If you are looking for a home with land, easy access to the outdoors, and a city with a small town feel, be sure to check out Yelm. Located in Thurston County about 40 minutes east of Olympia and 40 minutes south of Tacoma, Yelm offers residents small town living, more affordable home prices, and large lots. Even though you are on the edge of the urban areas, and only about 40 minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park, Yelm offers residents a lot, including great schools and an amazing collection of parks and recreation areas. Be sure to check out the fantastic local restaurants, bars, and cafes too!