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: $515,205 / County Average: $567,331

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,757 / County Average: $4,134

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $266 / County Average: $269

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1992 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 23 / County Average: 28

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Newly updated with hardwood floors, staircase, tile, new paint...

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Sired lake lawrence area-10 minutes from downtown Yelm.featuring a new gorgeous kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, designer backsplash, countertops & br...

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Unique log cabin with peek a boo lake views in the community of clearwood...

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Ow glenn! impeccably maintained and move-in ready Yelm 2-story. this wonderful hom...

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Welcome to the nisqually pines community, which includes a great community pool, beautiful river access park, clubhouse, dog runs & more...

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81 acres is zoned r-4 and is in a great location in Yelm on mill road. acros...

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You don't need to break the bank to buy a home! sweet 900 sqft is freshly painted & has all new flooring...

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wonderfully 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....

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*motivated seller* over 3,000 square feet! 6 beds with fresh interior paint and carpet...

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Elegant vintage greens! excellent curb appeal with a french county design, complete with stucco and stone...

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Looking to build? or have a recreational property? check out this almost 1/4 acre lot in single tree estates, gated community, lake access, boat launch, sports courts, high ground with great perkability, water and water meter installed, power at the street...

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Mountain view on almost three acres with two shops...

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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...

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Located in the desirable cherry meadows neighborhood...

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this is a can't miss home in Yelm on a large corner lot, with a large fully fenced backyard, right in the heart of Yelm! the main floor features inviting entry, fa...

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Was permit ready in 2007 for 2 retail buildings, 5000 sq ft and 3400 sq ft plus 450 sq ft drive through coffee stand...

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rv/boat parking. easy commute to jblm & downtown Yelm. central to both graham & lacey. all appliances included in sale of home....

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an attached garage makes for easy parking and storage. well located just off Yelm highway for easy commutes to the greater olympia area, i5, and jblm....

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less than 5 miles to the jblm east gate & less than 7 miles to Yelm....

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Lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in a great neighborhood with brand new carpet throughout...

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