Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $367,052  County Average: $391,195

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,035  County Average: $3,497

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $169  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 22  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1982  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 85  County Average: 94

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A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the quite town of Tenino. walk downtown for breakfast or t...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the yelm Tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. 4.5 months build time....



a 20 x 24 insulated shop or onecar garage wired for 220w. Tenino is centrally located to olympia, lacey, rainer, yelm and only 30 minutes to jblm!...



Desirable large corner lot minutes form i-5. home offers formal dining room, living room w/gas fireplace that opens to spacious kitchen & nook, upstairs bonus room, large master w/5 piece master bath & walk in closet w/built ins...



Privacy and tranquility abound. this spacious home was built in 2005 and offers a split bedroom floor plan, laminate wood floors throughout and all appliances included, ready for you to move in...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 10+ acre multiple parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Unbelievable views from one of the nicest acreage lots in mcintosh ridge...



1600 sf shop with loft (up to 4 cars), rv parking and large back deck. easy access to Tenino-yelm and chehalis bike trail....



Below appraised value: 5.37 acres with 3 bed/2 bath is gem...



both units are 1 bedroom and 1 bath with living room and kitchen with an eating area. right in the heart of Tenino, close to schools, shopp...



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Private country setting close-in with amazing territorial views, pasture that has produced grass hay, mature trees and landscaping, raised garden beds, huge 30x60 shop, large fenced chicken/animal yard with chicken coop, two large dog kennels and large backyard patio with fire pit...



Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed (needs pump)...



Wanted....a little bit of heaven with everything you need...



72 acre building parcel in a gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. ...



This home will not last long with a large corner lot and fully fenced back yard...



covered front and back porch. located in the heart of Tenino, easy commute to schools, shopping & restaurants....



Quality built custom home and spacious 3 bay shop (42' x 72') w/office...



Great recreational piece on johnson creek. 2.24 acre is assessed at $38,100 and county shows well and septic on property...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the yelm Tenino trail....



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