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: $411,833 / County Average: $451,325

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,920 / County Average: $3,968

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $178 / County Average: $192

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 70 / County Average: 70

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Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

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The hampton, rambler home (1 story) w/nearly 1900 sq ft...



Large corner lot in vista green with a fully fenced private backyard...



home sites range from 2-5 acres(m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house plans and pick your dream home site today. information o...



The famous willow home welcomes you w/high entry ceilings, includes a popular 3rd floor bonus w/3/4 bath...



Wonderful 5 acre private parcel in a small subdivision...



Affordable property located in the quietest part of clearwood, minutes away from both blue lake & clear lake...



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...



T outside or rainier. secluded. close to olympia, Yelm, lacy & jblm. property includes a solid, well maintained one level home 3bd/1.75ba w/family room, office, covered parking for 7 cars, shop space, barn, rv hook up. roof 3yr...



We're ready to make your dream come true. all the hard work has been done...



Spacious, open, and bright. you really need to see this home before it's gone...



Pilots dream or for the person who travels a lot ~ last vacant building lot with view of mt...



Don't miss out on this opportunity! highly sought after 4...



new roof and exterior paint. plenty of room for parking. close to Yelm, tacoma and jblm....



Clear wood community home, gated community this home feature 4 bedroom, 3 bath, living room, dining room, and kitchen with access to the attached garage/ generator hook up, daylight basement with 2 more bedrooms/1 bath, rec room with wet bar, large lot with fenced back yard...



Freshly updated! all new flooring, granite countertops with undermount sinks, stainless steel appliances, and much more...



community provides parks, sidewalks and lots of areas for walking. Yelm family medicine is right down the street & close to jblm....



Come home to peace & watch the bald eagles fly & beavers float down the deschutes from your back deck w/140ft of riverfront...



Va approved builder!! open concept with all the quality upgrades from can lights to central air, covered decks, laminate flooring...



enjoy the privacy, wildlife & your own pond. convenient commute to jblm, Yelm, olympia & tacoma. site work will be necessary....



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