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: $346,651  County Average: $393,325

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,899  County Average: $3,533

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $158  County Average: $173

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 81  County Average: 95

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15 minutes to lacey, wa, 20 minutes to tumwater, wa, 25 minutes to olympia, wa, 15 minutes to Yelm,wa & the red wind casino. near i-5 in lacey, shopping, parks & 23 minutes to joint base lewis-mcchord!...

Seclusion and serenity all within the community of clearwood...

4 bed 2 bath home situated on 11+ acres that is secluded, yet only minutes to jblm and Yelm. enjoy the large deck that is covered fo...

Most unusual single family concrete home w/multiple dwellings...

Grand entrance w/high entry ceilings, laminate wood floors throughout formal dining, living & kitchen...

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

Nice home featuring an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets and dining room...

located right across the street from the Yelm cinemas. close to everything you need in Yelm and to all amenities. buyer to measure sf to own satisfaction. location, location, location!...

Opportunity,price reduction value in the land, utilities in the street, septic needed buyer to verify...

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on october 9th, 2007 the proposed wyndstone binding site plan received preliminary approval from the city of Yelm consisting of 66 townhouse dwelling units. preliminary approval is good for ten years, expiring 10/9/2017. no time to waste....

upper level offers an open family room, 4 beds and another full bath. heat pump for a/c. just mins into Yelm for shopping, dining & entertainment. close to jblm and short commute into lacey & olympia....

Move in ready. if your looking to get away to a park like 3...

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