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.
[source: Wikipedia]

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Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $568,243 / County Average: $500,152

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,384 / County Average: $3,266

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $234 / County Average: $217

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 153 / County Average: 116

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Neighborhoods in Yelm WA

Bald Hills Lake Lawrence Nisqually Pines
Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

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Summer recreational property and the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the deshutes river...



Welcome to palisades west! quality construction by local builder northwest family homes features granite kitchen, pwdr & master bath, laminate flooring, high end cabinetry, beautiful open kitchen with large island & walk-in pantry, wainscoting/crown in dining, fully landscaped yard & fenced back yard...



One of a kind property just shy of 1 acre with two parcels in the desirable bald hills area...



Beautiful 4 bed home in cherry meadows. home features 2780 sq ft with 4 bedrooms plus bonus loft area, 2-1/2 baths, 2 car garage...



This home must sell fast so get on it today. instant equity great flip or amazing deal...



Come build your dream home or use as a recreational lot...



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 and house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



Back on market! you'll love this 2,770 sf, 5 bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac street...



Get in quick! two adjoining lots (that can be separated) combine to give shy 1/2 acre...



Was permit ready to build 2 retail building 5,000 sq ft and 3400 sqft plus 450 sqft...



Welcome to clearwood! a lovely, treed, gated community...



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 and house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



Open concept great room/kitchen/dinning room. master bedroom with large walk in closet and 5 piece master bathroom...



Living the dream with 1.77 acres, fully fenced, gated, gardens, dog pen, chicken pen, play ground, trampoline, pool and large patio...



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 and house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



Acreage is zoned r6. incredible investment opportunity...



Home features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on 2.51 acres there is a fully self contained office bonus room w/bath...



Come view this well taken care of 3 bed 2 bath 1412 sqft home in the tahoma terra community...



Fix me up! four bedroom, two bath with over 2100 sf on large 1/4 acre lot...



Beautiful 29.84 acre piece in secluded area in Yelm within minutes of downtown...



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