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: $553,187 / County Average: $521,517

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,961 / County Average: $3,609

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $225 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 129 / County Average: 94

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easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. est completion jan 2020. photos of other homes by builder....

The cottonwood features 3082 sq ft with 4 bedrooms, 2...

ft fully finished granite filled guest home w/attached private carport on an amazing dry, level, fully landscaped including concrete walkways, porches & formal entries, patios, security gated, equestrian friendly 5acres in a perfect location and secluded neighborhood close to Yelm, rainier, schools and shopping. estate sale priced to go!...

great access from neighboring cities & towns at the crossroads of Yelm hwy & meridian rd se. 2 tax parcels: 40200300000 & 40200100000....

Finally available - .73 acre lot in close in mckenzie meadows community...

New improved price! come see this enchanting secluded property...

easy commute to jblm,year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail....

Beautiful duplex just 1 year old! each unit is 1,424 sqft and has 3 bedrooms, 2...

Small home with endless possibilities. sweet 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home...

Welcome to cherry meadows! this 4 bed 2.5 ba meticulously maintained home is move in ready...

Welcome to hansen construction's newest community on 3/4 acre lots...

Priced at assessed value! perfect building or recreational lot in a tremendous community...

This 2bd/2ba + bonus room home is so bright & cheerful - it makes you smile & want to stay...

Large 3000+ sq ft home on 7+ acres with an additional 15+ acres zoned light industrial...

88 acre parcel located in a beautiful country setting less than 5 miles from downtown Yelm. 24.88 acres in reduced timber tax classification....

Fully fenced 5 acres- value in the land! 2 bedroom 1...

5+ acres with 2 septics, power and well. currently has 2 mobile homes and some out buildings but the value is in the land and improvements...

Welcome to your new light & bright home located in hunting greene...

inexpensive utility costs. close to jblm, i5 & outdoor recreation. Yelm school district. was recently used as a rental. being sold "as- is" seller to do no work. pellet stove, electric wall heater in 1 bedroom....

traffic light in place with pedestrian crossing leading straight to the property. located within the Yelm city limits, zoned c-2 (heavy commercial). owner financing available. call for more information!...

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