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: $484,311  County Average: $436,510

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,633  County Average: $3,245

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $201  County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 109  County Average: 111

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Room to spread out & grow for both people & critters...

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...

enjoy the peaceful setting of country living yet near city of Yelm for all your shopping needs. gopher/prairie study complete so you can purchase and submit your plans....

Welcome to john's meadows! puget sound homes, llc presents the 1800 sq ft, 2...

Beautiful 1/3 acre lot with 2 bedroom septic design...

Amazingly beautiful lake front lot in gated community clearwood...

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!...

All of the hard work has been done on this gorgeous self sufficient 5ac (great well, generator wiring, garden w/ raised beds, fruit trees, chicken coop, small shop w/power, large water storage tk for catching rain water, wood shed & engineered concrete $80k safe room w/water & elec)...

easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the Yelm tenino trail. come choose your lot today....

Looking for a place to relax? why not own 7 plus acres...

This 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home is in the tahoma terra neighborhood...

Pride in ownership shows here!!! solid home in great area on 1...

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...

Really nice 4 bedroom/2 bathroom rambler - all new interior paint and stained deck...

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

Tahoma terra's quiet community is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Heart of Yelm! formal living rm w/vaulted ceilings...

The ever popular & spacious teton features expansive laminate wood floors, open-concept living, formal dining, bonus, great room w/gas fireplace & a private den...


Opportunity knocks! open floor concept w/ cozy kitchen, breakfast bar, dining, & living room...

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