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: $466,111 / County Average: $541,247

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,438 / County Average: $4,557

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $205 / County Average: $228

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 17

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

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 99 / County Average: 72

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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...

Upgrades galore! beautiful 3 bedroom 2.50 bath home...

Darling home in the community of clearlake. community with swimming pool, hot tub, lakes, boat launches, swimming areas, tennis, basketball courts, 14 miles walking trails etc...

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...

Nice scenic shores home on large 1/4 acre lot! large master bedrm w/ full bathrm...

farm building site, now zoned c-2 in the city of Yelm. 2019...

close to public boat launch, easy commute to jblm, Yelm, olympia. and tacoma. bring your home plans, your builder, and your dreams....

Excellent investment opportunity! spacious duplex, each side features 3 bedrooms 1 bath and 1 car carport, 1080 sq feet each unit...

2 bedroom second story unit of a duplex with one bathroom...

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

Move-in ready, meticulously-kept home built in 2017...

Live the country dream! gorgeous rambler on a shy 5 acre equestrian property...

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

Autiful, spacious, 4br, 2.5ba home in the popular Yelm terra neighborhood offers large kitchen w/breakfast bar, open concept to dining room & living room w/cozy fireplace, 9' ceilings, recessed lighting & plenty of natural light. ...

Nice 2 story home located on a cul de sac. large vaulted great room...

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

Beautiful home on acreage! exquisitely maintained 3,160 sf home with 4 br's plus a main floor office/den w/a huge walk-in closet...

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

Custom craftsman home with amazing mountain view in private gated community...

Rare investment opportunities. spacious duplex, each side features 3 bedrooms 1 bath, and 1 carport, 1080 sq feet each unit...

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