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: $471,779 / County Average: $460,634

Average Taxes in Yelm: $9,717 / County Average: $4,575

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $198 / County Average: $186

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 62 / County Average: 71

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Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

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Ultimate in safe locations; great 650' elev (no wetland/or flooding), gentle hillside w/ view mt...



Charming home with lovely curb appeal! home is nicely situated in a cul-de-sac...



Rambler with great floor plan! two main living area around generous, open kitchen...



Rambler on 5+ flat, cleared & very usable acres !!...



Exquisite land located within 16 miles of Yelm in the very desirable dean kreger area...



Great opportunity for this ideal corner lot with very high traffic volumes; situated next to a car wash and fast food establishment ...



D in the nice quiet prairie creek neighborhood in Yelm,wa! this home is on a great lot and with a very nice private back yard with to...



Welcome home to tahoma meadows! located close to joint base lewis-mcchord, parks, golf course, shopping and schools, this home with over 1800 sq ft of updated living space boasts 3 bedrooms, bonus room and 2 1/2 baths...



Excellent location corner lot fenced across the street from mill creek elementary school...



Beautiful home on a large lot with high bank river access from the back yard...



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review. owner financing now available!...



level and dry, lightly treed with partial fence. conveniently located between Yelm & rainier. come check and make it yours!...



Perfected 2 bd/1 ba riverfront cedar cabin has finished/attached 288 sf studio w/its own deck...



This spacious lot is located in the heart of the desirable clearwood community...



Bring your creative vision! home is in the middle of a remodel, down to the studs & ready for you to finish as your own...



9 acrs preppers/farmers/retirees landscaped paradise, apprvd organic...



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review. owner financing now available!...



Power, water and septic on site. whether your looking to build your home or put your rv on it, this peaceful corner lot is the place for you...



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review. owner financing now available!...



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