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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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $469,405  County Average: $481,179

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,885  County Average: $4,192

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $199  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1983  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 105  County Average: 61

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At the end of the court. backs up to quiet green belt...



just a block away from farrell marsh park, conveniently located with easy access to freeway, schools, Steilacoom beach, parks, shopping and military base. enjoy the fully fenced backyard with garden space and mature trees....



undeveloped lot dues are $674. ferry leaves out of Steilacoom. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away!...



Highly sought after neighborhood w/homes that are rarely on the market...



hoa's 674 per year. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



just a 20-min. ferry ride from the historic town of Steilacoom. 20 mi. from tacoma, 49 mi. from seattle, 26 mi. from olympia. stunning views of puget sound, mt rainier, and chambers bay golf course. paved rd w/powe...



reference this address to find a location: 609 frederick st, Steilacoom wa 98388...



for dev. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away out of 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...



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



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



K out this updated one story rambler in desirable Steilacoom! the hom...



developed., all this a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



beautiful bamboo floors, plus additional bonus room, large family room with fireplace, dining and living room. highly desirable Steilacoom schools, close to jblm. space for boat or rv....



master bedroom w/bath- soaker tub & fully tiled shower, dual vanity & walk-in closet. spacious den/office just off entry. town of Steilacoom walking trail is nearby. design ready home in a custom home community. only 3 remain!...



per yr. for developed. just a 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



anderson island is a full-service island with a general store, cafe, fire department, lakeshore restaurant, abundant parks and more. just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. owner contract possible!...



Master down plan at Steilacoom ridge!luxurious main level master suite w/5-piece bath plus den or 2nd bedroom...



Level building lot (72.77x120) in Steilacoom. this lot is in a quiet, private location...



5 bath home with over 50' of direct frontage on lake Steilacoom. private dock, 2 decks, fire pit, fruit trees and garden space on .41 acre of mature gr...



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