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: $403,938  County Average: $410,928

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,152  County Average: $3,315

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $178  County Average: $179

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 88  County Average: 95

Yelm WA Real Estate Market Health

Neighborhoods 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

2 lot 27. should have good farming soils. bypass Yelm traffic when traveling to lacey, olympia. new address obtained. buyer to verify all info to buyer's satisfaction. seller will look at all offers....

.19 acres! water, power and septic on the property - level...

Ble 4 bedroom 1680 sq ft.home located in downtown Yelm. this home featu...

5 bath rambler built in 2006 on private driveway with 6 acres of fully fenced pasture in Yelm! this home has new ...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the Yelm tenino trail. come choose your lot today....

Your dream home is closer than you think. all the hard work has been done for you: survey completed, small wetland delineated, gopher study cleared, septic design approved, well site ok'd, power at the road...

style home in the community of hawthorn prairie, Yelm. oak kitchen cabinets, pantry...

Commercial building used for a doctor's office with ada accessible bathrooms & reception area...

Gorgeous 4 br home, 2.5 baths built in 2013 with front porch and stonework...

Back on the market! turn key ready! open floor plan with 3 very large bedrooms kitchen features a breakfast bar and tile floors...

Gorgeous new construction! quality built 4 bedroom rambler with open concept design...

Was permit ready to build 2 retail building 5,000 sq ft and 3400 sqft plus 450 sqft...

Definitely not a cookie cutter home! come and check this out...

big beautiful fenced backyard perfect for relaxing and entertaining. in Yelm's sought after mt. sunrise community which has convenient access to everything you could need and close to all military bases. don't miss out on this one!!...

15 minutes to lacey, wa, 20 minutes to tumwater, wa, 25 minutes to olympia, wa, 15 minutes to Yelm,wa & the red wind casino. near i-5 in lacey, shopping, parks & 23 minutes to joint base lewis-mcchord!...

Stunning new construction rambler set away from the busy city life yet close enough to shopping, entertainment & schools...

Rare 1/2 acre lot situated in the lake lawrence west subdivision...

Charming french country design rambler in beautiful vintage greens...

Riverfront retreat home w/stunning views from nearly every room...

lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review....

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

Jason Sarff
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA

Other Locations