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: $451,509 / County Average: $458,476

Average Taxes in Yelm: $8,787 / County Average: $4,541

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $192 / County Average: $185

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 58 / County Average: 69

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Great rehab project on this cedar 1 1/2 story home w/basement on 5 picturesque acres...

Beautiful updated 3 bed 2 bath rambler in desirable lake lawerence...

view with your agent for best experience. near jblm, Yelm, olympia,tacoma. sign @ gate, no sign on lot....

This 1.61 acres zoned c-1 property has 227ft of road frontage on plaza drive and improvements include sidewalks, street lights, sewer, water, telephone and storm drainage...

The Yelm duplexes consist of 5 separately parceled buildings being sold together for a total of 10 units...

The sterling home has high entry ceilings leading to formal living & dining room...

Custom ramble, situated on 1.39 acres in gated community surrounded by 28 acre buffer, + 11 acre private park on nisqually river w/low bank access...

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 potential home sites with minimal clearing required. no wetlands or buffers. just minutes from Yelm, but feels like miles from anyone. easy commute to tacoma, lacey, olympia, or jblm....

Gorgeous rural acreage in the city of Yelm's urban growth area...

Commercial building used for a doctor's office with ada accessible bathrooms & reception area...

Affordable living in this sweet one owner home. 3 br 2 bth...

The blossom w/2 story entry, private den on main, 4 beds, 2...

Homes in good condition located in a great neighborhood of terra tahoma...

images not of actual home. ez access to 510 & downtown Yelm....

property is located in the hot retail sector of Yelm, wa. priced far below surrounding similar property. old home and outbuildings of no value....

Build your home on this lightly treed 11,264 sq ft lot in gated community surrounded by nature...

Great lot in clearwood to live or play! currently is set up as a great recreational lot to camp and enjoy all of the amenities that clearwood offers - lakes, trails, sport courts, parks, pool, and hot tub, etc...

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

3 story home welcomes you with laminate wood floors throughout main...

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