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: $550,919 / County Average: $496,463

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,202 / County Average: $3,239

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $226 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 139 / County Average: 114

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Come build your dream home or use as a recreational lot...

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...

Desirable camden, rambler style home w/master suite on main in tahoma terra's new subdivision...

enjoy beautiful summer nights choosing between your large upper deck or lower patio, that both overlook the tahoma valley golf course and a delightful pond. walk along the nearby Yelm-tenino trail & so much more. perfect for anyone, this home is ideally placed to enjoy amenities & a quick commute to jblm & olympia!...

Still time to pick your colors! the devore is an open concept rambler offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths (plus the option of an additional 1/2 bath), den, and 3 car garage - all on one level...

Commercial building used for a doctor's office with ada accessible bathrooms & reception area...

Build your home on this lightly treed 11,264 sq ft lot in gated community surrounded by nature...

conveniently located rambler on 5 acres close to Yelm and jblm. this home is perfect for entertaining with its large deck and fully fenced back yard. the high efficiency heat p...

Great lawrence lake area! scenic shores offers waterski, fishing lake home without the waterfront taxes with a community park & lake access...

A stately manor, built by one of the areas premier stone masons...

This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath gem is situated on a large corner lot featuring stainless steel appliances & glass top stove on the large kitchen island...

Welcome home to this very well maintained rambler in a quiet, newer development near military bases...

Custom ramble, on 1.39 acres in gated community surrounded by 28 acre buffer + 11 acre private park on nisqually river w/low bank access...

The timber welcomes you w/high entry ceilings, includes a popular open-concept living to your beautiful kitchen w/espresso shaker style cabinets, slab quartz or granite kitchen counters & fh decorative tile back splash...

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

traffic light in place with pedestrian crossing leading straight to the property. located within the Yelm city limits, zoned c-2 (heavy commercial). owner financing available. call for more information!...

A unique layout with amazing features! remodeled home with a massive master bedroom and walk in closet flows out to your private court yard complete with swim spa & custom built fireplace & smoker...

Was permit ready to build 2 retail building 5,000 sq ft and 3400 sqft plus 450 sqft...

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 plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...

Welcome to lake lawrence and all it has to offer! this 2367 sq ft 3 bed, 2...

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