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: $537,135 / County Average: $514,848

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,843 / County Average: $3,643

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $219 / County Average: $214

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 123 / County Average: 90

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Affordable 3 bed, 2 bath home in gated community. roof done in 2017, new lighting just installed...

A unique opportunity awaits in this beautifully-updated home just inside the front gate of the exceptional clearwood community...

Beautiful 4 br, 2 ba home on five acres. mt. rainier view from family room...

this 3 bed 2.5 bath home located in the heart of Yelm welcomes you to an open floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings, bullnose corners, gas heat & a/c. recently re...

Country living at its finest! 2 homes on 46 acres. custom built main home features 4-bedroom,2...

Beautiful two story home located in a quiet & private development in the tahoma vista neighborhood...

Lots of potential here! flat and buildable. this lot is different than other vacant land...

little to no wetlands or buffers gives you about 16 football fields worth of land to work with. just minutes from eatonville, Yelm or the east gate of jblm....

wildlife abounds at this peaceful location. located approximately 10 minutes from Yelm & jblm; 30 minutes from tacoma. property rests on a dirt road only a short distance off hwy 702/352nd street south. bethel school district. buyer should conduct due diligence to personal satisfaction. owner financing!...

little to no wetlands or buffers gives you about 16 football fields worth of land to work with. just minutes from eatonville, Yelm or the east gate of jblm....

Large clearwood home with 2200 square feet to enjoy...

hardwoods, custom tile work and large 7 bedroom septic for expansion. nearby cities include Yelm, rainier and olympia. great access to seattle, tacoma & portland. unique waterfront....

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...

landscaped front & backyard w/fence. easy access to 510, nearby schools, downtown Yelm amenities & jblm! images not of actual home. est completion november/tbd. construction is underway!...

A short walk from the back of this property, you will find a boat launch to one of 3 beautiful lakes...

a new storage shed at the rear of the property. this home is just a short drive to Yelm or olympia. come see all this home has to offer!...

Equestrian dreams realized! 2 homes on 40 acres with 156x80 impressive indoor arena that provides viewing area~44 stalls~4 wash racks~4 tack rooms~4 grooming stalls~office~kitchen~utility room~outdoor arena~covered round pen~owner's private barn, several pastures w/shelters, & wooded trails...

come pick your dream home sites from 2-5 acres(m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to feel country. bring your mini-farm, toys a...

102+/- acres situated between Yelm and eatonville. great potential as timber investment with commercially planted and maintained 10 and 22 year old stands of douglas fir...

lots of fruit trees, fig, apple, pear, plum etc. green belt on the side leads to Yelm-tenino trail. mt. rainier view from landing upstairs. storage shed. home wired for sound throughout. charger for electric vehicle too....

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