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: $342,404  County Average: $393,535

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,885  County Average: $3,394

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $158  County Average: $173

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 14  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 88  County Average: 85

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D 3 bedroom rambler on almost 1/3rd of an acre in Yelm. featuring a brand new roof, n...

Great home with many upgrades! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms & huge loft area...

Welcome home to this quality built 1910 sq ft 4 bedroom 2...

Wow! a close in completly updated 1912 home on just over an acre with massive shop space...

Beautiful treed lot in clearwood. gently slopes to a level area...

This choice parcel has a small area of wet near the back/not significant & is reflected in price...

vaulted ceilings invite you to an open-concept living space, beautiful kitchen complete w/slab granite, decorative back splash, espresso shaker style cabinets w/crown molding & large island. tahoma terra is near downtown Yelm, shopping, trails, parks, playgrounds & jblm. estimated completion, september 2017....

Beautiful rural acreage - builder ready!! owner terms available, minimum 15/20% down payment, 7...

"castle on the lake" the most beautiful setting! gorgeous combination of lake view & pastoral beauty...

This sterling has a beautiful grand entry opening to formal living & dining...

Beautiful home in cherry meadows. this 4 bed, 2.5 bath has it all...

Cute doublewide manufactured home w/screened porch...

Rare 1/2 acre lot situated in the lake lawrence west subdivision...

Updated split level home in clearwood community. close to jlbm...

Beautiful spacious 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. only a year old...

also includes about 2 acres of timber. easy commute to tumwater, olympia, Yelm & jblm....

Hollywood ranch, a magnificent home on 20 acres (2-parcels), 23 stall barn w/120x70 covered arena w/guest house...

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