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: $705,646 / County Average: $630,159

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,813 / County Average: $5,050

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $273 / County Average: $260

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1980 / County Average: 1990

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 63 / County Average: 78

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impressive spacious open concept home flooded with natural light & designed to both entertain & relax. Steilacoom...not just a town, it's a lifestyle!...

year round activities. full service island 20 minutes by ferry to Steilacoom but a world away. come see!...

Throom, on a large home site on the south side of Steilacoom. the great room & dining room in this open floor plan design flow into the spectacular gourmet kitchen featuring a large island, lots o...

great evergreens in place come out and build your dream home on ai which is only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas $61 monthly or $722 yr,get you the use of a 9 hole golf course ,sea...

Enjoy the amenities of the island!you'll have access to 2 lakes, a lush 18-hole executive golf course,trails,beaches,tennis courts& seasonal marina.just a 20 min ferry Steilacoom....

Lake Steilacoom waterfront masterpiece. this enormous lakefront home offers over 5400 sq ft of space...

nice setting and possible views. walking distance to sunnyside beach or town of Steilacoom. sewer in area and new community of 16 lots starting to the south. great po...

Or opportunity! fantastic 3.86-acre prime site in Steilacoom zoned r-9.6 with huge develo...

the island is making a name for itself as an artists' colony with art shows, film festival, concerts, master classes, writers' group. 20 minute pierce county ferry ride from Steilacoom brings you to this hidden gem in southern puget sound....

room for everyone with 4 bedrooms upstairs including large master suite with lake Steilacoom views and dual walk-in closets. den/office and 3/4 bath on main floor. new flooring throughout. ready to move in!...

world's first wi-fi certified home design. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only minutes to i-5. gorgeous finishes like quartz counter...

Is totally remodeled waterfront masterpiece on lk Steilacoom. 1+ acre lot, w/sweeping views & rolling lawn to low-bank...

Unique lake Steilacoom waterfront home, thoughtfully and professionally renovated to today's clean living...

Luxurious rambler @Steilacoom ridge!the redwood plan,1942 sf featuring 2 bedrooms + den or 3rd bedroom & 2 baths...

world's first wi-fi certified home design. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only minutes to i-5. gorgeous finishes like quartz counter tops, sha...

& bright home located on a quiet street near lake Steilacoom! with...

outside: large deck & mostly fenced yard on a quiet street, 10 min to jblm, 2 golf courses, Steilacoom sd, hike to beaches on puget sound & more!...

this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

additional amenities include a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, saltwater marina, campgrounds & more for year round use. short ferry ride from Steilacoom ferry dock....

own a piece of the island. just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom. located on the riviera golf course with an u...

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