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: $489,624 / County Average: $551,399

Average Taxes in Yelm: $4,059 / County Average: $4,629

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $258 / County Average: $239

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 80 / County Average: 54

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Modern farmhouse style. spectator yd: gardens galore flowers & veggies, firepit, decks & porches...

Quality new construction rambler on 6+ acres! custom, functional split bdrm floor plan...

Zoned r-6, moderate density 1.51 acres flat and ready...

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Dream come true opportunity to own and build on property with 52 feet of prime waterfront in well-established gated community of single tree estates on clearlake...

land fronts rhoton rd with water, sewer, and heavy power. see city of Yelm website for numerous industrial uses. two parcels included in this price. bring your developers!!...

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Magical shy 5 acre property with gorgeous views! secluded & private...

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On, location, location! home located next to busy Yelm hwy, this home a lot of potential for remodel or subdivide or rezoning. 094...

total quality build on this lovely lot located between rainier & Yelm providing a quiet nature setting yet close to amenities....

Situated in a quiet peaceful cul-de-sac with a breathtaking view of mt rainier...

Last home in maxvale hill! the bailey lets you breathe easy in this wonderfully balanced open concept rambler...

Warm and inviting with a fantastic floor plan! generous entry way leads graciously into a gorgeous kitchen with gleaming granite and virtually new stainless steel appliances...

Beautiful 3 bed, 2 full bath home on a large interior lot in a cul-de-sac...

located in the beautiful clearwood about 15 minutes from Yelm. there is community water & electric in the street. the lo...

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