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.
[source: Wikipedia]

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Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $460,679 / County Average: $454,987

Average Taxes in Yelm: $9,270 / County Average: $4,784

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $197 / County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 61 / County Average: 67

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Areas in Yelm WA

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The westmont, w/nearly 2400 sq ft. & room for everyone features vaulted ceilings, flex room/den, 3 full baths, 2 main living areas, gas fireplace & xl laundry/utility room w/massive amounts of storage...



E located in kings meadows, now yhmp just outside Yelm city making it very accessible to schools and shopping. upgraded insulation makes utility bills 30-40 per month in summer! newe carp...



3 bed 2.25 bath home w/office or possible 4th bedroom in gated community...



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 ...



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



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!...



Rambler on 5+ flat, cleared & very usable acres !!...



One of few 5 bdrm homes in Yelm. very well thought-out floor plan...



One owner! one of the largest homes in the cherry meadows development...



Charming two story home in clearwood. spectacular vaulted ceiling in great room and master bedroom, pergo floors throughout kitchen, dining area and great room...



enjoy the privacy, wildlife & your own pond. convenient commute to jblm, Yelm, olympia & tacoma. site work will be necessary....



Shy 5 ac with a 60'x40' shop & loads of other improvements is ready for your custom home...



Welcome to the ever popular & spacious teton home! expansive laminate wood floors in entry, dining & kitchen...



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...



You'll love the layout! popular floor plan in highly desired autumn hill...



Beautiful fully fenced 10 acres with heavy metal sheet siding outbuilding/barn...



End of cul-de-sac~quite+pristine~well built 2005 h...



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



Two amazing waterfront lots. parcel numbers 6513310040 & 6513310050...



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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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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253-632-6241
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