Tumwater is located at the base of the Puget Sound. This picturesque Northwest community benefits from easy access to a nearly endless supply of outdoor recreation and is home to a vibrant mix of community-minded people. Tumwater is the oldest American settlement on the Puget Sound. After a day of exploring the surrounding wilderness, take advantage of the heart of Olympia only about 5 minutes away, where you can select from a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Be sure to check out Tumwater if you are looking for a community rich with history, access to the outdoors, and convenience of an urban center.