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: $403,938  County Average: $410,928

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,152  County Average: $3,315

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $178  County Average: $179

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 89  County Average: 95

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Great lot in clearwood to live or play! currently is set up as a great recreational lot to camp and enjoy all of the amenities that clearwood offers - lakes, trails, sport courts, parks, pool, and hot tub, etc...

Beautiful, 3k+ sf home in cherry woods neighborhood...

Private lake access! welcome to your 1.25 acre retreat...

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....

lots of cabinet/storage space, open floor plan & high ceilings. community playground, easy access to Yelm bypass, jblm, i-5, shopping....

Immaculate rambler offers quiet country living at its finest...

With 87' of frontage on Yelm highway. across from Yelm high school, on the west side of town where most future residential development will take place, sidewalks in, sewer, water, gas in street. offered well below accessed v...

Doesn't get sweeter than this. lovely six and one half acre parcel in a desirable community...

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

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....

Grand entrance w/high entry ceilings, laminate wood floors throughout formal dining, living & kitchen...

Great location with high traffic volumes. located in front of olympia federal savings bank and providence medical building...

Just under 340 acres situated between Yelm and eatonville...

Nice building lot on 4.35 acres! corner lot! 4 bedroom septic designs approved (expired)...

Super floor plan, clever design for this nice 2,239 square foot, 4 bedrooms, 2...

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

A home with so much to offer! enjoy the spaciousness of this 5 bedroom, 2752 sq ft home on 4...

Close to downtown Yelm & easy access to schools, parks, shopping, dining, theaters & jblm...

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....

Nice wooded acreage lot. private & secluded. can b...

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