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: $342,971  County Average: $391,195

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,911  County Average: $3,497

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $157  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 80  County Average: 94

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Lovely clearwood home with large private fully fenced yard with fire pit backing onto forested area...

Nice home in newer Yelm neighborhood. welcoming covered front porch...

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

Ks off! unique wood floors reclaimed from the old Yelm high school gym. chef's kitchen is totally updated: massive fridge/freezer combo, granite island,...

2 lot 27. should have good farming soils. bypass Yelm traffic when traveling to lacey, olympia. new address obtained. buyer to verify all info to buyer's satisfaction. seller will look at all offers....

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

acres with a commercial building just outside of Yelm city limits....

this property situated at 17625 clear lake blvd se is located in the city of Yelm. according to tax records this property was built in 2006 offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with 2,176 square f...

Beautiful custom craftsman nestled down a private lane on 2 acres...

Beautiful treed lot in clearwood. gently slopes to a level area...

Brand new 2-story home in john's meadows! estimated completion 08/31/2017...

Wow! this 1.33 acres of c-1 property has paved road frontage on plaza drive, paved street, sidewalks, street lights, sewer, water, telephone and storm drainage...

All investors! looking for a monthly income opportunity? here is your chance...

whitewater amenities: gated, parks, trails, arena. near Yelm, jblm....

1600 sf shop with loft (up to 4 cars), rv parking and large back deck. easy access to tenino-Yelm and chehalis bike trail....

Nicely maintained, affordable home in clear lake waterfront community of gated single tree estates...

Close to everything! shopping, trails, parks, playgrounds, schools, jblm & medical facilities...

Beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath home located next to the Yelm/tenino walking trail...

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