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: $354,534  County Average: $398,226

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,896  County Average: $3,428

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $161  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: 86  County Average: 86

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Build your home on this beautiful 5 acre parcel with stunning panoramic views of mt...

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New construction in rainier! located minutes from Yelm and jblm and a quick 15 minutes to olympia...

E corner in the most sought after neighborhood in Yelm. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroo...

perfect opportunity to have rent income while developing the property, or just live in one and rent the other. close to everything you need in Yelm and to all amenities. buyer to measure sf to own satisfaction. location, location, location!...

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Living the dream at lake lawrence! lovely 2 story home with plenty of room for everyone on over half an acre, just 25 minutes from jblm...

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

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Easy to rent with perfect rental history 1898 sq ft duplex w/center garages for privacy*large (apprx 1/2 acre) homesite with room to build shop for extra income*new exterior paint, vinyl windows, backyard dividing fence*unit b has new kitchen w/stainless appliances+ interior paint w/heaters+bath updated in 2015*perfect for owner occupant;unit a has larger bedrooms plus an additional 0...

it has water, electric, septic, out building and a place for a barn. close to eatonville , Yelm, spanaway and military base. the value is in the land. it has privacy and seclusion but yet close to stores ...

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