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: $353,735  County Average: $398,713

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,912  County Average: $3,424

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $161  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 84  County Average: 86

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

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. wont last long! very well maintained...

Remodeled 4 bedroom home with over 2,100sq. ft. of living space...

Beautiful 3 bed/2.5 bath, 2-story home in the quiet, gated community of clearwood...

New construction 3 bed home located close to jblm. ...

New price! convenience & space reign! home on a large lot, fenced & located in a cul-de-sac adjacent to mill pond elementary & ridgeline middle schools & fire dept...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation on the Yelm tenino trail. come choose your lot today. 4.5 month build time...

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....

tahoma terra, quiet & sought after neighborhood is near downtown Yelm, shopping, trails, parks, schools & jblm. fully landscaped front & backyard....

Home sweet home! delightful 2 story with welcoming country porch, in pristine condition...

Absolute privacy w/a beautiful home, fully fcd & cross fcd property w/ the perfect mix of field & mature trees w/run in, 32x48 2 story barn & green house...

develop, build, invest. just minutes from the heart of Yelm,city amenities and easy access to hwy 507. property has water and power on site...

Live in town close to shopping & on the bus line. sweet 2 story home on easy to maintain lot with covered front porch and 2 car carport...

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

River front living with view of mt. rainier from sandy beach on deschutes river...

it's the best of both worlds, open field with a background of tall fir forest. quiet, paved country road, yet not far from Yelm and rainier.the well and driveway ar...

The impressive durham, w/over 3000 sq ft, is a stunning 4 bedroom home w/high entry ceilings...

great location, close commute to the jblm's east gate, lacey, olympia, and Yelm. beautiful master bedroom with lots of light and a big ensuite bathroom. large kitchen, w...

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

This home has a new roof. outside looks good. easy walk to the lake park, some view of lake lawrence, which is a ski lake...

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