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.
[source: Wikipedia]

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Yelm WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Yelm: $505,867 / County Average: $526,457

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,129 / County Average: $3,529

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $241 / County Average: $232

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 17 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1994 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 120 / County Average: 90

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impressively large lot ~ perfectly located on the outskirts of Yelm, yet close to all town conveniences. large 3500+ sqft home + att garage, ...



New price for this beautiful and functional equestrian farm...



across the street from briggs ymca and briggs village on Yelm hwy. zoned: porm (professional office/res...



wonderful treed privacy for your dream home! parcel is only minutes to harts lake resort & Yelm city center, also easy commute to tacoma olympia, lacey or jblm. buyer to verify all info. to own satisfaction....



Superb opportunity for affordable lakeside living! 2 parcels included in sale...



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



Beautifully updated 2 bedroom plus bonus room, 1.75 bathroom home...



Your beautiful new waterfront home on lake lawrence awaits...



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



Gorgeous and gracious in cherry meadows! classy, beautifully appointed home with great floor plan...



Corner lot located in private gated clearwood community, offering serenity & amenities: multiple stocked fishing lakes, pool, sport courts, walking/bike trails, beaches, swimming areas, bbq pits & more...



Superb opportunity for affordable lakeside living! 2 parcels included in sale...



landscaped front & backyard w/fence. nearby schools, golf, trails, downtown Yelm amenities & jblm! images not of actual home. est comp /tbd-april. under construction near future development....



nice roomy 3 bed home large den/office on main level, formal dining rm, large lr, kitchen eating island & eating area upstairs offers a huge bonus rm master suite w/walk in closet 5 piece bath & additional closet space. city of Yelm requires...



great horse property with outbuildings, lots of parking and wonderful opportunities to grow. close to Yelm shopping, schools and access to back of jblm....



Paved road front on the 5 acres of pasture with all most no wetlands and no gophers...



Private location at the end of a country road! lovely floor plan with formal lr/dr, cove ceilings, and wood wrapped windows...



Large lot with big open playfield right behind home...



Deschutes river front property. 1 bedroom 1 bath home on ...



Lovely lake front acreage! this 6.89 acre parcel can be accessed by hyw 507...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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