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: $417,272  County Average: $413,977

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,068  County Average: $3,074

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $195  County Average: $185

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 104  County Average: 109

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Beautiful treed lot in clearwood. gently slopes to a level area...

Lovely clearwood parcel. perfect for a daylight basement home...

Still time to personalize this home! the westmont, w/nearly 2400 sq ft...

Beautifully maintained 4 bed, 2.5 bath home located in willow glenn...

Definitely not a cookie cutter home! come and check this out...

Excellent location in Yelm, great access to schools, shopping & jblm...

fully fenced and landscaped, covered back patio, tankless water heater. the full package located in the heart of Yelm and close to jblm and all amenities....

Building for lease in a great location with high traffic count...

Cute! 1 1/2 story cottage style home with a covered front porch...

Like new 3040 sq ft 4 br home, 2.5 baths + den & bonus room...

3 bedrooms, 2 baths in gated clearwood community, Yelm; stocked lakes, trails, clubhouse & pool. house move-in ready. ideal for those working at jblm. 1530 sf on large lot. all rooms freshly painted. out...

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!...

feels like your way way out but just minutes from downtown Yelm. level and nicely treed. corner lot with one side paved....

A beautiful secluded country estate home located on 10 acres in tahoma vista estates...

Just under 340 acres situated between Yelm and eatonville...

New construction nearby downtown Yelm, schools, shopping, dining, theaters, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Love this property! beautiful, rare, large acre in wildarie estates with installed well, 2 bed septic, and power on site...

Spacious move-in ready 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home! functional open-concept layout...

Easy access to nearby schools, downtown Yelm, shopping, dining, theaters, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Move in ready home in the gated community of clearwood...

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