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: $461,474 / County Average: $498,468

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,676 / County Average: $3,902

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $207 / County Average: $211

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 93 / County Average: 66

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The most your money can buy! 2 acres zoned r-6! 2,628 sqft rambler on 2 acres in city limits...

approx 2028 sf building has formerly been a restaurant and busy retail location. this is a great opportunity in the heart of Yelm!...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. completion october 2019...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail....

Need rooms? this is a 4 bedroom, could be 5 bedrooms home is hitting the market ready for your finishing touches...

Priced under assessed value of 27,200! perfect building lot for speck or custom home in clearwood...

Great rambler!! ready to move in, close to school, shopping, park, golf, & jblm...

Dream life! peaceful, serene lake retreat in gated community...

Quiet treed lot on a cul de sac in the clearwood gated community...

Equestrian dreams realized! income producing boarding & training facility on 40 acres...

Highly sought after & charming 3 bedroom holly (rambler) features a covered porch on side of house leading to fenced backyard, open concept kitchen w/granite or quartz counters, fh back splash, breakfast nook/dining & great room w/gas fireplace...

Ation at wellspring integrated wellness center in Yelm, washington. the fitness room is located...

Solid purchase. clean 2bd/2ba manufactured home in great condition w/wood stove, hp, all appliances fabulous building site for future construction...

Charming Yelm home offering 4 beds & 3 full baths. great floor plan full of natural light, vaulted ceilings, dining room & cozy gas fp in main living area...

come pick your dream home sites from 2-5 acres(m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to feel country. bring your mini-farm, toys and...

Gorgeous home with a great floor plan that flows beautifully...

Your opportunity has arrived! private-pond-potential...

Come see this enchanting property! single wide mobile, needs some tlc, but very livable...

Welcome home! tucked away in the Yelm terra community, close to all amenities & just a short commute to jblm...

Build your cabin retreat! or, have as a summer vacation spot...

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