Welcome to Yelm

Welcome to Yelm

Yelm is located in Thurston County, WA. If you are a GPS user, Yelm is located at 46°56′29″N, 122°36′23″W, approximately 18 miles southeast of Olympia, WA, and 28 miles south of Tacoma, WA. Yelm, WA shares a portion of its border with one of the largest and most active military installations in the U.S., the recently renamed Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This base is a result of the continued cost reduction measures of the US government, and was created by combining McChord Air Force Base with its neighbor, Fort Lewis Army Post. The combined military installation boasts a military presence on the order of 101,600 soldiers, airmen, and family members, with additional thousands of civilians who also work on base. The base is home to a premier military medical facility, Madigan Army Medical Center. Madigan has a highly trained staff of civilian and military doctors, nurses and technicians who serve active duty and retired military personnel, as well as civilians in certain situations. The army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade is also stationed here. The surrounding communities of Yelm, Roy, Tacoma, Lakewood, Olympia and others benefit tremendously by the presence of this installation, both in terms of economics and quality and variety of personnel. Yelm is a popular area for the bases’ military and civilian population to live and play. It is loaded with county-living charm combined with big city favorites. Yelm has fine restaurants who serve Mexican, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, and American fares. It boasts a large Safeway, Super Wal-Mart, several pharmacies, and a new movie theater with many screens playing all the latest movies. Yelm has many Doctors, Dentists, and Attorneys, Health and Beauty and other professional services. It has a Fire and Police department, as well as Thurston County Sheriff. Yelm boasts several Elementary schools, a Middle School, and a High School. It is also home to practically every church denomination known. Located just steps from these incredible offerings are friendly neighborhoods loaded with homes of all price levels. Perhaps one of the best aspects of Yelm is the availability and variety of Yelm Homes for Sale in all price ranges, sizes, and styles, including inexpensive and affordable housing, large custom built homes, and ranch homes. In the city limits, you can find neighborhoods of Yelm homes for sale built by quality companies such as Quadrant, Sound Built, and others. Prices of Yelm homes for sale in these neighborhoods vary from entry level models of homes priced in the $150,000’s to upscale models of homes priced over $200,000’s. There also older, established neighborhoods with houses for sale in Yelm in all price ranges. If larger acreage is appealing to you, the areas surrounding Yelm has real estate from one acre to hundreds of acres with and without Yelm homes for sale on them. Some Yelm real estate for sale has rolling hills loaded with beautiful Doug Fir, Maple, Cedar, and Cottonwood trees. Other Yelm properties are flat, treeless real estate perfect for raising cattle, horses, alpacas, or many other critters. Yelm real estate is vast. Surrounding Thurston County has rivers and lakes in which to fish and recreate. Boating and fishing is popular on Lake Lawrence, Clearwood, Nisqually River, and numerous streams and ponds. Lake front Yelm real estate is very popular, with varying prices of older to newer homes, on smaller home sites, and up to 40 acre lots. From cabins to mansions, Yelm real estate has it all. Yelm also has homes for sale for investors. Due to its proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and its overall central location, easy commute to larger surrounding cities, and "bedroom community" status to Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, and other cities, Yelm homes are very popular to rent. Military soldiers and airmen are arriving in the area constantly, so a steady supply of quality, paying, and respectful renters are available. The purchase of foreclosures is an excellent way to acquire rental properties. Yelm is a growing community, and has ample opportunity to build a business. Yelm has commercial real estate in prime locations throughout the community for purchase and lease. As you can see, Yelm is an excellent place to live and work, with plenty of opportunities to purchase Yelm homes for sale.


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