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: $468,197 / County Average: $454,725

Average Taxes in Yelm: $9,491 / County Average: $4,931

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $197 / County Average: $185

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 16 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 60 / County Average: 70

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Fabulous building lot on coveted lake lawrence! enjoy both the tranquility of daily life on the lake, and the excitement of world class international speed boat racing each year...

3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath apartment - won't last long! large open kitchen with plenty of cupboard and counter space...

Open concept with all the upgrades from can lights to central air, covered decks, laminate flooring...

Looking for the perfect home?! you found it here: a bright, open kitchen w/eating bar, gas fireplace with tile mantle, and newer flooring throughout...

The Yelm duplexes consist of 5 separately parceled buildings being sold together for a total of 10 units...

Large 6 bedroom home with 3 car garage and fenced back yard...

Priced just reduced! priced to sell fast! come and escape to your very own recreational paradise...

Welcome to the ever popular & spacious teton home! expansive laminate wood floors in entry, dining & kitchen...

Come view this cozy home in this well established community with no hoa fees...

2 bedroom second story unit of a duplex with one bathroom...

Big and beautiful! 3000 sq ft plus, 4 bedroom home w/soaring ceilings & a 3 car tandem garage offers all one needs to live large...

patio & fully fenced backyard borders green belt area. conveniently located in Yelm terra, close to great schools & easy commute to olympia, tacoma & jblm. waiting for you!...

This beautifully designed camden plan features master on main floor, an open-concept living space, gourmet kitchen w/granite slab or quartz counters, shaker style cabinets, fh decorative tile back splash and large island...

perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, rainier, Yelm, and tenino....

You'll love the layout! popular floor plan in highly desired autumn hill...

Exceptional 50+ acre horse facility!stunning 3+ story (5000+ sf)custom log home with designer touches throughout...

One of few 5 bdrm homes in Yelm. very well thought-out floor plan...

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...

We're ready to make your dream come true. all the hard work has been done...

Truly one-of-a-kind horse property: 22+ fully fenced acres, 116x156 indoor riding arena w/17 stalls, wash stall, shavings pen, observation deck, office, tackroom; 80x100 barn w/10 stalls & room for 80+ tons of hay, outdoor riding arena, multiple paddocks, water & power to all structures...

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