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: $567,962 / County Average: $627,621

Average Taxes in Yelm: $4,644 / County Average: $4,612

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $270 / County Average: $295

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 36 / County Average: 29

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Beautifully maintained 1448 sf, 3 bed 2.5 bath home on a large, level ...

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Improved price! incredible opportunity to own over 11 acres near town...

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Welcome home to tahoma meadow! spacious house on a corner lot at the entry to a quiet cul-de-sac...

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  ample parking for rv and all set in this lovely community with river access, clubhouse and playgrounds.  good commute to jblm, and minutes to Yelm schools....

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Undeveloped 5+ ac site in the city limits of Yelm. within sight of 5 corners/bald hills road on heavily trafficked hwy 507 and walmart...

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Come take a look at this great property ready for you to make your new home dreams a reality...

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Beautiful flat buildable 1.5 acre lot with a mount rainier view...

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Gorgeous, well maintained home in the desirable, gated clearwood community...

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Spread out in this delightful country home on 5acres...

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this spacious & beautifully updated home is located in the desirable, central Yelm community on a cul-de-sac & close to everything! featuring 2...

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Needs tlc but there's a ton of potential in this custom home...

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Flawless & turn key, this is the Yelm home that you've been looking for...

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This wonderful modern farm house on over 36 acres features over 2700 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3...

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this is your own little oasis in the woods yet so close to city amenities in olympia, tumwater & Yelm. just 27 min to dupont jblm entrance!...

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Beautiful flat and buildable lot with an amazing mount rainier view...

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building sites have been stumped and cleared. minutes to Yelm, jblm, and lacey....

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Beautiful move in ready tahoma meadows home. new carpet and interior paint...

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Very well established, turnkey towing business with 1...

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Turn the key and move into this updated 3-bedroom Yelm showpiece in desired community of willow glenn...

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3 parcels of land included (0317172026, 317172027, 0317173001), additional parcel ids can be found on the listing as well. easy access to jblm, Yelm and olympia....

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