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: $472,365 / County Average: $451,920

Average Taxes in Yelm: $9,675 / County Average: $4,436

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $194 / County Average: $185

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1998 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 76 / County Average: 72

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New waterfront listing!*well maintained 1.5 story bungalow on lake lawrence w/60 ft +/- of low bank waterfront & 50 ft +/- of dock*over 800 sq ft of custom cedar decking to enjoy the lake & wildlife views...

About 15 acres located close-in to Yelm with an apparent mount rainier view from the west side of this parcel 22615410100 lying north of bald hills rd se and having approx 1320' frontage on bald hills road, a paved county road...

Wellington ridge is a beautiful new community. each site is different yet all hold a beauty that will compel you to stay & build your dream home...

home sites range from 2 - 5 acres (m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to have that country feel. bring your mini-farm, toys and house plans and pick your dream home site today. in...

Attention builders/investors! c-1 zoning. two parcels to be sold together...

Beautiful and quiet gated community with walking trails...

Perfect movie in ready rambler in clearwood!home features a bright open floor plan w/ fresh paint throughout...

Beautiful elegant spacious 3 bed 2188 sq ft home on 13...

income, country farm, equestrian estate, development? 2 acres in the heart of Yelm with fabulous mt rainier view. be creative, use the rental income while you decide ...

Rare opportunity to purchase 5.6+ acres in Yelm adjacent to walmart and future hwy 510 intersection at 170th st se...

3 bed 1 bath a-frame in clearwood community. features include vaulted ceilings, double pane storm windows, open floor plan with large tiled breakfast bar, tiled floors in kitchen, granite vanity top in bath, tiled shower, wood deck, partially fenced...

Don't miss this amazing house! the charming front porch welcomes you...

Nice, conveniently located townhouse. just off Yelm highway so quick and easy access to lacey, olympia, tumwater...

Gorgeous craftsman in the heart of Yelm featuring 4 bedrooms/2...

G-a 15 homesite community located in the heart of Yelm! close to everything-s...

The tahoe is a 2279 sq ft home w/high entry ceilings leading to formal living & dining room...

Welcome to your oasis! fresh on the market, this rambler in clearwood features access to lakes, picnic areas, sport courts, trails, and seasonal pool...

Cozy, chalet-style cabin nestled on clearwood lot. filled with character: tongue & groove, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings...

This beautiful home is situated on a corner lot right near clear lake...

Excellent location corner lot fenced across the street from mill creek elementary school...

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