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: $499,989 / County Average: $511,847

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,217 / County Average: $4,456

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $225 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 93 / County Average: 68

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Hidden gem in the city with fabulous mountain views...



very easy commute to lacey and jblm on the outskirts of Yelm....



situated in well-established neighborhood w/ multiple access points & direct connection to the Yelm bypass for easy commuting to i-5 & jblm. the community park is just a football throw away!...



heat pump with a/c for those hot summer days. rv parking. close to lacey, Yelm, jblm...



Welcome home! prime corner lot location in the heart of clearwood...



Beautifully updated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with bonus loft in quiet cul de sac...



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 a...



Live large in this completely move in ready mt. rainier view property...



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



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...



Beautiful 29.84 acre piece in secluded area in Yelm within minutes of downtown...



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 a...



Great horse property! fenced & cross fenced. lush pasture, 60x30 barn, tack room wash stall, tongue & groove adjustable stall system, paddock, feed storage, & loft...



Beautiful lot 1 block from community pool that features jacuzzi, bathrooms, & showers...



Highly sought after & charming 3 bedroom holly (rambler) features a covered porch on side of house leading to fenced backyard, open concept kitchen w/granite or quartz counters, fh back splash, breakfast nook/dining & great room w/gas fireplace...



foot 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in cherry meadows, Yelm! featuring built-in cabinets, gorgeous trim...



Sunrise vista 3 bedroom and 2 bath- home features vaulted ceilings, skylight in master bath, clothes line, built in stereo, pantry...



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 a...



Residential 40-acre parcel of land zoned rrr1/5. parcel is a nice square shape, level topography & useable...



Fix me up! four bedroom, two bath with over 2100 sf on large 1/4 acre lot...



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