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: $547,555 / County Average: $499,321

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,864 / County Average: $3,582

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $221 / County Average: $210

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1991

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 126 / County Average: 90

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S charming one of a kind 3 bed 2 bath home inside Yelm city limits. this house sits on a l...

Fully fenced 5 acres- value in the land! 2 bedroom 1...

Wooded seclusion awaits! this 2bd, 1ba home has 616sg...

Gorgeous rural acreage in the city of Yelm's urban growth area...

With peek-a-boo views of the lake, come home to your 3 bedroom rambler and enjoy lake life in the beautiful gated clearwood community...

Undeveloped 5+ ac site in the city limits of Yelm. within sight of 5 corners/bald hills road on heavily trafficked hwy 507 and walmart...

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...

2 homes w/huge shop on 5 acres! doublewide w/1 bed/1bath/pellet stove, w/in bath w/2person shower...

Your summer spot! bring your tent or rv for a holiday away from home...

Tons of potential on this flat 1.73 acres with 167 feet of highway frontage on state route 507...

Acreage is zoned r6. incredible investment opportunity...

build your dream home and hangar! wonderful rural Yelm location!...

Great property! breathe fresh air & enjoy peaceful life in this beautiful country craftsman on 5...

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Great home for anyone looking for lots of room. formal living and dining room, family room and kitchen with eating space all on the first floor...

Large 3000+ sq ft home on 7+ acres with an additional 15+ acres zoned light industrial...

Under construction! douglas rambler floor plan is an open concept rambler w/formal dining room, soaring vaulted ceilings, and 3 bedrooms plus bonus room w/2...

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