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: $353,735  County Average: $399,490

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,912  County Average: $3,432

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $161  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 85  County Average: 87

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Great home in clearwood! corner lot, near the back entrance, and new roof make this a great place to call home...

Lovely 3 bed 2.5 bath home in quiet Yelm neighborhood (willow glen community)...

2 lot 27. should have good farming soils. bypass Yelm traffic when traveling to lacey, olympia. new address obtained. buyer to verify all info to buyer's satisfaction. seller will look at all offers....

20 min to jblm - tahoma meadows - this home features neutral paint colors throughout, an office w/french doors off entry, formal dining rm, open loft upstairs & tankless water heater...

Exceptional 60+ acre horse facility!stunning 3+ story (5000+ sf)custom log home with designer touches throughout...

Wow, this is the opportunity you were waiting for. this is a truly ready to build lot with electricity, water and septic ready to go, or bring your manufacture home and be in by summer...

Equestrian dreams realized! primary residence is updated & well kept, 2 br w/office, a covered hot tub & functional 2 stall barn for owner's private use...

Watch the fall leaves change in this beautiful lake lawrence rambler...

Stunning new construction rambler set away from the busy city life but yet close enough to shopping, entertainment & schools...

Move in ready!! introducing the whitman-newly designed plan by award winning, level design...

loaded with beautiful old growth trees. adjacent to Yelm city limits. lot is in the urban growth area with potential to put 4 homes per acre once land is annexed. owner's financing available....

Tahoma terra community is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Absolute privacy w/a beautiful home, fully fcd & cross fcd property w/ the perfect mix of field & mature trees w/run in, 32x48 2 story barn & green house...

Beautiful manufactured home on 5 acres loads of potential...

Updated split level home in clearwood community. close to jlbm...

Affordable home in clearwood! come take a look at this hidden gem in clearwood...

Very quiet cul-de-sac. just shy 1/4 acre building lot...

Investors dream!! this home has extensive damaged, a tree on the roof and mold...

Really nice 4 bedroom/2 bathroom rambler - all new interior paint and stained deck...

1800 sq foot remodeled charmer with a lake view. huge back deck for quite evenings watching the wildlife...

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