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: $479,641  County Average: $452,002

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,848  County Average: $4,189

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $203  County Average: $192

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 16

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 105  County Average: 99

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Off grid, build or invest. nice wooded acreage lot...

Secluded home between Yelm and rainier on 4.7 acres...

Awesome rambler featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms very well kept chefs kitchen with granite and tile flooring...

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....

With 87' frontage on Yelm highway on west side of Yelm. sidewalks in, sewer, water, ...

College street frontage - near Yelm hwy/lowes. fast developing area, with true college st frontage (198') on flat lot with all utilities and street frontage completed...

perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, rainier, Yelm, and tenino....

Why not have it all? gorgeous home with open 2 story entry flooded with light...

This beautifully designed lacey plan features an open-concept living space, gourmet kitchen w/slab granite counters, custom gray shaker style cabinets, fh decorative tile back splash, large island & walk in pantry...

Beautiful updated home on a peaceful 5+ acre lot! lots of light...

Ome located in the nisqually pines development in Yelm. with a nice corner lot, this 1985 manu...

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!...

Come and escape to your very own recreational paradise...

Nestled among the trees, your home awaits! fenced yard on corner lot with sneak peek view of lake...

What a find! immaculately maintained home featuring 4 large bedrooms plus an office/den(potential 5th bedroom?)...

All reasonable offers will be considered! cute doublewide w/screened porch...

Desirable rambler style home w/master suite on main floor...

Charming home with a white picket fence! updated interior with beautiful new floors, paint, kitchen, etc...

this land is best suited for residential development. it's located on the outskirts of Yelm which is close to the capital and military base, jblm....

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...

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