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: $529,055 / County Average: $512,014

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,060 / County Average: $3,329

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $214 / County Average: $218

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1992 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 122 / County Average: 99

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Live a sovereign life off the grid in this sweet and cozy cottage on 5 useable, pristine acres...

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Cash only. lovely wooded lot in nisqually pines has older singlewide manufactued home...

11+ acres of rolling land located between Yelm & rainier with fantastic views of mt...

entry is on killion with sidewalks, terrific curb appeal and just minutes to high school and Yelm medical center. two lots sold together just under 20 acres....

traffic light in place with pedestrian crossing leading straight to the property. located within the Yelm city limits, zoned c-2 (heavy commercial). owner financing available. call for more information!...

Sweeping views of the foothills from this rural rainier beauty...

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New price for this beautiful and functional equestrian farm...

This beautifully designed lacey plan features an open-concept living, gourmet kitchen w/granite slab or quartz counters, shaker style cabinets, large island for prep & entertaining space & walk in pantry...

If it is privacy and seclusion you wish, here it is...

has detached storage shed and plenty of room on lot for rv/boat/trailer. close to Yelm conveniences, easy commute to olympia, tacoma, lacey and jblm....

Great starter or down sizer. master features a walk in closet and three quarter bath...

Desirable camden, lives like a rambler, private master suite on main w/attached master bath & wic...

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...

Investor alert!tlc needed. renovation financing options available...

property has partially fenced pasture & situated adjacent to the Yelm/tenino trail & just a short walk to the deschutes river...

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