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: $395,914  County Average: $407,080

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,126  County Average: $3,299

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $177  County Average: $177

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 91  County Average: 94

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Luxury home in peaceful country setting, with a huge 56x60 shop on 5 acres...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on Yelm tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. some upgrades not included in base price....

Back on the market! hard to find 3,153 square foot home in tahoma terra...

Nice building lot on 4.35 acres! corner lot! 4 bedroom septic designs approved (expired)...

This home is on a 5-acre lot. the plan features a large kitchen, big 5 pcs master bath and covered porch...

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...

Lot 21 is a completely cleared, prime 1/4 acre lot with a view of blue lake...

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. wont last long! very well maintained...

River front living with view of mt. rainier from sandy beach on deschutes river...

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...

Over a third of an acre and a 24' x 36' (+/-) shop sets this home apart from the rest...

Palisades west overlooks the city of Yelm/near-by schools from the hilltop with community views of mt...

November promotion: seller to pay up to 2% of list price towards buyer's closing costs for offers presented & accepted before 11/20/2017...

Welcome home to this move in ready rambler! this home has new flooring, new carpet and has been freshly painted in and out...

Country farmhouse w/ beautiful setting! ftrs 3 bdrms w/ bonus room/office, 2 full bthrms both w/ dbl sinks...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the Yelm tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. completion feb 2018....

Wonderful equestrian property located at the end of a cul-de-sac...

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....

two potential home sites with minimal clearing required. no wetlands or buffers. just minutes from Yelm, but feels like miles from anyone. easy commute to tacoma, lacey, olympia, or jblm....

Beautiful home on 2 parcels total 20 acres. equestrian facility...

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