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: $416,769 / County Average: $549,275

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,682 / County Average: $3,820

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $238 / County Average: $280

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 18

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 23 / County Average: 38

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hoa includes water, sewer, garbage, insurance and lawn. great location in downtown Yelm provides an excellent opportunity to begin your business's new adventure! lease option available....

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

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A beautiful 4bd 3bth home located on nearly 5 acres...

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Me in the nisqually pines neighborhood located in Yelm. this area is clo...

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Nice, high and dry lot, runs between big fir and rampart, first time on market in over 30 plus years...

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Two clearwood lots! buffered by nature and open space behind the lots, these properties provide ample opportunities...

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the deck in the large fully fenced backyard is big enough to entertain friends. convenient location 2 miles from Yelm hs, 1 mile from tahoma valley golf course, and 25 minutes to jblm....

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Welcome to this exquisite nearly 5 acre property in bald hills to build your dream home on...

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

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Enjoy life in this gated community loaded with amenities, 3 lakes, trails, sports courts, pool, playgrounds, etc...

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Country living at its finest! 2 homes on 46 acres. custom built main home features 2,660 square feet, 4-bedroom, 2...

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location!location! a delightful 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in Yelm. well ma...

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this property has two dwellings on it already occupied with tenants! the entire pr...

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Located in the desirable | tahoma terra | neighborhood - this home is open concept living at its finest...

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Beautiful clearwood lot! lovely, level lot, graced with tall firs...

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fully fenced backyard feels very private. all this located in the heart of Yelm....

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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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Build your dream home or weekend getaway on this quarter acre building site fronting the pond in clearwood...

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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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Wonderful home on quiet cul de sac bordering greenbelt, providing lovely views and added privacy...

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