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: $508,432 / County Average: $590,913

Average Taxes in Yelm: $11,030 / County Average: $5,368

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $256 / County Average: $273

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1993 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 23 / County Average: 32

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paved roads, septic designs, and drilled well are included with these surveyed sites. power and fiber optics avai...

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

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Take life easy in this stunning home on a large lot in the exclusive clearwood community...

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Get away from it all at this 13+ acre private retreat...

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soaring ceilings/dining room and kitchen are open to the great room/large master with bath/2 additional bedrooms and full bath on upper level/heat pump for efficient cozy heat in the winter/ac to keep you cool in the summer/easy maintenance landscaping/entertaining decks/cute country front porch/close in to jblm/Yelm/spanaway/lacey/olympia/great area for recreation, rivers, hiking, hunting and fishing. come take a look! go to clearwood community website for hoa info...

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Bright & beautiful like new home with many upgrades...

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store your tools/toys in the 12x16 shed. centrally located in Yelm. short commute to jblm, lacey, olympia...

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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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Located in prairie creek loop, this 1367 sq ft rambler offers 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, boat / rv parking, and a large fully fenced backyard + central a/c...

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perfect for commuting to jblm, close to shopping, wonderful restaurants, and the charming town of Yelm! welcome home!!...

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Beautiful large home that features four bedrooms, a large loft and an office downstairs...

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Yelm - 0.18 acres: priced to sell! recreational property for your weekend get a ways in quiet, gated clear lake community...

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Only "ridge" lot left without a home yet. there's a sliver of trees on the ridge line owned by a local logging company with plans to remove the trees...

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Beautiful 2112 sf rambler on large, level .58 acre lot...

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This beautiful 2018 "willow plan" has 3 levels, over 2800 sq...

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

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lot dimensions approximately 650 x 320. 15 minutes to Yelm. commuting distance to jblm (1/2 hour), tacoma & puyallup (40 minutes). buyer to verify info....

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Your dream home seats here! located in the clearwood community next to 3 lakes for your enjoyment...

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Spectacular nisqually riverfront! dramatic views and tranquil living from the 800 sqft deck off this wonderful home...

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Welcome to this 4 bed home with a comfortable floor plan & fantastic features...

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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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