There are many distinct phases in life, from childhood to parenthood to retirement. Transitioning from the hustle and bustle of a family lifestyle can be overwhelming, but Harbor Heights makes it easy for individuals 55 and older. At Harbor Heights in Olympia, you can easily downsize from a family home and upgrade to a beautiful and spacious apartment home within their stunning and connected community. You’ll find simplicity and luxury in their resort-style living and enjoy a world of entertaining amenities for years to come.

two senior citizens enjoy Olympia view, one pointing at something
Harbor Heights is committed to making the transition to apartment living easy. This 55+ community makes moving a breeze and is eager to welcome you and your furry friends into the community! Photo courtesy: Columbia Hospitality

Columbia Hospitality manages the operations of Harbor Heights, and they have been providing exceptional and high-end hospitality services since the company’s start in 1995. From hotels to restaurants to golf courses, they have provided luxury services around the country. With their successful track record and background in high-end resort experiences, the company decided to branch into residential living in a whole new way. “We wanted to take the warm feeling of welcome and hospitality you experience at a boutique hotel and bring that to our communities,” shares Michael Kosmin, senior vice president of Columbia Hospitality’s Residential division. “Harbor Heights is the first 55+ community in Thurston County with this resort-living environment, and it has been well-received both by locals and has attracted new residents from all over the country.”

Harbor Heights has truly become the pinnacle of high-end living. Centrally located in downtown Olympia, this waterfront high-rise apartment complex provides everything you are looking for. With seven stories of units ranging from one to three bedrooms, Harbor Heights has the perfect fit for you at a fraction of the price of waterfront property in surrounding areas. Many community amenities are within walking distance, including delicious local restaurants, the farmer’s market, and shops. Bayview Thriftway, a local favorite grocery store, is just a 10-minute jaunt from the community, which is a peaceful and relaxing walk on the wooden boardwalk right along Puget Sound. “The area is becoming quite gentrified with many upscale restaurants and shops, so it has been a real magnet for residents seeking a walkable, urban environment,” shares Kosmin.

blue and white coffee bar inside Harbor Heights Olympia apartment
Harbor Heights brings the hospitality industry home with their resort-style luxury apartment living. Photo courtesy: Columbia Hospitality

In addition to these community perks, Harbor Heights features many wonderful amenities for hobbyists and socializers alike. Enjoy a game of pool or poker with fellow residents in the activities room or settle in with a book straight from their selection in the library. The activities room has recently become quite the hot spot for puzzles, with tables of puzzles set up for residents to contribute to at their leisure. If you’re feeling creative, check out the craft room, which features a range of supplies and regular events, including a resident-led sip and paint group. To stay fit, try the fitness center and its modern equipment and latest exercise technology, including the latest development called MIRROR. When you’re ready to unwind and socialize, you can kickback in one of 16 recliners in the theater room and experience the magic of the big screen.

As if that wasn’t enough, the community also features a stunning 10,000-square-foot sky terrace on the third floor of the building. “There is nothing quite like it in Olympia,” says Desiree Stinson, general manager. Complete with heaters, barbecues, and fire pits, the sky terrace provides a relaxing and inviting outdoor space that can be enjoyed all year long. The sky terrace is also decked out with cabanas, pergolas, and pavilions for those sunny summer days when you may seek the shade. There is also a pet area conveniently located here for you and your furry friends to enjoy come rain or shine, as well as a community garden for those with a green thumb. Aside from these outdoor benefits, the best part of the sky terrace is the incredible waterfront view. Jutting out from the building, the sky terrace provides an expansive view of the surrounding natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with the mountain view to the north, the Capitol to the east, and gorgeous sunsets to the west.

Living room in a Harbor Heights Olympia apartment
Transitioning from a family home to an apartment can be daunting, but with Harbor Heights, you won’t have to compromise much. Their units are purposefully designed to maximize space, so even smaller square footage will feel open and spacious. Photo courtesy: Columbia Hospitality

Not only does Harbor Heights boast exceptional amenities year-round, but they also host events regularly to bring the community together and provide fresh experiences for their residents. Desiree has loved putting together exciting programs for residents to participate in, such as their monthly Wine Down Wednesday event or holiday gatherings. “We want people to have creative programming and engaging activities,” she says. “We work to create a community and invite our residents to build things themselves too.” Residents have the freedom to utilize the spaces however they like for social gatherings, and often coordinate to put on get-togethers for things like the Super Bowl or Halloween celebrations.

Harbor Heights truly is a community, and with that comes a team that values their residents and strives to provide an exceptional moving and living experience. “Many of our residents are coming from single family homes and haven’t lived in an apartment in years,” says Desiree. “It is a whole new experience and adventure for people, and it is an honor to be part of this exciting transition.” This can be a very unique and sometimes challenging transition, but the staff at Harbor Heights help newcomers navigate this process seamlessly. Here, you will feel like a welcomed part of the residential family with Desiree and her kind and compassionate team.

Harbor Heights is currently leasing units that are move-in ready. With 1-to-3-bedroom units ranging from $1,850 to $3,800 a month, this high-end community has an option to perfectly suit your lifestyle and budget. They are also running multiple rental specials at this time, including up to 2 months free on 18-month leases and even $1 move-in specials for select units. If you’re ready to make the switch to better living, call Harbor Heights at 360.227.6800 to schedule your tour and lock in one of these amazing deals today!

Harbor Heights
500 Columbia St NW, Olympia


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