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: $489,906 / County Average: $452,380

Average Taxes in Yelm: $10,178 / County Average: $4,469

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $199 / County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 75 / County Average: 73

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highest & best use of this prop is as commercial land, & list price is below total assessed value. buy w/adjacent .72 acre parcel at 1410 w Yelm ave for 400,000 total price. house currently on well & septic, but water & sewer available....

15 minutes to lacey, wa, 20 minutes to tumwater, wa, 25 minutes to olympia, wa, 15 minutes to Yelm,wa & the red wind casino. near i-5 in lacey, shopping, parks & 23 minutes to joint base lewis-mcchord!...

Welcome to the retreat on rainier lake; the ultimate home for water ski & outdoor enthusiasts...

parcel size could be adjusted. this is part of lot located on the Yelm ave frontage. desirable location; in front of providence medical building and a brand new large daycare center....

Property w/a fantastic view of blue lake, next to a boat launch w/an administrative variance to place a home within 50ft of the blue lake shoreline...

located in a private gated community featuring miles of trails for hiking & horseback riding, parks for picnicking & rivers for fishing. just a 25-minute drive to Yelm. buyer to do a feasibility study to buyer's satisfaction....

Huge legal 5 bedroom home with 2 and a half baths. come see this very spacious home with tons of living areas that features an open kitchen with ss appliances and breakfast bar opens to living room w/gas fireplace...

Welcome to john's meadows! puget sound homes, llc presents the 2245 sq ft, 2...

Exceptional 3br home on a perfect lot only steps away from the lake & boat launch...

Centrally located 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home on a corner lot...

Unique 3 bedroom daylight basement home on 3.55 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds...

Fantastic split level home in gated community. master bedroom is up with private bath and balcony...

Unique home with exceptional amount of storage & new carpeting...

Custom ramble, situated on 1.39 acres in gated community surrounded by 28 acre buffer, + 11 acre private park on nisqually river w/low bank access...

Treed lot in cul-de-sac location with no neighbors behind...

The sterling home has high entry ceilings leading to formal living & dining room...

2010 luxury lake retreat in gated community. 1520 sq ft, surfeit of glass w/views of lake & mt...

easy access to all Yelm has to offer with fantastic Yelm avenue frontage! call broker helen today for more info on the easement from the medical center....

The ever popular & spacious teton home features expansive laminate wood floors, open-concept living, formal dining, bonus room & private den...

Your cabin nestled in the woods! great for weekend retreats, an investment (currently rented) or tranquil living...

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