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: $516,198 / County Average: $561,281

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,652 / County Average: $4,603

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $202 / County Average: $233

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 127 / County Average: 83

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property is accessed via private road (388th st ct s) off 30th ave s. Yelm school district. need more land? another 1.27 acre lot is for sale & borders this property (mls 1594196). buyer to verify info to personal satisfaction....

Prime location near just south of Yelm, across morris rd from prairie elementary school...

Nice 2-bedroom home in beautiful clearwood community...

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

Beautifully updated 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in the desirable tahoma meadows neighborhood...

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...

Amazing opportunity to own 40 beautiful acres & build your home...

New construction rambler on leveled 1.3 acres this spacious home offers open concept living floor plan w/den/office...

New price! cozy home in the heart of Yelm on a corner lot in a cul-de-sac...

Precious memories begin here. welcome to our happy home...

nice front porch to enjoy your morning coffee. home is close to the town of Yelm but just far enough away! free home warranty! enjoy life again!...

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 2 story home on a cul-de-sac...

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...

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...

Great size corner lot in tahoma meadow! nice foyer, open kitchen w/breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, new microwave, living area with fireplace, hardwood flooring & open railing...

Buyer finance fail,beautiful custom built 3bdrm on shy 10ac...

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...

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

Beautiful lightly treed lot located in the clearwood gated community...

nicely treed privacy for your dream home! parcel is only minutes to harts lake resort & Yelm city center, also easy commute to tacoma olympia, lacey or jblm. adjacent 5 acre lot available, or adjacent 1.25 acre also available. buyer verify all info. to own satisfaction....

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