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: $350,443  County Average: $394,854

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,933  County Average: $3,417

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $160  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 90  County Average: 86

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Welcome home to this well-loved, move-in ready, light-filled home...

10 minutes from jblm and less than 10 minutes to Yelm. this home features large open concept de...

Maybe last chance to get terrific lot on lawrence lake without the high cost and taxes of open waterfront...

First time on the market! only 5 minutes from shopping, yet rural feel...

Great piece of land close to town. lightly treed with great areas for building...

Lake lawrence-77' waterfront-boat house, dock, gazebo, ample level parking for rv's, boats, & many cars...

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...

Scenic, quiet property in clearwood community. walking distance to lake...

If you are ready to build--this is the 5 acres for you...

Tahoma terra, nearby downtown Yelm, schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Affordable rambler in a peaceful community with a club house & outdoor pool...

Beautiful, shy 5 acre parcel for you to build your dream home...

With 87' of frontage on Yelm highway. across from Yelm high school, on the west side of town where most future residential development will take place, sidewalks in, sewer, water, gas in street. offered well below accessed v...

Cute affordable home on larger corner lot in nisqually pines...

Beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath home located next to the Yelm/tenino walking trail...

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

Downtown Yelm. in the heart of the community! Yelm hwy vacant land commercial road frontage (200 feet) available...

Back on market due to failed buyer's financing! appraisal is done & home is ready to go...

Lots of potential with this very private, beautiful, cedar home w/hand milled ceilings and oak flooring throughout most...

Yelm (south) - 149.92 acres, rare large acres, amazing mountain view, lots of possibilities; your own estate, sell off a couple lots & keep one, subdivide...

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