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: $550,919 / County Average: $496,463

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,202 / County Average: $3,239

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $226 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 138 / County Average: 113

Yelm WA Real Estate Market Health


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Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

Yelm-Rainier

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Cougar mtn. lot, .35 acres with water, power and septic ready for you to build or put a mobile...



A stately manor, built by one of the areas premier stone masons...



large backyard & large storage building, with alley access. close to lacey, Yelm, jblm. bring your ideas!...



Off the grid. really nicely treed gently sloping lot to build on or just have for recreational use or investment...



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 house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



located in a private gated community featuring miles of trails for hiking & horseback riding, parks for picnicking & rivers for fishing. just a 25-minute drive to Yelm. buyer to do a feasibility study to buyer's satisfaction....



Beautiful 29.83 acre piece in secluded area in Yelm within minutes of downtown...



owner financing available, w/30% down minimum, & approved credit. buy with adjacent .72 acre parcel at 1410 w Yelm ave for 400,000 total price. house currently on well & septic, but water & sewer avail....



Freshly renovated! this beautiful 3 bedroom home has been completely redone inside and out...



Over 2700 square feet of living space situated conveniently on 5 acres with fenced pasture area...



only a few minutes from i-5 and an easy commute to either olympia, tumwater, or Yelm. country setting while being close to town. build your dream home or manufactured home with plenty of room to spare!...



Property with a fantastic view of blue lake, next to a boat launch with an administrative variance to place a home within 50' of the blue lake shoreline...



Beautiful well maintained home that is a must see! this darling dwelling features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood flooring, huge fully fenced backyard, with 10 foot gate leading to backyard...



Great lot in clearwood!! great for camping, or build your drem house with daylight basement...



property is located in the hot retail sector of Yelm, wa. priced far below surrounding similar property. old home and outbuildings of no value....



Get in quick! two adjoining lots (that can be separated) combine to give shy 1/2 acre...



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 house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



Gorgeous custom rambler! gourmet kitchen with granite and terra cotta tile...



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 house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



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 house plans and pick your dream home site today. information on well, septic and power available for your review. c...



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