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: $478,989 / County Average: $581,746

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,872 / County Average: $4,531

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $259 / County Average: $255

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1985 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 75 / County Average: 74

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Rcial / industrial land 4.5+ acres in beautiful Yelm. ne...

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New construction. 3 bed 2.5 bath on corner lot. home features laminate flooring throughout downstairs, efficient lighting package, ss appliances, dark brown cabinets with soft closing doors...

don't miss out on owning a property in the heart of Yelm! prime location and busting community. nice size kitchen w/adjacent dining room. master bedroom has a bathroom. two other bedrooms share a bath. fenced yard. se...

private community road, and lots of privacy. easy access off 148th, minutes to Yelm downtown or rainier for a super convenient location away from town. property is lightly treed and brushy. no known wetlands on the property, but no studies have been done....

conveniently located with simple access to downtown Yelm, stewart's meats, the nisqually river and so much more....

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6+/- is for sale with this listing. prime location just south of Yelm, very close to prairie elementary school! no gophers letter from county attached. call your agent today!...

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Great investment property near jblm and Yelm. well maintained side-by-side duplex with garages in the middle...

3 bedroom 2 bath home ready for move-in this home is in lake community of scenic shores with lake access...

Great home in wildaire estates on beautiful lake lawrence...

Bring the horses, cattle goats & chickens. room for everyone...

Yelm farm 314.18 acres. mountain view. farm & forestry property with nice 1786 sq ft rambler-3 br, 1 ba, 2 car g...

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