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Yelm, Washington

According to Nisqually legend, the Yelm area was first known as Shelm, which described the shimmering heat waves that dance above the prairie when the sun shines hot. The settlers eventually shortened this to Yelm.

Yelm is now a growing community with many amenities, while still retaining its small town charm and atmosphere.

Yelm is a bedroom community for residents working in the surrounding cities ofTacoma,Olympia, andCentralia. Yelm also hosts a large number of military families who are currently or were formerly stationed at nearbyFortLewis and McChord Air Force Base. Yelm is located 17 miles east ofOlympia with easy access toTacoma,Olympia, and the greaterPuget Sound.

Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding or playing baseball, recreational opportunities in the Yelm area are unlimited.

The Native American trails have given way to roads, yet theNisquallyRivertravels on its path through the prairie like it has done for centuries. 

Yelm Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 97 homes for sale in Yelm, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
66% Single Family, 25% Land/lot and 9% Rental.

66% Single Family
25% Land/lot
9% Rental

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 97
Average Home Size 2,247 ft² / 209 m²
Price Range ($6,500 - $750,000)

Weather in Yelm

The average high temperatures in Yelm range from 44 in January to 76 in July

Average home income in Yelm

The average household income of a Yelm resident is $70,730 with an average home value of $243,298

Population of Yelm

Yelm has 21,889 residents.

Home ownership in Yelm

The average level of home ownership in Yelm is 74%.

Education breakdown of Yelm

Education levels of residents of Yelm include: highschool 28%, associate 11%, bachelor 12%, graduate 7%.

Households in Yelm

Yelm has 7,934 homes, built on average 23 years ago.

Information from in and around Yelm...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 97 homes for sale in Yelm. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot and Rental. The average list price of these property results is 195,727. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Yelm please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 97 homes for sale in Yelm, WA are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Yelm area. Member brokerages representing the 97 homes include Windermere Real Estate and John L. Scott Real Estate - WA/ID.