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: $439,750 / County Average: $451,560

Average Taxes in Yelm: $8,870 / County Average: $5,151

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $188 / County Average: $189

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 68 / County Average: 72

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

The westmont, w/nearly 2400 sq ft. & room for everyone features vaulted ceilings, flex room/den, 3 full baths, 2 main living areas, gas fireplace & xl laundry/utility room w/massive amounts of storage...

Nature lover's dream nestled in wooded surroundings...

Custom log built home! exceptional quality! seller has picture books of home's incredible step by step construction...

Property w/a fantastic view of blue lake, next to a boat launch w/an administrative variance to place a home within 50ft of the blue lake shoreline...

great location on Yelm's west end near the bypass rd, missing all the Yelm ave traffic! makes for an easy & quick commute to lacey, olympia, jblm & i5. 3br, 2.5 baths. walk-in closets in...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house...

Acreage is zoned r6. incredible investment opportunity...

Nestled among the trees at end of cul de sac, this would make a great starter home located in nisqually pines with easy access to jblm...

Investment property! 4.99 acres in the city, zoned r-14...

Located in Yelm in nisqually pines community on it's own land...

Spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 bath, 2672 sq foot home with new carpet and flooring on the main floor...

This spacious lot is located in the heart of the desirable clearwood community...

Beautiful setting on an estate sized parcel in Yelm...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house...

Priced to sell, $6,000 under tax assessed value! rare rambler w/several builder upgrades...

Va approved builder!! open concept with all the upgrades from can lights to central air, covered decks, laminate flooring...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house...

R commercial building off college st (near lowe's/Yelm hwy). being sold ...

seasonal lake view, approx 1/2 mile to boat launch, 10 min to Yelm, easy commute to jblm....

Immaculately maintained 4 br, 2.5 bath home with many upgrades- granite counter tops throughout, stainless steel appliances, double oven, cherry cabinets, hardwood floors in entry, kitchen, living & dining rooms, family room w/gas fireplace...

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

Pattie Newell
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA

Other Locations