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: $367,935  County Average: $405,814

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,134  County Average: $3,554

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $158  County Average: $175

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 14  County Average: 16

Average Year Built in Yelm: 2000  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 69  County Average: 76

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Stylish, roomy two story home with cute as a button curb appeal...

you can do it all on these 40 acres sites. the picture are a general representation of Yelm meadows and may not be specific to this lot....

parcel size could be adjusted. this is part of lot located on the Yelm ave frontage. desirable location; in front of providence medical building and a brand new large daycare center....

Beautiful home available in the clearwood community...

Fixer older single wide. no powered heat source in the home...

Enjoy life on the water. take a refreshing swim right off the dock(fine gravel bottom) of this spectacular lake front home...

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

Affordable 3bd/1.75ba home in good condition in a wonderful clearwood community (many recreational facilities), close to front gate...

Updated tri-level home on 9.77 acre farm. new roof, hardi-plank siding, vinyl windows and paint inside and out...

Nice 2 story home in the clearwood community. this home has a vaulted ceiling in the living room, 3 bedrooms upstairs, large kitchen and dining room area...

Do not delay! beautifully built well kept stone accented 4 bedroom+ bonus room, office and loft, 2...

Beautiful 1/3 acre building site in gated clearwood community...

What a find! gorgeous 0.38 acres lot in wildaire community...

Tahoma terra community is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Enced lot and backyard!! nice central location in Yelm. formal room i...

fantastic opportunity to own an 18 hole putt putt mini golf course in the growing city of Yelm. or, bring your imagination and turn this commercial...

Great home! open, light & bright, split floor plan with laminate throughout...

Tahoma terra is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

2+ acres in Yelms industrial park. near the former hytec/lasco manufacturing plant...

This charming & very well kept home features a hard to find floor plan...

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