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Life in the CAPITAL CITY

From the famous outdoor adventure of Washington to the convenience of the big city, our 55+ community in Olympia combines everything you need in one place. We’re located along the public transportation route just three miles from downtown and all its local restaurants, entertainment, and history. From the Historic District’s waterfront boardwalk to the beaches of Olympic National Forest, you’ll find shopping, medical facilities, attractions, recreation, and more. This is a comfortable home with all the fun and activity you need to live your ideal lifestyle in Washington’s capital city.

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  • Healthcare
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Attractions
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Home near Everything

Your manufactured home in Olympia places you near healthcare, shopping, dining, and everything else you may need. Friendly Ridge is less than one mile from shopping at Capital Mall and medical care at Capital Medical Center, and we’re just three miles from entertainment in Downtown Olympia. Further out, you can experience the area’s golf courses, parks, casinos, beaches, restaurants, and hundreds of other attractions.

Washington State Capitol Building

Olympia, Washington

Located on the waterfront at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound, Washington’s capital city is known for parks, saltwater beaches, historic landmarks, and local artisans specializing in everything from fine wines and freshly roasted coffee to gourmet farm-to-table fare. You can spend your days strolling the boardwalk in Downtown Olympia, traveling the Thurston Bountiful Byway, fishing our region’s local parks, golfing through many scenic courses in the region, and even catching movies at Skyline Drive-In Theater.

OLYMPIA SIGHTS, SCENES, AND CULTURE
TOLMIE
STATE PARK

This public recreation area covers 154 acres of Nisqually Beach on Puget Sound with opportunities for kayaking, clamming, crabbing, and more.

OLD CAPITOL
BUILDING

Also called The Castle, the original capitol building was built in 1892 in the heart of Olympia’s Historic District.

WASHINGTON
CENTER FOR THE
PERFORMING ARTS

Opened in 1985 as the grandchild of the old Liberty Theater, this venue hosts a variety of live performances throughout the year.

LITTLE CREEK
CASINO RESORT

Just 12 miles from home, enjoy casino gaming, luxury hotel rooms, gourmet dining destinations, a full spa,and more.

Friendly Ridge is Home

We combine an ideal location with a social and active neighborhood atmosphere to create the perfect place to call home. Here, enjoy community events surrounded by the stunning landscape of Washington state, embark on day trips to famous forests and mountain peaks, and experience downtown culture and history just a few miles from your front door.

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Explore More

Adventure is made easy in your home at Friendly Ridge in Olympia, Washington, with scenic destinations like Grass Lake Nature Reserve and Capitol Lake just two miles away. You can spend time with your dog at the city's first waterfront park, Priest Point Park, or head to Long Lake Park for fishing, Capitol State Forest for hiking, and waterfront strolls at Percival Landing Park. In Olympia, the opportunities are endless.

Experience Washington State

Our manufactured home community in Olympia means you can live just two miles from entertainment at Capitol Lake or venture further out to Tacoma, Seattle, and Mount Rainier National Park. Home here is nestled at the heart of Washington state—from area parks and natural coastline to big cities and mountain peaks.

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON

A cultural hub in Washington, Tacoma is just 30 miles from your home at Friendly Ridge. The city is known for stunning saltwater banks and waterfront restaurants along Puget Sound, but don’t miss the Museum District with six major museums or the trails, zoo, and aquarium of Point Defiance Park.

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Less than 50 miles away, this famous national park contains nearly one million acres of wilderness, history, and old-growth rainforests, including more than 70 miles of coastline. Throughout the natural landscape, you’ll find opportunities to fish, camp, kayak, hike, and bask in the stunning surroundings of Washington state.

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Located 60 miles from your front door at Friendly Ridge of Olympia, you can venture into the iconic Pike Place Market for bountiful bouquets and local foods, eat your way through the restaurants of Capitol Hill, and explore Seattle Art Museum, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, or the Museum of History & Industry.

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MOUNT RAINIER
NATIONAL PARK

Travel approximately 70 miles to reach Mount Rainier National Park and its 235,625 acres of wilderness, home to the active volcano Mount Rainier. While you’re there you can traverse over 270 miles of maintained trail and 147 miles of roads to truly explore the park’s landscape, rivers, lakes, and wildflower meadows.

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