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: $491,934 / County Average: $563,013

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,958 / County Average: $4,614

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $252 / County Average: $241

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 18

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 75 / County Average: 59

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nearly 55 acres of neighborhood green space behind the property & a fenced neighborhood park. located between lacey & Yelm, close to jblm...

Welcome to this rare opportunity. this 32+ acre property with 20,000+ square-foot warehouse, mountain view, pasture land, and possible sub division, offers the savvy investor potential for 5 -five acre parcels, all with mountain views...

Don't just drive by this beautiful home, this place features an open floor plan with 3 large bedrooms, lots of windows & double french doors to the backyard...

Meticulously maintained home with a stunning mount rainier view situated on just over a 1/2 an acre...

Just under 100 acres situated between Yelm and eatonville...

Rcial / industrial land 4.5+ acres in beautiful Yelm. ne...

This rambler has been totally remodeled from top to bottom, sits on a private lot just under 5 acres...

D community, elk heights! 5 acres just outside of Yelm features a 4 bedroom & 2.5 bath home, w/ circle drive...

First time on market! private, stunning & spacious 5889 sq ft custom log home situated on over 80 acres w/mt rainier view...

040, table 4.01 for uses]. high traffic counts on Yelm hwy (25k+ vpd). existing well on site. 2020 gopher report (no gophers) completed. across from new city of olympia future soccer fields park/spooners berry stand....

Great 3 bedroom 2 bath in Yelm city limits. home f...

come pick your dream 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 pla...

Your opportunity is hear to live in the desirable scenic shores/lake lawrence community...

This former model home sits on a private corner lot...

Developers dream - 2 parcels raw land with gorgeous mtn view from different areas...

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

Beautifully maintained and nicely updated, 2 master suites, large open living room with vaulted ceilings...

exceptional mt rainier views paved roads, septic designs, and drilled well are included with these surveyed sites. power and fiber optics available. minutes to Yelm, jblm, and lacey....

fully fenced backyard feels very private. all this located in the heart of Yelm....

laundry room conveniently located upstairs next to the bedrooms. Yelm terra is a small subdivision w/multiple parks just 20 minutes to jblm. great community, fantastic location!!...

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