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: $462,543 / County Average: $527,966

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,948 / County Average: $3,600

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $221 / County Average: $221

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 102 / County Average: 88

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12 sunny, level acres in Yelm city limits! has been used for cattle and hay previously...

across the street from briggs ymca and briggs village on Yelm hwy. zoned: porm (professional office/res...

this 20 acre parcel just 2.5 miles from downtown Yelm & convenient to jblm. gopher study completed...

Charm with a capital "see". this rambler offers a large office to use as you wish + 2 good size brs just for you...

Beautiful and well designed floor plan offers a quality and spacious 4 bedroom/2...

One of a kind clearwood rambler tucked into an oasis of fun and relaxation...

level building lot in a great area and location just off hwy 702 in roy. minutes from Yelm and jblm. half hour to tacoma & puyallup....

easy access to all Yelm has to offer with fantastic Yelm avenue frontage!...

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

A short walk from the back of this property, you will find a boat launch to one of 3 beautiful lakes...

Hansen construction is now at maxvalle- each home site features 3/4 acre +- the snoqualmie floor plan is an open concept rambler w/3bedrooms, den/office, bonus room, and 3 car garage...

Perfect starter home with plenty of room to grow. this 3 bed 2...

additional garage is 448 sqft. this is a great opportunity in the heart of Yelm!...

The blossom w/2 story entry, private den on main, 4 beds, 2...

The famous willow home w/covered front entry located on corner home site, includes a popular 3rd floor bonus w/3/4 bath...

Hard to find affordable 3 bedroom home on 3.86 acres...

Introducing the chinook at tyler terrace- close to all amenities and convenient to jblm...

land fronts rhoton rd with water, sewer, and heavy power. see city of Yelm website for numerous industrial uses. four parcels included in this price. bring your developers!!...

Enjoy the beautiful mountain view from your home. this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home is situated on almost one acre, close in to town...

Beautiful treed lot in clearwood. gently slopes to a level area...

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