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: $378,921  County Average: $412,546

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,222  County Average: $3,625

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $156  County Average: $177

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 14  County Average: 16

Average Year Built in Yelm: 2000  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 72  County Average: 80

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Scenic, quiet property in clearwood community. walking distance to lake...

Warm and inviting 2978 sq ft home. this home has been lovingly cared for with tasteful touches throughout...

this property situated at 205 sw edwards st, is located in the city of Yelm. according to tax records this property was built in 1956, offering 4 bed, 3.1 bath, with 2186 square feet...

Beautiful 1/3 acre building site in gated clearwood community...

Rare 5.46 acre lot ready to go! 1.5 miles from Yelm hwy/college intersection w/class b well installed...

Awsome country living on one acre that is fenced and cross fenced and close to town...

Move in ready, well maintained rambler with open concept living...

Investors dream!! this home has extensive damaged, a tree on the roof and mold...

Away from the maddening crowds and close to the military bases...

buyer will have to cooperate with 3 parcel owners for possible development. Yelm hwy/henderson intersection has 33,000+ vehicles a day. one of the busiest intersections in thurston county....

Spectacular building site in clearwood that backs to forestland...

Tahoma terra is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Opportunity knocks! spacious abode awaiting your finishing touches...

Delightful! immaculate split entry floor plan! dramatic entry greets you as you step in...

amenities include lighted and paved runway, power and community water at the property, cc&rs which ensure quality controls of your neighborhood, and community perks of burgeoning Yelm....

Tahoma terra community is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

of veterans affairs but you don't have to be a vet to purchase it. Yelm properties are selling fast so hurry!...

Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. comes with 1 car garage...

The willow includes a 3rd floor bonus w/3/4 bath! private office on main floor, expansive laminate wood floors & a covered back patio...

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

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