Our Top 5 Within 5

You’ve heard it over and over again.  Location, location, location is at the top of list when deciding where to purchase a new home.  Buyers prefer to live in a new home community that offers an abundance of recreation space just minutes from home.  Rob Rice’s communities of Campus Estates and Campus Peak offer that and more!

Our top 5 attractions within 5 miles of our new home communities include:

Tolmie State Park

Tolmie State Park- Enjoy over 154 acres of recreation space and you can bring your 4-legged friend.

Tolmie State Park

7730 61st Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506


Tolmie State Park is a 154-acre, marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound.

The park offers a variety of beach activities and an underwater park that contains an artificial reef built in cooperation with scuba divers. Tolmie also features a saltwater marsh and abundant wildlife.

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge- A wildlife preserve on the Nisqually River Delta offering bird watching, hiking & more!

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516  https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Billy_Frank_Jr_Nisqually/visit/plan_your_visit.html

The Nisqually River Delta, a biologically rich and diverse area at the southern end of Puget Sound, supports a variety of habitats. In 1974, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the delta and its diversity of fish and wildlife habitats.  The Nisqually estuary was restored in 2009 by removing dikes and reconnecting 762 acres with the tides of Puget Sound.

Kayak Nisqually

4949 D Milluhr Rd NE, Lacey, WA 98516 @ John Luhr Beach


Day trips, half day, group tours, evening & sunset tours & More. Locally owned & operated

Nisqually Reach Nature Center

4949 D Milluhr Rd NE, Lacey, WA 98516 @ John Luhr Beach


Visitor center open hours Wed, Sat, & Sun 12-4pm

Stottle Winery


Two tasting rooms where you can experience Stottle Wines. Winery & main tasting room is located at 2641 Willamette Dr. NE, Suite. E, Lacey, WA and is open to the public 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday


Golf Course Meridian Campus

Campus Course- Both Campus Peak and Campus Estates offer stunning golf course view lots

Our Meridian Campus neighborhoods of Campus Peak and Campus Estates offer golf-course lots on the Woodlands Course at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.  The views are outstanding and the endless amount of open space adds to the appeal.  Offering ten floor plans with both rambler and 2-story plans adds to the vast amount of offerings in these Rob Rice new homes.

Looking for a new home now?  We have three completed homes in Campus Peak and two completed homes in Campus Estates.  We welcome you to schedule a private tour by contacting Jeanne Tranum with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic.

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has been voted the Best of South Sound for the last seven years. He has built more than 3000 homes in 43 different new home communities over more than 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia, WA with their two sons, Alex and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.