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: $489,546 / County Average: $517,377

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,766 / County Average: $3,667

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $216 / County Average: $219

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 80 / County Average: 69

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Architectural delight! soaring 20+ cathedral ceilings with open beams greet you as you enter this northwest design custom rambler...

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....

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

Equestrian dreams realized! unrivaled boarding & training facility...

Bring your dreams to update this 2 story house into your country living estate...

Enjoy life on the farm! spacious and well maintained home with attached 2 car garage, large storage building on concrete pad, a 2 stall run in shed with separate feed/storage room on 5 absolutely gorgeous acres...

Beautiful flat 2 acres, excellent location / owner finance available great lot to put manufactured home or stick built...

Building and land for sale!! great location with high traffic counts...

Corner lot located in private gated clearwood community, offering serenity & amenities: multiple stocked fishing lakes, pool, sport courts, walking/bike trails, beaches, swimming areas, bbq pits & more...

buy along with adjacent. 1.01 acre parcel: 1404 w Yelm ave....

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

Fabulous location! nestled in the Yelm terra community, across from park & with greenbelt on two sides...

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

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. brin...

large lot on a private cul-de-sac in the heart of Yelm. fully-fenced, double gates lead to the backyard for rv parking and 1-car garage. easy access to jblm, olympia and lacey....

easy access to all Yelm has to offer with fantastic Yelm avenue frontage!...

2 bedrooms and extra finished room in nisqually pines, Yelm. wood stove in living room and view of river. new living room carpet a...

The ashford, tahoma terra's newest & popular floor plan, offers a spacious open concept on main floor...

Welcome home to this beautiful open concept, 2 story home in the gated community of clearwood...

entry is on killion with sidewalks, terrific curb appeal and just minutes to high school and Yelm medical center. two lots sold together just under 20 acres....

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