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: $409,322  County Average: $410,711

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,702  County Average: $3,037

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $194  County Average: $183

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 99  County Average: 109

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Living spaces rural yet close to the amenities of Yelm!...

Great for first time buyer or ?? 2 br, 1 ba, vaulted wood ceilings...

lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review. owner financing now available!...

Reduced! recently updated 4 bed, 2 bath home (2498 sf) & 40'x52' (2080 sf) shop w/ 3 stalls...

New construction nearby downtown Yelm, schools, shopping, dining, theaters, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Records say 1491 sf but county home diagram + previous mls say larger...

Beautiful home in clearwood. this home features stunning laminate flooring throughout the living areas, with a fresh designer paint scheme...

Newly remodeled 3 bed 2 bath rambler with new floors, fresh paint inside and out, slab granite countertops, new appliances, updated bathrooms, and more...

Corner lot located in private gated clearwood community, offering serenity & amenities: multiple stocked fishing lakes, pool, sport courts, walking/bike trails, beaches, swimming areas, bbq pits & more...

3 bedroom, 2.5 half bath with everything. kitchen features stainless steel appliances with lovely glass tile backsplash...

Fantastic location! well maintained doublewide! covered front porch & river rock landscaping...

lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review. owner financing now available!...


Nice 2 acre lot located conveniently between Yelm and rainier...

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

In the heart of Yelm! walk to all your favorite spots...

Opportunity knocks! situated on 5 very private acres...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the Yelm tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. come choose your colors--buyers choose flooring, paint, cabinets, counter tops and more! april completion...

Welcome to john's meadows! puget sound homes, llc presents the 1800 sq ft, 2...

Updated 3 bed, 2 bath home with wrap around deck on 7 acres...

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