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: $486,222  County Average: $450,704

Average Taxes in Yelm: $11,655  County Average: $4,521

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $205  County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16  County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 105  County Average: 93

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This endearing home located in the clearwood neighborhood is the perfect balance of nature and modern living...

Beautiful well maintained home on large private .41 acre lot...

take the back roads & avoid traffic on main road through Yelm!...

Perfected 2 bd/1 ba riverfront cedar cabin has finished/attached 288 sf studio w/its own deck...

Great lot in clearwood! great for camping or build your dream home with a daylight basement...

Charming home with a white picket fence! updated interior with beautiful new floors, paint, kitchen, etc...

0 ft of private river front. approx 15 minutes to Yelm this recreational cabin is neat, clean & ready to move right in. quiet, quaint neighborhood in the tall trees o...

Wellington ridge is a beautiful new community. each site is different yet all hold a beauty that will compel you to stay & build your dream home...

5 piece master bath with huge walk-in closet. close to jblm, Yelm, lacey & olympia. rv+boat parking ok. 2 car garage with 12' ceilings+windows for natural light & ventilation. plenty of closets throughout....

1 yr warranty w/ builder. close to spanaway, jblm, and Yelm....

Custom home, completely self-sufficient. full view of mt rainier...

may be possible to split into three 5 acre lots, buyer to verify. Yelm, jblm, olympia all within short drive. gopher study completed. no hoa dues. will need well & septic....

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

Rare opportunity. charming rustic old log home expanded in 1978...

Welcome home to tahoma terra, this gorgeous, meticulously kept home featuring an inviting entry w/beautiful hand scraped wood floors, granite slab counter tops /full height back splashes, all appl, upgraded cabinets open to living area...

What a find! gorgeous 0.38 acres lot in wildaire community...

Hurry this home won't last! a spacious 1664 sf, 3 bedroom, 1...

Two amazing waterfront lots. two side by side gazebos you can fish off of...

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