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.
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Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $413,855 / County Average: $560,907

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,695 / County Average: $3,944

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $242 / County Average: $282

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1987 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 26 / County Average: 40

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Mountain view compound! come check out this flat, dry fully fenced 6...

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Great commuting location & close to jblm, in a newer neighborhood...

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extra driveway space & 3-car garage. conveniently located in lovely Yelm, with access to nearby shopping & an easy commute to jblm and freeways....

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Great opportunity to own this nicely cared for home situated on a fenced 0...

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Come build your dream home in clearwood. one of Yelm's most desired neighborhoods...

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Beautiful large lot in a culdesac on dead end road...

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Affordable rambler with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car attached garage with shop area, newer comp roof and exterior paint, dbl pane windows, f/a electric heat, extra cabinets in kitchen and utility mud room area, covered front porch and back patio area, huge lot fully fenced, needs minor cosmetic repairs...

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Stunning brand new rambler on 5+ acres. home features soaring ceilings, open floor concept, quartz countertops w/large island and pantry...

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Don't miss out on this one. priced right and it is gorgeous inside and out with a quick commute to jblm and easy access to i5...

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Only "ridge" lot left without a home yet. there's a sliver of trees on the ridge line owned by a local logging company with plans to remove the trees...

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wonderful treed privacy for your dream home! parcel is only minutes to harts lake resort & Yelm city center, also easy commute to tacoma olympia, lacey or jblm. buyer to verify all info. to own satisfaction. 5 lots available in this community...

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exceptional mt rainier views paved roads, septic designs, and drilled well are included with these surveyed sites. power and fiber optics available. minutes to Yelm, jblm, a...

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Ous 2 story, 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in the heart of Yelm! boasts dining room...

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Vacant and move-in ready! welcome home to this freshly painted, split-level home on a fully fenced and large, corner lot...

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Spacious home with room for everyone! nearly 2,800 sq...

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There are multiple offers. please send highest and best if you are making an offer...

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Elegant rambler with a wonderful floor plan! open concept great room with vaulted ceilings and feature arch...

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Beautiful new construction home by gallardo homes! 2004 sf, 4 beds/2...

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This is a *very rare* opportunity to buy land on beautiful clear lake...

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Home on the range; this quality built custom rambler on level 10 acres which is fully fenced...

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