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: $515,965 / County Average: $517,571

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,140 / County Average: $4,438

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $221 / County Average: $229

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1991 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 127 / County Average: 76

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Lovely 2 story home in the gated community of clearwood, trout stack lakes, fishing and boating, swimming, 5 beaches, indoor pool, tennis and miles of walking trails...

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 4 -five acre parcels, all with mountain views...

Private location at the end of a country road! lovely floor plan with formal lr/dr, cove ceilings, and wood wrapped windows...

Truly one-of-a-kind horse property: 22+ fully fenced acres, 116x156 indoor riding arena w/17 stalls, wash stall, shavings pen, observation deck, office, tackroom; 80x100 barn w/10 stalls & room for 80+ tons of hay, outdoor riding arena, multiple paddocks, water & power to all structures...

Partially cleared land ready for you! 7.6 acres of quiet and peaceful surroundings are the perfect place for you to build the home of your dreams...

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

this is a great opportunity to restore the mobile already there or build your dream home! conveniently located near Yelm and mckenna!...

Last true large commercial site on busy Yelm highway in close-in olympia...

located in nisqually pines, includes tons of amenities - swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, open picnic area, playground and private river access. great location for commuting to jblm and Yelm....

Beautiful near half acre lot with a creek and river view...

This spacious 3,115 sq/ft cherry meadows home is the one you've been waiting for...

approx 2028 sf building has formerly been a restaurant and busy retail location. this is a great opportunity in the heart of Yelm!...

whether you'd like to be your own landlord or rent out this space to someone else - the street traffic & visibility is dynamite! the quaint town of Yelm welcomes you & your ideas to this wonderful, county-like s...

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....

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