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: $489,624 / County Average: $551,399

Average Taxes in Yelm: $4,059 / County Average: $4,629

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $258 / County Average: $239

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 81 / County Average: 54

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exceptional mt rainier views paved roads, septic designs, and drilled well are included with these surveyed sites. power and fiber optics available. minutes to Yelm, jblm, and lacey....

Beautiful 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with an extra room for office/den...

and if you are an investor looking to develop then your possibilities are endless. check with city of Yelm regarding all zoning questions as well as uses for land. buyer to verify all information to their own satisfaction....

Beautiful shy 30 acres. located right outside rainier...

Look at this beautiful remodeled 4 bdrm. 2.5 bth home on large lot, w/rv parking...

84 ac of pasture timber & lake, 2328 sq ft 1 story fully remodeled home with 3 bdrms & 1...

Prime location near just south of Yelm, across morris rd from prairie elem...

S beautiful 6.4 acre parcel in rainier. 10 min to Yelm, 30 min to oly/lacey. secluded 5 acres of pristi...

A modern farmhouse located on 22.81 acres! fully fenced equestrian property with 36 x 48 barn + tack room, outdoor arena & round pen...

This is a beautiful ten acre piece of property, fully fenced and cross fenced...

What a gem! this adorable 3 bed 2 bath 1,372 sqft rambler is located in the established prairie creek neighborhood...

Rambler in nisqually meadows! majestic mt rainier view as well as serene golf course view...

upstairs utility room.fully fenced yard. walking dist to Yelm high school & close to jblm....

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

Swim, sail, play in lawrence lake! walk down to your own canal frontage &head out to the lake...

Yelm rambler w/ 2,300 sqft shop/hanger space for your hobbies...

Everything you are looking for! 3 bdrm home w/bonus rm sits on 1...

Custom updates in this character filled 1945 home. this charming home offers main master bedroom with beautifully updated mb w/built in storage...

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