About Fox Hill
Fox Hill is a gated community of single-family
homes southeast of Olympia, WA, established in 2006. It is located off
Spurgeon Creek Road between the Yelm Highway and the Rainier Highway in the
Sunwood Lake, Lake Saint Clair and Pattison Lake
Literally, A Green Community
There are 71 lots at Fox Hill. A large amount of
green belt space distinguishes Fox Hill from many other subdivisions and
a tantalizing mixture of a single family neighborhood in a rural setting.
The homes, which are usually on one-half acre lots and larger, are
adjacent to some green space. Most lots are in front of undevelopable
forested lands. All are adjacent to green acreage. Many of the
homes have territorial views. In addition, four 40-acre forested
lots in the subdivision each support up to one home. Approximately
88 acres of green space, much of it forest, are owned as a common area by
the Fox Hill Homeowners' Association.
Deer along Fox Ridge Lane, June 2015
Fox Ridge Lane intersects Spurgeon Creek Road
south of 83rd Avenue. The entrance to Fox Hill is on Fox Ridge Lane or
about 1.8 miles along Spurgeon Creek Road from its intersection at Yelm
Highway (Kelly’s Korner Texaco Station.)
Fox Hill is two miles from Olympia’s Amtrak
Depot, Centennial Station, 15 minutes from
Interstate 5 and 25 minutes from downtown Olympia. Children at Fox Hill
attend the Tumwater or Yelm school districts.
There are places in the subdivision where you
can get glimpses of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. Wildlife
sightings are extremely common, including deer, elk, bear,
Eight-spotted skimmer dragonfly, common in
and July at Fox Hill. Photo taken in 2015.
toads, frogs, salamanders, rabbits,
Spurgeon Creek forms the northern boundary of the subdivision.
The subdivision is also near large amounts of forest lands that
are part of Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Another unique feature is the great
people who live there, tied closely together by a sense of community
that is unusual in a suburban neighborhood. It is a diverse
neighborhood that includes everyone from working families to retired
Much of the adjacent acreage is managed
by the homeowners’ association. The association directors are all
residents of Fox Hill. The homeowners association maintains the gate,
park space and common areas, and the single private road that loops
through the community: Fox Ridge Lane Southeast.
The association also enforces covenants to
protect the quality of living and appearance in the community. The
subdivision has many of the features of a city, including street
lights, fire hydrants and a park.
Below, there are 71 lots in the subdivision.
Lots 67, 68 and 69 are 40-acre parcels that may also accommodate a
single home on each lot. (A home is built on 40-acre Lot 66.) The dark green
area shows 88 acres of green belt, including forest, wetlands, and storm water
drainage areas, that is owned by the Fox Hill Homeowners Association.
To the south are additional forested lands owned by Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Click here for plat
A buck along Fox Ridge Lane, July