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: $688,435 / County Average: $599,917

Average Taxes in Yelm: $4,306 / County Average: $4,063

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $305 / County Average: $294

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 19

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 60 / County Average: 53

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fully fenced backyard w/ raised beds & room for the dog! great location for Yelm services & commute to jblm & lacey....



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And amenities, including jblm, tacoma, lacey, and Yelm. enjoy the privacy of nearly half an acre, fully fenced, backing up...



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Get ready to move in and quickly know that this Yelm rambler is perfect to call home...



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Move in ready near jblm in one of Yelm's most desirable neighborhoods, tahoma terra...



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Yelm city limits - 1.07 acres. zoned r6, investors, developers, builders...



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Welcome home! 4 bedroom 2.5 baths gives you lots of room to roam...



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Almost half an acre with a large 2 car attached garage and a three car detached heated garage/shop sets this home apart from the rest...



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short commute to jblm, olympia & lacey. verify w/the city of Yelm for your plans. adjacent property located on 313 jefferson ave ne is also for sale. these amazing pieces of property will not last long....



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All refreshed and ready for new owners! you will love the dramatic 2-story entry with lots of light and modern architecture...



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Nded shop area. easy driving distance of downtown Yelm, but far enough away for a private, large backyard where houses aren't stacked on top of each other! this cute home has a newer roof, newer exterior paint, new carpet throughout, & ...



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,000 square feet set on a private 40 acres in the Yelm community. the home is custom built with 2 maste...



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On, location, location! home located next to busy Yelm hwy, this home a lot of potential for remodel or subdivide or rezoning. 094...



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build your dream estate home while living on site. land is going fast in Yelm/rainier get it now before it's gone. power, well and septic already there. sold as is. value is in the land....



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this 3/2 mobile home is situated on a beautiful .78 acre just off Yelm hwy. covered outs...



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miss out on this home! sought after community in Yelm w/its parks and playgrounds. close to jblm, shopping an...



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Well maintainable two bedroom two bath home in a beautiful community...



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Yelm city limits - 1.14 acres. development piece - zoned r6, can be divided - three homes minimum...



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Beautiful, well maintained and well planned 3bedroom home featuring cozy living room with fireplace, dining room, large master bath, stainless steel appliances, whole home water filtration system...



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Like new, beautiful home in the tahoma terra community...



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-1 zoned parcels totaling 5-acres in the heart of Yelm. properties a...



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