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: $350,443  County Average: $398,226

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,933  County Average: $3,428

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $160  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 90  County Average: 85

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Y and hard to find a 40 acre parcel this close to Yelm and rainier, schools and shopping! this 40 acres has a ...

Master suite on main! expansive laminate wood floors, covered back patio & partially fenced 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...

Country feeling just minutes from town. septic design in process & gopher study applied for...

fenced for dogs/horses. whitewater estates gated, park, trails, arena. Yelm, jblm....

style home in the community of hawthorn prairie, Yelm. oak kitchen cabinets, pantry...

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Off the beaten path! duplex on rural lot yet close to town...

Room to spread out & grow for both people & critters...

Great opportunity for this ideal corner lot with very high traffic volumes; situated next to a car wash and fast food establishment ...

First time on the market! only 5 minutes from shopping, yet rural feel...

Don't miss this first time on the market amazing home with a mountain view on almost 40 acres which includes two barns with a hay loft that can store multiple tons of hay...

Wonderful equestrian property located at the end of a cul-de-sac...

Fantastic find! offering an airy, bright & functional floor plan w/3 bedrooms, office, bonus room & formal dining...

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

3 car garage! the willow includes a 3rd floor bonus w/3/4 bath...

lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review....

This gorgeous home is immaculate throughout. 3 br, 2...

Downtown Yelm. in the heart of the community! Yelm hwy vacant land commercial road frontage (200 feet) available...

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