Olympic Hills is an urban neighborhood located in Seattle, Washington's Lake City district. Thornton Creek runs through the community, which has a diverse selection of architecture. Olympic Hills is home to Albert Davis Park, a historic landmark that was a gift to Seattle in 1964 and named after a Lake City community leader. The area is well known for hosting Will Rogers' last game of polo in 1935. A monument to Will Rogers was originally located at the Olympic Hills Polo Field across from the Jackson Golf Course, but it was later moved to Albert Davis Park.
The apartments for rent in Olympic Hills Seattle have anywhere between 80 and 319 units. The average rent prices start around $850 rent per month for a studio apartment to $1837 rent per month for a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. Amenities at these Olympic Hills apartments include gated access, garage parking, on-site management and maintenance, a clubhouse, fitness center, laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and patio. In addition, some units contain a personal washer and dryer.
Residents of Olympic Hills are within several miles of many recreational opportunities in the Seattle area, including walking trails at Warren G. Magnuson Park, Discovery Park, Saint Edward State Park and Green Lake Park. Residents are also close to all of the popular attractions of downtown Seattle, such as the Museum of Flight, Washington Park Arboretum and the Woodland Park Zoo. For shopping opportunities, there are many major retailers in the area including Nordstrom, T.J. Maxx and Target. Local dining options include Jalisco Restaurant, Dick's Drive-In, Romio's Pizza and Pasta, and Yu Shan Chinese Restaurant. Of course, downtown Seattle is also home to countless entertainment, shopping, nightlife and dining options for residents to enjoy.
Some of the Olympic Hills apartment complexes allow pets, but some are specific to only cats and others do not allow pets at all. In addition to dog walking throughout the neighborhood, residents can take advantage of several local dog parks including the Northacres Park Off-Leash Area, Mount Lake Terrace Off-Lease Dog Park and the Eastside Off-Leash Dog Area. There are also plenty of area pet retailers selling pet food and supplies, such as Petco Animal Supplies, PetSmart and Pet Pros Lake City.
Residents of Olympic Hill enjoy a convenient location less than one mile from Interstate 5. Therefore, drivers can easily commute into downtown Seattle and the surrounding region. As an alternative, Seattle's public transportation provider, King County Metro Transit, operates bus service near the neighborhood on routes 41, 72, 73 and 522.
Olympic Hills is within the Seattle Public School District and the Shoreline School District is nearby. Area public schools include Olympic Hills Elementary School, Briarcrest Elementary School and Shorecrest Hill School. The Catholic St. Matthew Elementary School is also within the Olympic Hills vicinity. Area private schools include the Chelsea House Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten School and Shoreline Christian School. Residents of Olympic Hills can benefit from the many colleges and universities in the Seattle metropolitan area. These institutions include Bellevue College, the Cornish College of Arts, North Seattle College, University of Washington, Seattle Central College, Northwest University and Renton Technical College.