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: $407,861  County Average: $412,091

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,081  County Average: $3,076

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $194  County Average: $184

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 101  County Average: 111

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Your cabin nestled in the woods! great for weekend retreats, an investment (currently rented) or tranquil living...

Great home in a fun neighborhood! come check out this one story 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 2 walk-in closets, family room, propane fireplace, huge deck and 3 car garage with tall rv doors in the lake lawrence community...

Yelm (south) - 149.92 acres, rare large acres, amazing mountain view, lots of possibilities; your own estate, sell off a couple lots & keep one, subdivide...

Lake lawrence-77' waterfront-boat house, dock, gazebo, ample level parking for rv's, boats, & many cars...

Records say 1491 sf but county home diagram + previous mls say larger...

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....

Great lot in clearwood to live or play! currently is set up as a great recreational lot to camp and enjoy all of the amenities that clearwood offers - lakes, trails, sport courts, parks, pool, and hot tub, etc...

Gorgeous rural acreage in the city of Yelm's urban growth area...

Enjoy the vast amenities this gated community has to offer...

A beautiful secluded country estate home located on 10 acres in tahoma vista estates...

Riverfront retreat home w/stunning views from nearly every room...

build to suit or hold for the future. property is easy access to both Yelm and rainier. no cc&rs. make an offer!...

riverfront living yet close to Yelm & jblm.this amazing 1 story has a master suite with lux...

Pristine elegance. architecture enhanced with multiple dormers, and skylights abound...

Reduced! recently updated 4 bed, 2 bath home (2498 sf) & 40'x52' (2080 sf) shop w/ 3 stalls...

This beautifully designed lacey plan features an open-concept living space, gourmet kitchen w/slab granite counters, custom gray shaker style cabinets, fh decorative tile back splash, large island & walk in pantry...

Nice 2 acre lot located conveniently between Yelm and rainier...

Don't miss this beautifully updated home. the large bright kitchen features gorgeous quartz counters with tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances...

Great opportunity! own two homes for the price of one...

5 acres of dry, level ground with merchantable timber and conveniently close to Yelm city limits. ...

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