Yelm is a small city in Thurston County, of Washington State just south of Joint-Base Lewis-McChord or (JBLM). The Median sale price of homes in Yelm as of Oct 2015 was $175,725, according to the NWMLS. The population was 6,848 at the 2010 census. Yelm ranked 10th of 279 eligible incorporated communities in the state of Washington for population growth between 2000 and 2010.
If you are looking to stay out of the big city but don’t want to be far from the convenience of one, then Yelm may be the place to buy your next home. Only 20 minutes from Lacey WA and 30 Minutes from Olympia WA, Yelm has become popular with Service Members assigned to JBLM and Civilians looking to live in a rural country community. While there are several newer suburban like neighborhoods in town, Yelm is horse country and many homes for sale come with enough land to do as you wish.
Schools; Yelm Community Schools Link.
Shopping; Yelm has most of what you need right in town including; Wal-Mart Super Center, Safeway, Mountain Lumber, Gordon’s Garden Center, Sunbird Shopping Center, Rite Aid, Stewart’s Meat Market and more. You’ll also find the usual fast food, gas stations and convenient stores. What you can’t find in Yelm is only twenty minutes away in Lacey or Olympia and Tacoma is only thirty minutes away. Yelm also has many nice sit down restaurants for your dining pleasure. To find more click on this City of Yelm link