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: $361,881  County Average: $405,814

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,119  County Average: $3,554

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $168  County Average: $175

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 19  County Average: 16

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1975  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 55  County Average: 76

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Opportunity knocks. little country farmette has lived a pretty hard life...



perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, and Tenino....



Totally unique large Tenino home. lots of bedrooms, lots of bathrooms...



Great location in the loma vista neighborhood. nice, private setting on a level acre lot...



, 2500ac upscale subdivision w/walking/horse back trails, recreation easements & beauty everywhere, stable geology, county gopher map shows no gophers, wind protection, southern exposure, well draining soils (no wetlands),garden space. easy commute to tumwater/oly/jblm. Tenino/rainier schools...



Spectacular log home sits on just over 6 acres complete with seasonal creek, mature fruit orchards, and frequent elk crossings...



Great opportunity for a getaway or small home. utilities are on the property...



Gorgeous property at mcintosh lake, enter through private gated entry to deschutes colony...



Privacy abounds at this beautiful home set atop 5 acres located just 8 minutes south of tumwater...



The perfect combination of modern conveniences and old-world craftsmanship...



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...



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



Country charm in this 3 bedroom home on almost 5 acres, with an attached one bedroom apartment complete with its own kitchen and bath...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the yelm Tenino trail. come choose your lot today....



everything one would want: seclusion, beautiful mature forest, 570ft elev, security of gated upscale 2,500 ac community w/recreational easements for strolling & horse back riding, individual well 302' deep, 20gpm, 95'static level, good drainage (no wet lands), stable geology, no gophers, partially cleared building site & driveway roughed in, garden space, paved street, easy commute to jblm, olympia. rainier or Tenino school system....



Location! location! location! easy access to i-5! 5 acre home on private dead end street, near millersylvania state park, camping, and fishing areas...



Build your new home in the offut lake community! community water service available and power to the street...



Come look at an amazing ranch style home. solid and well cared for, close to miller sylvania state park and just a few minutes to i-5...



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



Here is your own recreational park. close to town yet away from the hustle and bustle of town...



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