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: $353,735  County Average: $399,490

Average Taxes in Yelm: $2,912  County Average: $3,432

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $161  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 13  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1996  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 85  County Average: 87

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Beautiful 3850+ sf home on 6+ acres. 5 bedrooms, 2...

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easy to private access to lake lawrence. elementary school: prairie high school: Yelm...

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C-1 commercial in the heart of Yelm. minutes from Yelm high school, close to downtown. next to the medic...

may be possible to split into three 5 acre lots, check with your builder or county. Yelm, jblm, olympia are all within a short drive. gopher study completed. ready to go!...

Country feeling just minutes from town. septic design in process & gopher study applied for...

The willow includes a huge 3rd floor bonus room w/3/4 bath...

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Price reduced on 2952 sqft home! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, office, spacious kitchen & granite counter, lots of cabinet storage...

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Commercial building used for a doctor's office with ada accessible bathrooms & reception area...

Don't miss this first time on the market amazing home with a mountain view on almost 40 acres which includes two barns with a hay loft that can store multiple tons of hay...

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