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: $481,178  County Average: $452,371

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,939  County Average: $4,221

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $202  County Average: $191

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 101  County Average: 98

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Beautiful nisqually river waterfront lot. enjoy the peace and quiet on this level & partially cleared parcel with a spectacular view of the river...

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!...

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 plans and pick your dream home site today. in...

R commercial building off college st (near lowe's/Yelm hwy). single stor...

loaded with beautiful old growth trees. adjacent to Yelm city limits. lot is in the urban growth area with potential to put 4 homes per acre once land is annexed. owner's financing available....

Welcome to john's meadows! puget sound homes, llc presents the 2245 sq ft, 2...

Commercial building used for a doctor's office with ada accessible bathrooms & reception area...

Prime location for your lake cabin, held in the same family for 50+ years, now available for you to love and enjoy...

Bdivision potential located less than a mile from Yelm. this property would be ideal for building a ...

community provides parks, sidewalks and lots of areas for walking. Yelm family medicine is right down the road....

all located just off the beaten path but close to base, Yelm, and easy commute into town....

you can do it all on these 60 acres sites. the picture are a general representation of Yelm meadows and may not be specific to this lot....

large lot with 720' shop & rv parking. newly improved road from Yelm. great weekend getaway or full-time lake living....

99 acres & is move in ready~all new paint inside & out~granite counter tops~stainless steel appliances~new flooring~new light fixtures~nice size master bdrm w/master bath~huge garage large enough for 3+ cars~rv parking~large shop/storage area & covered area for animals~fully fenced, on paved road, nice & private, room for everyone~Yelm is 10 minutes away & is close to shopping & restaurants~free home warranty!...

fully landscaped front & backyard, screens & garage opener included. easy access to 510 & downtown Yelm....

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

Exceptional 60+ acre horse facility!stunning 3+ story (5000+ sf)custom log home with designer touches throughout...

15 minutes to lacey, wa, 20 minutes to tumwater, wa, 25 minutes to olympia, wa, 15 minutes to Yelm,wa & the red wind casino. near i-5 in lacey, shopping, parks & 23 minutes to joint base lewis-mcchord!...

5 acres preppers/retirees landscaped paradise, apprvd organic...

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 plans and pick your dream home site today. in...

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