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: $464,943 / County Average: $548,249

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,397 / County Average: $4,625

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $202 / County Average: $229

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1993 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 106 / County Average: 72

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Beautifully maintained home in move in ready condition...

Rare find, shy acre in town. one of a kind fully renovated 2691 sq ft home with 4 big bedrooms, 2...

Wide open floor plan & vaulted ceilings welcome you into this beautiful home...

Amazing 4 bed/2.5 bath home in cherry meadows. you'll find a spacious formal living/dining area and gorgeous kitchen w/ granite counters, plentiful cabinets, and walk-in pantry...

-1 zoned parcels totaling 5-acres in the heart of Yelm. properties a...

Bring your builder to this beautiful shy 5 acre lot...

Lovely home tahoma terra! bright & open layout, hard surface flooring & white door & trim package throughout...

property backs up to Yelm creek. great rental history in desirable downtown Yelm location, easy to rent out by just hanging a sign. property is already fully rented out at $2300/month and just needs a new owner to start taking the checks....

This 1.33 acres (lot 3) zoned c-1 has paved road frontage on plaza drive, improvements with sidewalks, street lights, sewer, water, telephone and storm drainage...

Great home in gated clearwood with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,312sf...

this is one of two remaining pads in eagle plaza, with the first two housing olympia federal savings & Yelm family medicine. this site offers a 12,915' building pad w/25,014' of allocated parking. vehicle traffic count is approximately 18,000 daily....

Located near schools/shopping/trails/parks/medical facilities & jblm...

Amazing modular home on .44 of an acre. home is not manufactured which means many financing options are available...

Privacy! privacy! privacy! this is a beautiful rolling parcel, just short of five full acres...

*new price* country living at its finest! 2 homes on 46 acres...

This single level 2 bd + extra finished room, 2 ba home on 2...

across the street from briggs ymca and briggs village on Yelm hwy. zoned: porm (professional office/res...

Welcome to this wonderful 4 bed/2.5 bath home located in the sought out neighborhood of cherry meadows...

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