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.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $380,789  County Average: $398,713

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,164  County Average: $3,424

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $164  County Average: $174

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 21  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1981  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 64  County Average: 86

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



Remarkable custom equestrian estate located on 13.72 picturesque acres w/sunrise & sunset views...



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...



This home is a must see if you want privacy yet easy access to town amenities & lake fishing...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this lot fatures 4.82 acres of level pasture land with an added bonus of a 24x36 metal shop...



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...



Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....



Superb 10 ac parcel of level land in a great area, good distance from a highway & train noise in an area of lovely homes...



Beautifully maintained, well thought out floor plan boasts 2517 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2...



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



Motivated seller! come rest in the quiet and solitude...



huge fully fenced backyard! move-in ready! close to the yelm-Tenino trail & schools! quick commute to either side of jblm!...



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



, 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...



Quality built, tastefully decorated heavy log hm offers old world charm, modern amenities...



Opportunity knocks! .17 acre lot in great location that backs up to city park and close to town...



New price for this special 5 acres on a quiet, paved street...



Live in a park! beautiful setting with tall trees, garden space and room for livestock...



Welcome to mcintosh ridge! this new construction rambler is in a beautiful gated community situated on a huge 5 acre lot offering 3 bedrooms and 2...



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



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