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: $446,478 / County Average: $501,656

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,828 / County Average: $3,935

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $196 / County Average: $208

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 78 / County Average: 63

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Country living at its finest! 2 homes on 46 acres. custom built main home features 4-bedroom,2...

new price! 1930's home in central business district of Yelm. 1684 sq ft., or...

Located next to one of our community parks, this famous willow plan w/covered front porch, high entry ceilings, includes a popular 3rd floor bonus w/3/4 bath...

rv parking with an rv dump. the neighborhood has access to the Yelm tenino trail...

This is an excellent property for a church community: an attractive sanctuary; attached by sliding doors to a sizeable kitchen/dining room/assembly room; narthex/entry area; large pastor's office and secretarial office suite...

Adorable, meticulously maintained 2 bed, 1 bath rambler, formal living and dining rooms with elegant french doors, family room, country style kitchen with appliances that stay, large laundry room and all on an oversized lot of over 14000 sq ft...

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler in desirable lake lawrence community...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. completion september of 2019....

Possibly the perfect spot for a home with a basement...

community provides parks, sidewalks and lots of areas for walking. Yelm family medicine is right down the road....

The popular community of bella housa welcomes you home...

super secluded level land that is partially fenced. quick drive to Yelm or rainier. bring your building...

Here is your opportunity to own this highly desired floorplan in the tahoma terra neighborhood...

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

Welcome home! this 3bed/2bath home offers serene living at it's finest in this one-of-a-kind private and gated lake community...

landscaped front & backyard w/fence. easy access to 510, nearby schools, downtown Yelm amenities & jblm! images not of actual home. est completion tbd. foundation completed may 2019....

A home to love coming home to! welcome to the clearwood community that offers community pool, stocked lakes, swimming areas, parks and picnic areas...

Great building lot, level with a bit of rise towards the back, close to front gate...

great access from neighboring cities & towns at the crossroads of Yelm hwy & meridian rd se. 2 tax parcels: 40200300000 & 40200100000....

Be nimble, be quick, to see this spacious home. efficiently designed kitchen w/ample storage & counter space has access to a large desk for summer enjoyment...

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