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: $390,771  County Average: $416,484

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,023  County Average: $3,471

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $176  County Average: $180

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 92  County Average: 92

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Two homes on 5 park-like acres! a beautiful executive estate with primary 3bd/2...

Gorgeous custom home on large lot across the street from lake lawrence...

2 car garage with garage door opener. this home backs up to the Yelm golf course. walking distance to town. convenient to all schools. ne...

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....

3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom duplex has a large 1-car garage...

Very clean 4 bedroom home that backs up to a green belt area...

As is. off the grid home. contract for deed preferred...

Here is your paradise, or share it with 2 others. lovely treed property, shy 20 acres...

Great home in clearwood! corner lot, near the back entrance, and new roof make this a great place to call home...

! rare 1/2 acre lot situated in the lake lawrence west subdivision...

the property is conveniently located to olympia, lacey, or Yelm. you also have easy access to shopping, schools and the freeway. don't miss this opportunity....

Beautiful spacious 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. only a year old...

Your dream home is closer than you think. all the hard work has been done for you: survey completed, small wetland delineated, gopher study cleared, septic design approved, well site ok'd, power at the road...

Wonderful & freshly updated! cozy yet spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with vaulted ceiling...

Living the dream at lake lawrence! lovely 2 story home with plenty of room for everyone on over half an acre, just 25 minutes from jblm...

Doesn't get sweeter than this. lovely six and one half acre parcel in a desirable community...

living room and kitchen have open concept feel! right in the middle of down town Yelm!!...

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