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: $467,161 / County Average: $466,322

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,062 / County Average: $3,326

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $204 / County Average: $205

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 132 / County Average: 95

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level parcel rimmed with trees - not visible from the street. just outside of Yelm, close to jblm, olympia & all conveniences....

One of a kind property just shy of 1 acre with two parcels in the desirable bald hills area...

Elegant craftsman home in the popular gated community of clearwood...

Fix me up! four bedroom, two bath with over 2100 sf on large 1/4 acre lot...

Welcome to this home in tahoma terra! this home with over 2000 sq...

Was permit ready to build 2 retail building 5,000 sq ft and 3400 sqft plus 450 sqft...

Very well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rambler with large fully fenced yard...

the outbuilding has the potential for a second level or office space as well. easy access to Yelm!...

Approved short sale price. quality 2-story home by crown homes northwest located in cherry meadows...

Approved short sale price. nice home featuring an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets and dining room...

The san juan features 2758 sq ft, w/5 bedrooms plus bonus loft , 2...

Just in time for the holidays! price reduced on this custom built home by "premier builders" plenty of upgrades, including stained millwork package w/fully incased windows, jetted tub in master,gas fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, continuous hot water system, large upstairs laundry room, 3 car attched garage, fully wrapped hardi siding with stone accents, fenced yard with patio and storage shed...

manufactured homes allowed. convenient to services in Yelm and roy. 30 min. to jblm. recreational activities nearby; nw trek, fishing/boating, hiking at mt. rainier national park. enjoy viewing the forest a...

Act now on this opportunity to own an almost 2000 square foot home for well under market value...

highest & best use of this prop is as commercial land, & list price is below total assessed value. buy w/adjacent .72 acre parcel at 1410 w Yelm ave for 400,000 total price. house currently on well & septic, but water & sewer available....

traffic light in place with pedestrian crossing leading straight to the property. located within the Yelm city limits, zoned c-2 (heavy commercial). owner financing available. call for more information!...

located approximately 10 minutes from walmart of Yelm and jblm. interested parties should definitely not procrastinate! start your due diligence before this one is sold!...

Rare opportunity knock! in a gated community of clearwood, this cute rambler features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with vaulted ceiling, skylight in living room, fireplace, 2 car garage, generator stays...

Do not delay! rare lawrence lake large lot .67 acres with dead on full mt...

easy commute to oly or jblm w/out going through Yelm...

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