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: $544,799 / County Average: $520,195

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,035 / County Average: $3,351

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $220 / County Average: $224

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 18

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 127 / County Average: 102

Yelm WA Real Estate Market Health


Neighborhood in Yelm WA

Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

Yelm-Rainier

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Superb opportunity for affordable lakeside living! 2 parcels included in sale...



great location close to amenities, shopping, restaurants, and Yelm family medicine. attached oversized 1 car garage. mountain view from back yard....



20 acre equestrian dream property! 3871 sf 4 bed/3...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. est completion jan 2020. photos of other homes by builder....



Calling all buyers, motivated seller- make an offer...



Welcome to nisqually pines! meticulously maintained home on 1/4 acre lot...



little to no wetlands or buffers gives you about 16 football fields worth of land to work with. just minutes from eatonville, Yelm or the east gate of jblm....



New construction! 1448sf 2 bed plus bonus room and 2...



Beautiful turn key rambler located on 6 acres at the end of a private drive...



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



Recently updated home features three large bedrooms, oversized walk in closet in master...



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



Great location for this classic country estate w/720 sf, legal in-law & office, 2428 sf main house, 3 car garage w/extra shop area & cvrd prkg for 3+ more, 2 stall barn +tack rm, fncd & cross fncd, in-grnd pool w/cabana + more...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. completion april 2020...



land fronts rhoton rd with water, sewer, and heavy power. see city of Yelm website for numerous industrial uses. four parcels included in this price. bring your developers!!...



Buyer selects interior & exterior finishes! the thompson at tyler terrace- open concept main floor with tech center/office space...



Beautiful 4 br, 2 ba home on five acres. mt. rainier view from family room...



Beautifully updated 3 bed 2 1/2 bath home plus office with large closet in the gated clearwood community with it's many amenities...



of the two outbuildings, one has been converted in a guest cottage. zoned in Yelm's commercial business district and can be commercial or home business....



Lot b- 4.83 level acres, currently pasture, that would be easy to develop...



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