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: $474,121  County Average: $447,366

Average Taxes in Yelm: $11,116  County Average: $4,503

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $202  County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16  County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998  County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 112  County Average: 93

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there is 4 bedrooms an office a living room and a large rec room. it is located in the heart of Yelm. vaulted ceilings and master has walk in closet and 5 piece b...

Enjoy all the amenities that clearwood has to offer...

Perfect movie in ready rambler in clearwood!home features a bright open floor plan w/ fresh paint throughout...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house plans and pick your dream home site today. in...

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...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house plans and pick your dream home site today. in...

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!...

Beautifully remodeled and move-in ready! this 3 bedroom 3 bath home built in 1901 has been updated with hardwood flooring, ceramic tile & carpet, all new kitchen and baths with hardwood cabinetry and granite counter tops, ductless mini split, new roof,new paint inside & out, new 2 additional rooms not shown in photos great for craft or office space, large rear deck with a territorial view and outbuilding with plenty of storage for toys...

The sterling home has high entry ceilings leading to formal living & dining room...

Awesome rambler featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms very well kept chefs kitchen with granite and tile flooring...

there are hiking trails, basketball & tennis courts, boat launch, fishing docks, private beaches w/bbq and picnic areas, plus a community pool. 15 min. to Yelm, 25 min. to jblm....

1938 farmhouse on 4.92 flat acres in the heart of Yelm! hay producing ...

Beautiful & impeccably maintained rambler located on large corner lot in clearwood community...

Beautiful clearwood lot! graced with tall firs and ready to clear for your new home...

This home has a beautiful kitchen with lots of space...

Beautiful 1/3 acre lot with 2 bedroom septic design...

Very quiet cul-de-sac. just shy 1/4 acre building lot...

fully landscaped front & backyard, screens & garage opener included. easy access to 510 & downtown Yelm....

perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, rainier, Yelm, and tenino....

Don't miss this opportunity! agricultural greenhouses, several outbuildings or equestrian property...

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