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: $466,717 / County Average: $589,761

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,767 / County Average: $4,550

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $243 / County Average: $258

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 18 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1985 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 74 / County Average: 82

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The one you have been waiting for! beautiful secluded rambler on just shy of 2 perfectly manicured acres...

3 bedroom 2 bath home ready for move-in this home is in lake community of scenic shores with lake access...

Lovingly remodeled home on larger lot with private deschutes river access...

6+/- is for sale with this listing. prime location just south of Yelm, very close to prairie elementary school! no gophers letter from county attached. call your agent today!...

fishing, tubing, etc all from your own land! approx 10 min to Yelm, 35 min to lacey & 45 min to mt rainier, easy commute to jblm....

this is one of two remaining pads in eagle plaza, with the first two housing olympia federal savings & Yelm family medicine. this site offers a 12,915' building pad w/25,014' of allocated parking. vehicle traffic count is approximately 18,000 daily....

Updated spacious home with detached garage on fully fenced large lot...

approx 2028 sf building has formerly been a restaurant and busy retail location. this is a great opportunity in the heart of Yelm!...

all appliances stay including double oven and pellet stove ready hearth. close to everything Yelm has to offer and easy commute to jblm-lacey/olympia-tacoma. don't miss this...bring your best offer first and get ready to move in!...

Bring your house plans, your ideas or your rv. enjoy all that the gated clearwood community has to offer...

Great home in wildaire estates on beautiful lake lawrence...

you'll love the large back yard, fruit trees, partial views of majestic mt rainier, and proximity to all that Yelm has to offer in the way of recreation, shopping, schools, and dining. roof, furnace & appliances are all less than 3 years old...

great retail space with good frontage in heart of Yelm. currently owner occupied su...

This home has it all and is move in ready! 3 beds and 2...

New construction. 3 bed 2.5 bath on corner lot. home features laminate flooring throughout downstairs, efficient lighting package, ss appliances, dark brown cabinets with soft closing doors...

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

Stunning home with all the finishing touches! open concept living area and kitchen has all high end ss appliances only 2 years old...

This busy intersection serves as a must pass through for thousands of cars on their way to and from home...

Great 3 bd 2.5 ba on oversized corner lot in the private gated clearwood community...

city water on property, sewer & gas is available at street. partially fenced--all in Yelm city limits. great opportunity, make offer!...

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