Roy is a rural city outside Tacoma and primarily features ranch-style homes and farms. It was officially incorporated on January 16, 1908. Even though it feels very rural with cows and horses on acres of open pasture, Roy is only a short drive to Yelm and it’s many amenities and about a 15 minute drive to JBLM’s East Gate. It even has a General Store & Saloon. Roy is part of the Bethel School District.