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: $436,319 / County Average: $441,424

Average Taxes in Yelm: $8,661 / County Average: $4,713

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $189 / County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 64 / County Average: 67

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Rare opportunity to purchase 5.6+ acres in Yelm adjacent to walmart and future hwy 510 intersection at 170th st se...

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Two amazing waterfront lots. parcel numbers 6513310040 & 6513310050...

business opportunity! 2 lots right on 91 feet of Yelm ave in the central business district (22719341300 & 22719342200) 27,878 square feet or .64 acr...

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

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Vacant lot with view of clear lake, across street from boat launch...

Affordable living! this home is what you have been looking for...

Fresh paint & new flooring! updated kitchen & bathrooms include new plumbing fixtures, upscale slate backsplashes...

Acreage is zoned r6. incredible investment opportunity...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house...

Life gets peaceful here! affordable cape cod style home w/big wrap around deck to enjoy the 140ft of deschutes riverfront...

Exquisite land located within 16 miles from Yelm in the very desirable dean kreger area...

Welcome to the lost kingdom! rediscover the magic of the forest & mature landscaping as you inhabit your own private haven...

Beautiful rambler 4 bedroom 2 bath home with attached 2 car garage and a huge 30x60 shop that has own heat pump and gas furnace with a 30x24 open loft...

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