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: $497,769 / County Average: $501,288

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,601 / County Average: $3,787

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $223 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 19 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1992 / County Average: 1991

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 89 / County Average: 81

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This is an excellent property for a church community: an attractive sanctuary; attached by sliding doors to a sizeable kitchen/dining room/assembly room; narthex/entry area; large pastor's office and secretarial office suite...

7 acres with approximately 1/4 mile (+/-) deschutes river waterfront, 1,200 (+/-) creek frontage. close to freeway access and bike trail from Yelm...

farm building site, now zoned c-2 in the city of Yelm. 2019...

.21 acre homesite in clearwood neighborhood, surrounded by well kept up homes with building area already partially cleared...

Perfect home for the handyman, fix it up or remove existing home to build new...

Beautiful open lot in the front with nice forested area in the rear...

Lovely home on cul-de-sac in "mountain sunrise" neighborhood...

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

$5000 buyer credit, closing costs, landscape or? rare find, shy acre in town...

wildlife abounds at this peaceful location. located approximately 10 minutes from Yelm & jblm; 30 minutes from tacoma. property rests on a dirt road only a short distance off hwy 702/352nd street south. bethel school district. buyer should conduct due diligence to personal satisfaction. owner financing!...

Rare find! two lots with two homes, nestled in gated clearwood community...

Welcome to this rare opportunity. this 32+ acre property with 20,000+ square-foot warehouse, mountain view, pasture land, and possible sub division, offers the savvy investor potential for 5 -five acre parcels, all with mountain views...

Desirable camden, lives like a rambler w/private master suite on main in tahoma terra's new subdivision...

Finally, all the square feet you have been looking for...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail. completion april of 2020....

level building lot in a great area and location just off hwy 702 in roy. minutes from Yelm and jblm. half hour to tacoma & puyallup. lot dimensio...

Ready to build! this lake lot has been cleared, 3 bedroom septic design approved, $6,000 clearwood impact fees already paid...

This home sits on a large lot back on the cul de sac which has an outdoor build with 1 bed & bath...

Country living at its finest! 2 homes on 46 acres. custom built main home features 4-bedroom,2...

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