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: $520,701 / County Average: $506,173

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,556 / County Average: $3,753

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $239 / County Average: $215

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 20 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1991 / County Average: 1991

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 95 / County Average: 81

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Clean, polished & move in ready. all new floor coverings throughout and fresh interior paint makes for sharp attractive home...

it's hiding on a hilltop perch just minutes from downtown Yelm, but it so private you will feel like you are miles away. newly remodeled, but loved for generations this ...

tahoma terra's new subdivision is near downtown Yelm amenities & jblm. images not of actual home. under construction, estimated completion, october-tbd....

3 car garage! blossom w/2 story entry, great layout w/ private den on main, huge covered outdoor living space off breakfast nook w/landscaped front & backyard & fence...

Cleared building lot on blue lake. this lot has approved 3 bedroom septic design with thurston county...

20 acre equestrian dream property! 3871 sf 4 bed/3...

Fabulous five !! 5 acres with a 5 bedroom home! features include master bedroom down with full master bath (separate tub & shower w/double sinks & walk-in closet), 4 bedrooms upstairs with full bath, sitting area upstairs with skylights & slider to deck...

Calling all fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts! beautiful riverside cedar home on half acre of mostly fenced private yard...

Looking to start a self-sufficient lifestyle? search no further - this is it...

prime road frontage on the busy corner of Yelm hwy/wa-510 and burnett rd. a shy acre sitt...

Great starter home in the heart of Yelm close to schools, shopping, bus line and military base...

Calling all ranchers & mechanics! this ranch-style home will satisfy both...

Enchanting multi-level home backs up to horseshoe lake...

Hansen construction is now at maxvale- each home site features 3/4 acre +- the snoqualmie floor plan is an open concept rambler w/3 bedrooms, den/office, bonus room, and 3 car garage...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the Yelm tenino trail....

come pick your dream home sites from 2-5 acres(m/l). close to eatonville, Yelm, jblm, puyallup yet far enough out to feel country. bring your mini-farm, toys a...

approx 2028 sf building has formerly been a restaurant and busy retail location. this is a great opportunity in the heart of Yelm!...

New construction rambler still time to personalize some features...

Elegant 2 story ,extending to kitchen, nook & 1/2 bath...

property is a nice mixture of mature trees, for privacy and garden areas. easy access to Yelm from this country location....

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