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: $395,914  County Average: $407,396

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,126  County Average: $3,308

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $177  County Average: $177

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 90  County Average: 97

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Immaculate rambler clean and move in ready, beautiful country porch...

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located right across the street from the Yelm cinemas. close to everything you need in Yelm and to all amenities. buyer to measure sf to own satisfaction....

Plans changed. get out of the way, but close in.10 min to Yelm.15 to roy gate.25 to dupont. great close in acreage, site and septic approved, no gophers...permit ready!...

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Private lake access! welcome to your 1.25 acre retreat...

Beautiful, move in ready rambler! this wide open floor plan with soaring ceilings welcomes you as you walk through the door...

perfect spot for a sw facing daylight basement home. gated entry. close to lacey, olympia, Yelm and jblm. a magical setting to build your dream home....

Excellent location in Yelm, great access to schools, shopping & jblm...

Custom home, completely self-sufficient. full view of mt rainier...

One level cedar sided home situated close to ft stevens elementary school...

large kitchen with granite counter tops. close to fort lewis and all of the amenities Yelm has to offer....

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