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: $414,155  County Average: $403,891

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,177  County Average: $3,193

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $178  County Average: $179

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 14  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 97  County Average: 101

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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....

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Welcome to john's meadows! new construction by puget sound homes...

Bdivision potential located less than a mile from Yelm. this property would be ideal for building a ...

A beautiful secluded country estate home located on 10 acres in tahoma vista estates...

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

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....

Beautiful home on 2 parcels total 20 acres. equestrian facility...

Welcome to john's meadows! beautiful new construction by puget sound homes, llc...

25 acres fully fenced equestrian property! must see all upgrades & amenities...

Room to spread out & grow for both people & critters...

Plans changed. get out of the way, but close in.10 min to Yelm.15 to roy gate.25 to dupont. great close in acreage, site and septic approved, no gophers...permit ready!...

Impeccably designed & maintained rambler. awarded "best kitchen design" by mba in '09...

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

1800 sq foot remodeled charmer with a lake view. huge back deck for quite evenings watching the wildlife...

Beautiful rural acreage - builder ready!! owner terms available, minimum 15/20% down payment, 7...

located on the west side of the chevron station at the roundabout at the intersection of Yelm hwy and boulevard rd. zoned nr neighborhood retail. excellent exposure to high volume of traffic daily....

Clean, vacant, ready to go rambler minutes to jblm...

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