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: $539,570 / County Average: $518,444

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,070 / County Average: $3,358

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $218 / County Average: $223

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1992 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 120 / County Average: 102

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Paved road front on the 5 acres of pasture with a small patch of timber and no gophers...

walking distance to Yelm-tenino trail for cycling, walking & running. easy commute to Yelm, centralia, olympia & jblm....

This 1.61 acres zoned c-1 property has 227ft of road frontage on plaza drive and improvements include sidewalks, street lights, sewer, water, telephone and storm drainage...

great horse property with outbuildings, lots of parking and wonderful opportunities to grow. close to Yelm shopping, schools and access to back of jblm....

-1 zoned parcels totaling 5-acres in the heart of Yelm. properties a...

The westmont, w/nearly 2400 sq ft, features split entry, 4 beds & den/office space, 3 full baths, 2 living areas, laundry w/generous amounts of storage...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. completion april of 2020....

come pick your dream 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 a...

Superb opportunity for affordable lakeside living! 2 parcels included in sale...

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...

Beautiful rambler nestled on 5 private wooded acres...

A beautiful home in the gated community of clearwood...

Rare, beautiful remodeled home on large, .33 ac lot, with no hoa and rv parking for under 300k...

Beautiful turn key rambler located on 6 acres at the end of a private drive...

wildlife abounds at this peaceful location. located approximately 10 minutes from Yelm & jblm; 30 minutes from tacoma. property rests on a dirt road only a short distance off hwy 702/352nd street south. bethel school district. buyer should conduct due diligence to personal satisfaction. owner financing!...

Excellent location for mixed use retail and multifamily, apartments, condo's...

10+ acres of private rolling, pristine, easily accessible land located between Yelm & rainier with fantastic views of snow-laden mt. rainier and the stunning bald hills. one o...

little to no wetlands or buffers gives you about 16 football fields worth of land to work with. just minutes from eatonville, Yelm or the east gate of jblm....

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...

Treat yourself to a brand new house! quality built with gorgeous finishes...

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