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: $486,766  County Average: $429,145

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,449  County Average: $3,217

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $203  County Average: $185

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 103  County Average: 103

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Tahoma terra's quiet community is nearby schools, shopping, trails, parks, medical facilities & jblm...

Off the beaten path! duplex on rural lot yet close to town...

Wow "relax-n-enjoy" the lake view from your kitchen+dining room window plus up stairs~comfortable home in gated private community~ den+bonus room on main~gorgeous new flooring, wainscoting+crown molding~interior smart lights~all appliances stay~cozy certified wood stove in living room~2 car garage with all-purpose room on lower level~enjoy the deck off dining room~stamped patio with fire pit below~out building~boating, walking trails, pool, tennis, 3 lakes~move in ready~check out the video reel...

Bdivision potential located less than a mile from Yelm. this property would be ideal for building a ...

Located in the community of single tree estates. enjoying the serene fishing & boating on clear lake...

Over 2 acres of land with burned out mobile and storage building...

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....

Come home to this 3 bed, 2 and a half bath, two story home located in the desirable community of mountain sunrise...

Simply charming! warm and inviting with soaring vaulted cedar tongue and groove ceilings...

entry is on killion with sidewalks, terrific curb appeal and just minutes to high school and Yelm medical center. two lots sold together just under 20 acres....

The ever popular & spacious teton home features expansive laminate wood floors, open-concept living, formal dining, bonus room & private den...

Beautiful clearwood lot! graced with tall firs and ready to clear for your new home...

Great price, great area. this home has 3br, 2ba w/1750sqft, situated on 2...

Build your home on this lightly treed 11,264 sq ft lot in gated community surrounded by nature...

Summer recreational property and the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the deshutes river...

A slice of heaven! updated home has a lot to offer...

A unique layout with amazing features! remodeled home with a massive master bedroom and walk in closet flows out to your private court yard complete with swim spa & custom built fireplace & smoker...

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