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Olalla, WA

For a taste of the perfect Northwestern lifestyle, apartment hunters may want to check out Olalla, a beautiful town right next to the Puget Sound.

Surrounded by lush green landscapes, apartment renters with a penchant for nature can definitely feel at home in Olalla. Located just 30 minutes north of Tacoma, the little community is close enough that people can easily commute to the metropolis for some urban amenities.

With a small population, the former logging community of Olalla relies on farming and tourism to bring people in, so apartment renters should take that into consideration. The town is home to the Polar Bear Jump as well as the Bluegrass Festival, where music aficionados travel for some good ole' fun.

For health nuts looking for apartments in the Tacoma area, Olalla - as a farming community - provides its residents with only the freshest fruits and vegetables. In fact, the name Olalla is Chinook for "berries," so berry lovers will be glad to know that organic fruits like strawberries are abundant in the area during the right season.

Olalla also has some small claim to fame. For those who may not know, the community was once a location for health retreat called "Starvation Heights" in the early 1900s. The sanitarium, which was operated by Dr. Linda Hazzard, who now has a cult following, was meant to cure people by making them starve themselves. This is the complete opposite to what the town represents today - a community of farmers with healthy lifestyles.

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