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.
[source: Wikipedia]

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Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $476,071  County Average: $436,510

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,587  County Average: $3,245

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $200  County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 103  County Average: 112

Yelm WA Real Estate Market Health


Neighborhoods in Yelm WA

Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

Yelm-Rainier

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Desirable rambler style home w/master suite on main floor...



Fantastic opportunity on busy Yelm highway/rich rd intersection...



Amazing community in Yelm - gilling estates private road just 2 miles from town on bald hill rd some with views...



Attention builders/investors! c-1 zoning. two parcels to be sold together...



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. owner financing now available!...



home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house plans and pick your dream home site today. in...



Septic on property! water, power on the property.19 level partially treed...



Beautiful 1/3 acre lot with 2 bedroom septic design...



1104 square feet, 3 bedroom 1 full bath home in Yelm...



loaded with beautiful old growth trees. adjacent to Yelm city limits. lot is in the urban growth area with potential to put 4 homes per acre once land is annexed. owner's financing available....



Pride in ownership shows here!!! solid home in great area on 1...



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. owner financing now available!...



This beautifully designed lacey plan features an open-concept living space, gourmet kitchen w/slab granite counters, custom gray shaker style cabinets, fh decorative tile back splash, large island & walk in pantry...



Definitely not a cookie cutter home! come and check this out...



Beautiful treed corner lot in clearwood. build a new home or simply use for recreational purposes and enjoy all the amenities this community has to offer...



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. owner financing now available!...



Opportunity abounds in this spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home located on a cul-de-sac in tahoma terra...



sweat equity in this 1,800 sq. ft rambler on 2 acres located just outside Yelm city limits. would make...



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. owner financing now available!...



Two story stick built in nisqually pines! 3 bedroom, 2...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
253-224-6663
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