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: $409,737  County Average: $414,951

Average Taxes in Yelm: $3,225  County Average: $3,333

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Yelm: $178  County Average: $180

Average Walkscore in Yelm: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Yelm: 1997  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Yelm: 93  County Average: 99

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Bald Hills Clearwood Lake Lawrence
Nisqually Pines Yelm Yelm Rural

Areas in Yelm WA

Yelm-Rainier

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Fantastic find! offering an airy, bright & functional floor plan w/3 bedrooms, office, bonus room & formal dining...



Nice 2007 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home at tahoma terra. move in ready with all appliances including washer and dryer...



Gorgeous new construction! quality built 4 bedroom rambler with open concept design...



Here is your paradise, or share it with 2 others. lovely treed property, shy 20 acres...



If you are ready to build--this is the 5 acres for you...



Immaculate rambler offers quiet country living at its finest...



Very quiet cul-de-sac. just shy 1/4 acre building lot...



two potential home sites with minimal clearing required. no wetlands or buffers. just minutes from Yelm, but feels like miles from anyone. easy commute to tacoma, lacey, olympia, or jblm....



Private lake access! welcome to your 1.25 acre retreat...



Wellington ridge is a beautiful new community. each site is different yet all hold a beauty that will compel you to stay & build your dream home...



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review....



Impeccably designed & maintained rambler. awarded "best kitchen design" by mba in '09...



enjoy the peaceful setting of country living yet near city of Yelm for all your shopping needs. gopher/prairie study complete so you can purchase and submit your plans....



Beautiful, 3k+ sf home in cherry woods neighborhood...



Lot 21 is a completely cleared, prime 1/4 acre lot with a view of blue lake...



lots of room for animals in the large 6 stall barn and plenty of place for all your toys in the large detached garage. close to highway 507, rainier, & Yelm. hud home fha case# 561-862310. sold as-is....



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review....



Palisades west overlooks the city of Yelm/near-by schools from the hilltop with community views of mt...



lightly treed lots provide plenty of privacy yet you are close to eatonville, Yelm and jblm. get in early and take your pick! info on well, septic and power is available for your buyers review....



fully landscaped front & backyard, screens & garage opener included. easy access to 510 & downtown Yelm....



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