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: $665,133 / County Average: $676,149

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,844 / County Average: $4,853

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $323 / County Average: $318

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 6 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Yelm: 2005 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 86 / County Average: 61

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Charming rambler in pristine condition tucked into a quiet cul de sac...

Listed by: Yelm Windermere Real Estate

don't miss 8+ miles of hiking/equestrian trails, 40+ acre park w/ outdoor riding area + being located within few minutes to downtown Yelm....

Listed by: John L. Scott, Inc.

Come enjoy clearwood community & all of the amenities it has to offer...

Listed by: Keller Williams South Sound

Welcome to the Yelm cattle ranch. this incredible ranch is one of the largest operating cattle ranches in western wa...

Listed by: Golden West Properties Inc

this property is off of the beaten path, yet 15 minutes to the amenities of Yelm. easy commute to jblm. call your broker quick before this gem is gone! must have appt to view no drive by...

Listed by: Yelm Windermere Real Estate

Welcome to the perfect place to call home in the desirable clearwood community...

Listed by: Skyline Properties, Inc.

Ainier & walking distance to wilkowski park & the Yelm-tenino walking trail this 3 bed 2.5 bath home boasts lamin...

Listed by: St Clair Realty

Approved short sale price. this property has a lot of potential in the desirable gated clearwood community...

Listed by: Lumin Brokers of Washington

this thoughtfully planned out soundbuilt community is surrounded by beautiful woods, close to many shops and restaurants in downtown Yelm and only a short drive away from hiking/walking trails & schools & jblm. if you are working with a licensed broker they must accompany you on the first visit per site registration policy....

Listed by: Mosaic Realty

The beautiful 4-bedroom 2.5 bath features hardwood floors throughout the entire main floor, stairs and upstairs hallway...

Listed by: Group 7 Inc., Real Estate Serv

Welcome to this fully updated home featuring vaulted ceilings and an in-house speaker system...

Listed by: Skyline Properties, Inc.

high traffic (30,000 vpd +/-) counts, and mostly flat, and cleared. all utilities available on both rich rd an...

Listed by: RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates

Bath home nestled on a sprawling 5.72-acre lot in Yelm. offering a generous 3,847 sq ft of beautifully appointed living space, this propert...

Listed by: Better Properties Summit

19k in seller incentives! the laurel in tahoma terra...

Listed by: Mosaic Realty

The warren on homesite #73 located on a beautiful corner lot...

Listed by: BMC Realty Advisors Inc

Welcome to your home sweet home! this fabulous 4-bedroom, 2-bath rambler sits on a spacious 2...

Listed by: Better Properties Summit

One parcel and 2 homes! this is the opportunity of a lifetime...

Listed by: Networks Real Estate LLC

soundbuilt homes presents the camden floorplan in Yelm @ mountain meadows. main level living offers primary s...

Listed by: Berkshire Hathaway HS SSP

Welcome to clearwood! this opportunity to build your new home, or build a vacation home is here with this secluded lot that backs up to a greenbelt for extra privacy...

Listed by: BHGRE- Northwest Home Team

Beautifully updated and move in ready! this 1 story home has 2 bedrooms and a nice-sized office that could be used as a 3rd bedroom & 2 baths...

Listed by: Keller Williams South Sound

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