Yelm, WA Real Estate

Yelm WA Real Estate Overview

The word "Yelm" is said to come from the Coast Salish word shelm or chelm, meaning "heat waves from the sun",referring to heat mirages.

The Yelm Prairie was originally inhabited by the Nisqually and provided good pasture for their horses. The first permanent non-indigenous settlers came in 1853 to join the Hudson's Bay Company sheep farmers who were already conducting business in the area.

James Longmire, one of the first American settlers had this to say upon arriving in Yelm:

Having received due notice from the Hudson Bay company not to settle on any lands north of the Nisqually River we crossed the river and went to Yelm prairie, a beautiful spot. I thought as it lay before us covered with tall waving grass, a pretty stream bordered with shrubs and tall trees, flowing through it, and the majestic mountain standing guard over all, in its snowy coat, it was a scene fit for an artist. Herds of deer wandered at leisure through the tall grass.

With the coming of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1873, Yelm began to prosper, having found an outlet for its agricultural and forestry products. Its economic base was further enhanced when an irrigation company was formed in 1916, making Yelm a center for commercial production of beans, cucumbers, and berries.

Yelm was officially incorporated on December 8, 1924.
[source: Wikipedia]




Open Houses


Short Sales







Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $512,013 / County Average: $513,076

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,119 / County Average: $4,476

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $233 / County Average: $218

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 96 / County Average: 70

Yelm WA Real Estate Market Health

Neighborhood in Yelm WA

Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA


Most Popular Listing

Popular Yelm Real Estate

Most Expensive Listing

Expensive Yelm Real Estate

Least Expensive Listing

Cheap Yelm Real Estate

Listings in Yelm

1 year old roof, covered porch, garden space, fruit trees, heat pump, & Yelm creek in back of property, w/ seasonal pond. secluded property & home just repainted inside & out. extra outbuildings including 3 dog kennels. don't wait on this one!...

This home has everything. tucked back on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, relax in this beautifully updated 3 bed & 2 full bath...

This is a beautiful home in excellent condition in a very private setting...

This gorgeous home is sure to impress! newly upgraded w/new trim, doors, carpet, paint & more...

Just under 100 acres situated between Yelm and eatonville...

fully fenced spacious backyard providing endless hours of entertainment for play and roasting s'mores in the custom fire pit. close and convenient shopping to Yelm and lacey areas. quick commute to jblm. glorious view of mt rainier and an excellent school district....

Country feeling just minutes from town. gopher study done once before...

while your lot is private and peaceful it is still close to Yelm and jblm for an easy commute....

Price reduced - builders wanted value in the land - zoned r-6, moderate density 1...

It's a beautiful life! timeless classic cedar sided custom home w/ copper and brick accents, built with an emphasis on the kitchen, master suite & master bathroom...

Welcome home to this adorable two story home in tahoma terra...

Cleared building lot on blue lake. this lot has approved 3 bedroom septic design with thurston county...

Last true large commercial site on busy Yelm highway in close-in olympia...

7 acres with approximately 1/4 mile (+/-) deschutes river waterfront, 1,200 (+/-) creek frontage. close to freeway access and bike trail from Yelm...

Welcome to this pristine home in the desirable clearwood community...

land fronts rhoton rd with water, sewer, and heavy power. see city of Yelm website for numerous industrial uses. four parcels included in this price. bring your developers!!...

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home near center of town. walking distance to elementary school and park...

The timber welcomes you w/high entry ceilings, includes a popular open-concept living, beautiful kitchen w/gray shaker style cabinets, slab quartz or granite kitchen counters & fh decorative tile back splash...

Can't find a home to purchase? why not build exactly what you want, it doesn't take long...

Ck home. super easy commute to olympia, lacey or Yelm. very nice open kit. w/a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. hardwood flooring thr...

Property Search

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Brandi Rademacher
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA

Other Locations