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: $569,807 / County Average: $641,889

Average Taxes in Yelm: $4,614 / County Average: $4,644

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $270 / County Average: $297

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 40 / County Average: 34

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

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You to build your dream home minutes to cities of Yelm & rainier and a quick commute to jblm. depending on the location of home m...

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Two homes on one property! nestled on 1+ acre find this adorable, remodeled vintage charmer...

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Eacefully in this almost 2000 sq ft home in quiet Yelm. home...

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Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 full bath rambler, located in clearwood...

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Investor alert!!!! this is the perfect piece of paradise to enjoy nature at its finest...

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Two homes on one property! nestled on 1+ acre find this adorable, remodeled vintage charmer...

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view community has 2 private parks for residents. come see the newest development in Yelm! temporarily accepting investor sales....

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Ry home located in a desirable gated community in Yelm! this home shines with new floors, fixture...

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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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Turn key living close to town with your own premium piece of property...

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Hidden gem in the heart of Yelm! gorgeous and upgraded flooring perfect for the elements...

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home is covered by ahs seller's home warranty. great location in west Yelm. walking distance to schools, restaurants, medical facilities, and more. quick commute to lacey, olympia, jblm & i5. must see!...

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easy commute to jblm. approx 10 miles se of Yelm w/in desirable Yelm sd. approx 30-35 mins to i-5. clearwood is a gated community w/ walking trails, pool, lakes, beaches, boat launches, playgrounds, an rv dump, tennis courts, baseball, basketball & soccer fields, welcome home!...

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Welcome to this cozy 2 bed 1 bath rambler. this home is fully remodeled featuring new lvp flooring throughout, soft close cabinets w/quartz countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances...

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

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this really is the best of both worlds... 5 gorgeous acres of land, in the heart of Yelm! with a charming home offering 3 bedroom, an office space, newer roof...

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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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Mountain view meadows in Yelm is century community's newest development, boasting large open floor plans, two community parks, and close to amenities and jblm...

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Ticated country rambler on 1.75+ acres minutes to Yelm & jblm! with a stylish combin...

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