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: $409,322  County Average: $410,711

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,702  County Average: $3,037

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $194  County Average: $183

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1995  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 98  County Average: 107

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parcel size could be adjusted. this is part of lot located on the Yelm ave frontage. desirable location; in front of providence medical building and a brand new large daycare center....

enjoy the peaceful setting of country living yet near city of Yelm for all your shopping needs. gopher/prairie study complete so you can purchase and submit your plans....

Enjoy the vast amenities this gated community has to offer...

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This beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home features a large fenced backyard and patio for entertaining...

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Maybe last chance to get terrific lot on lawrence lake without the high cost and taxes of open waterfront...

Wow, this is the opportunity you were waiting for. this is a truly ready to build lot with electricity, water and septic ready to go, or bring your manufacture home and be in by summer...

Tucked in a natural hillside, this unduplicated over 5,700 sq...

at back of property. quiet rural area outside of Yelm. possible owner financing....

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....

Wonderful opportunity to restore this 1936 farmhouse to its original charm...

Location! minutes to jblm, Yelm, & spanaway! 3 bedroom home w/bonus room & 2...

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