Community of Yelm
Yelm, WA has a population of over 7,000 people within its city limits, and it serves as the commercial center for thousands more that live in the pristine surrounding rural areas. Yelm provides easy access to the state capitol of Olympia - a regional center for employment, transportation, education, and culture. Olympia is also the county seat of Thurston County. Seattle and Tacoma are within easy reach, offering major league sports, a rich cultural scene, and world-class shopping & restaurants.
Yelm boasts a myriad of outdoor recreational activities. Lake Lawrence, the Deschutes River, and the Nisqually River make the area a paradise for fishing and boating. The Yelm-Tenino Trail is a popular destination for hikers, and Mount Rainier National Park and Millersylvania State Park are nearby. Golfers enjoy Tahoma Valley Golf Course, an 18 hole par 72 public course.
Joint Base Lewis McChord is a key US Military instillation as well as a major driver for economic growth in Yelm. Comprised of the US Army’s Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, JBLM is an important part of the Yelm community.
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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is conveniently located just north of Tacoma.
Amtrak: Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station is just 12 miles from Yelm.
Fort Sevens Elementary School
Prairie Elementary School
Southworth Elementary School
Yelm Middle School
Yelm High School
With a diverse melting pot of visitors and residents, Yelm’s dining venues include many choices for delicious Northwest cuisine.
Yelm shopping is a unique experience, blending metropolitan and country tastes, and some come from far and wide to find its one-of-a-kind treasures.
Yelm’s perfect climate and location are ideal for a host of activities. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, have a passion for golf, fishing, or just want to idle in a beautiful countryside, this is the place to be.