
Parks and Recreation
Tumwater Valley, a premier municipal golf course, offers 20 holes of championship caliber golf the entire family will enjoy; multiple tee boxes for all skill levels; an expansive practice area with a 35,800 square foot putting green, a chipping/pitching green and a practice bunker with varying degrees of difficulty. The 10-acre driving range features a grass teeing ground where you can always find room to work on your swing or warm up in one of the 10 stalls protected from the elements.
Tumwater is just 20 minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the sixth largest military base in the nation, contributing to economic activity throughout the region. The City encompasses some Port of Olympia industrial and commercial properties, including the Olympia Regional Airport. Tumwater is home to many Washington State agencies and a variety of professional, retail, innovation, commerce, and industry jobs.