Steilacoom, WA Real Estate

Steilacoom WA Real Estate Overview

The origin of the name "Steilacoom" is unclear. One story is that it comes from fur traders with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and is an adaptation of "Tail-a-Koom", the name of an Indian chief. In 1824 HBC chief factor John Work called it "Chilacoom". Another early spelling was "Chelakom".The Town of Steilacoom says it comes from the name of the Steilacoom tribe, especially their main village in the Tacoma area, located on Chambers Bay. This village was called Scht’ləqʷəm, later anglicized as Steilacoom.[8] William Bright says the name comes from the Southern Coast Salish subgroup /č'tílqʷəbš/, anglicized as "Steilacoom".

Steilacoom was founded by Lafayette Balch, a sea captain from Maine, and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the oldest incorporated town in Washington and has 4 individual buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest Catholic Church in the state and the first Protestant Church north of the Columbia River, as well as the Steilacoom Historic District, with 68 contributing properties.

Steilacoom's main source of early prosperity was the manufacture and export of lumber to San Francisco. When the United States Congress established the Washington Territory on March 2, 1853, Governor Isaac Stevens chose Steilacoom to be the seat of Pierce County.

Steilacoom was once the leading candidate to become the territorial capital and the one-time county seat, but lost its chance for dominance in the south Puget Sound region when the Northern Pacific Railroad picked rival city, Tacoma for its west coast terminus in 1873. Steilacoom has since settled into its role of suburban bedroom community.

Steilacoom had the first jail in Washington and the first sawmill. Steilacoom is located next to the City of Lakewood which is home to one of two major state run mental health facilities, Western State Hospital, on the site of what was once Fort Steilacoom. Clara Antoinette McCarty Wilt, the University of Washington's first graduate (1876), was born in Steilacoom. [source: Wikipedia]




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Average Price in Steilacoom: $536,803  County Average: $495,684

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,544  County Average: $4,020

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $194  County Average: $203

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1985  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 140  County Average: 62

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this large building lot features views and beautiful surroundings. remember that picturesque drive into Steilacoom where tree branches canopy the road? grab your home designer/builder or one of ours and make your dreams come true! within walking d...

Only 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom to anderson island...

Massive puget sound views from this custom built madrona park beauty...

minutes from i5 and the dupont gate for jblm or three minutes from down town Steilacoom. 2-car attached garage for parking & storage....

no camping, parking, etc on your lot until a home is built. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

anderson island is a convenient commute from tacoma, olympia, and surrounding areas. only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island has an elementary school, historic buildings, general store & coffee shop! not many large parcels left on the island! brin...

L, brand new rambler located a 2 blocks from lake Steilacoom boat launch. terri...

rare combination of all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - 4th of july fireworks, farmer's market, sunnyside beach, and your private oasis of 47,916 sq ft of level land, fruit trees and gardening spaces and not only a 2-car garage attached but also another 2-car garage! and, rv or boat parking! gorgeous 2-story -...

annual dues. all this & only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

close to pierce college, fort Steilacoom & chambers bay golf course. don't be fooled by the tacoma address-it's Steilacoom!...

full service island just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

full service island just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

one story cottage overlooking the sound and steps away from the Steilacoom ferry landing. sold as is...

Highly desirable cormorant ridge condo w/puget sound, mountain & island views...

Water views. upside by billing back utilities and increasing rents to market...

Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac is your future cozy 4 bedroom rambler located in the desirable cherrydale community...

Fantastic view home in Steilacoom town center. views of sound, islands & olympic mts from most rooms...

Multiple french doors that open to prvt yard w/mature lndscp mere steps from lake Steilacoom.newer dock w/covered boat slip....

beautiful view from the master suite with corner fireplace. walk to Steilacoom high school or just enjoy the trails, pickle ball court and view....

Beautiful curved staircase greets you as you enter...

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