Olympus Heights was an area which, similar to Apollo Square, contained a central tram route to connect the residential districts to the rest of the city. The Bistro Square, located in the center of the area, features a fancy snack bar with some of the most expensive drinks. From The Bistro Square one may gain access to Apollo Square, Athena's Glory (though its blocked in-game) and another hall behind an alcove with a Gatherers Garden which is blocked. Olympus Heights also houses the Mercury Suites, which are the most luxurious and expensive apartments in Rapture, belonging to only the most successful workers and residents. Two of the homes are owned by Rapture's distinguished scientists Brigid Tenenbaum (who made a scientific revolution through her discovery of ADAM) and Dr. Suchong (a high-profile scientist who also began to work on the Plasmids, and later on the Little Sisters and construction of Big Daddies). Another two are owned by the successful artists Sander Cohen (the head of Fort Frolic) and Anna Culpepper (a famous actress/performer). The largest and tallest apartment is owned by Frank Fontaine, who became wealthy from smuggling and other more conventional business endeavors.
When Jack arrives at Olympus Heights, it is revealed that not even the wealthiest were safe from the chaos that ensued in Rapture after the Civil War and Atlas's attacks. The entire tram system, just as in Apollo Square, was destroyed and slightly flooded. The Mercury Suites are all in decay (except for, and not coincidentally, Fontaine's home). Tenenbaum's home was raided by supporters of Fontaine, Yi Suchong's home was flooded and many of his confidential plans were destroyed, Culpepper had been murdered by Captain Sullivan acting on orders, and Sander Cohen had locked himself in his room (just as in Fort Frolic) with his growing insanity. One abandoned apartment contains a family that appear to have died peacefully on the couch in front of a television set. However a jar on the coffee table bears a label inscribed with a 'skull and crossbones', thus showing that the family turned to this unfortunate last resort to escape the spreading chaos in Rapture. This destruction shows how every citizen, regardless of class and power, was affected drastically by the war and drawbacks of using Plasmids.
Olympus Heights refers to Mount Olympus in Greece, which was regarded as "the home of the gods" in Greek mythology. The name of this district would suggest that those who live there were regarded as gods by the rest of Rapture's population.