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: $944,436 / County Average: $680,879

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $6,105 / County Average: $5,393

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $373 / County Average: $311

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 44 / County Average: 44

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full-service island with general store, deli, cafe, fire station and more. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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Beautiful Steilacoom lake dr tudor style home with 3 fireplaces, lots of custom touches...

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freshly painted interior in a neutral color, ready for you to call your home! close to Steilacoom ferry, beach, shops and farmer's market....

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don't miss out on this rare opportunity to own a beautiful craftsman home on lake Steilacoom with beautiful views. the house is in need of updates and repairs, investors and contractors are encouraged to view this home. the property could possibly be subdivided, approval needed by city of lakewood....

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Stunning custom designed brick home w/gorgeous views of puget sound, chambers bay & cascade mts...

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Rom i-5 and jblm, and less than 5 minutes to fort Steilacoom park, this cool, contemporary rambler features real hardwood floors, a sleek, updated and modern kitchen, flex space off the large living room that would make a great home office or even guest quarters (as it has a closet and extra storage), and a woodburning fireplace with a tiled hearth. the master bedroom has a private half bath. youl...

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In the heart of the adorable town of Steilacoom, you will find this 4 bed, 1 bath charmer...

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anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, and more! just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom this is one of the most sought after locations on the island. they stopped making land, get your piece before you can't....

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

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Berg homes has 16 custom style homes in their new Steilacoom community tasanee. lot ...

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close to jblm, i-5 for commuters, Steilacoom/gravelly/american lake & fort Steilacoom park....

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located in a quiet neighborhood, minutes to all the shopping you could want, and a couple blocks walk to the trails in ft Steilacoom park. there is a large wood deck off of the dining room, situated to the side of the fully fenced back yard. plenty of space to garden, recreate or? newer roof, updated electrical panel, 5 min to n fort, 15 min to the jblm flagpole. home is in good shape, ready for inspection/mov...

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incredible location in lakewood right off of bridgeport way and Steilacoom blvd. only minutes to lakewood towne center. nnn and common area maintenance....

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ownership includes 2 riviera memberships and access to 2 fresh water lakes, 9 hole executive golf course, lakeshore restaurant, seasonal saltwater marina, seasonal campgrounds with full hookups, abundant parks and more. just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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all ages welcome. short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry system. come find peace and quiet away from the city....

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gravelly lake is a stones throw away with nearby access to lake Steilacoom and american lake. tacoma country club is just down the street, as well as easy access to the i-5, restaurants, shopping and jblm....

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Lder | 1,805 sf-3 br, 2 ba, 3car garage in lovely Steilacoom. single story home- great room w/ 11' ceiling, large fully cased windows, 8ft tall doors, ...

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write a full price offer, enjoy this property and all that anderson island has to offer. just a short 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. the land has had some clearing done but is...

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Peacefully and majestically on the shores of lake Steilacoom. the perfect blend of elegance and comfort, this home has it all - formal ...

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this is not just living~it's a lifestyle! located in the heart of historic Steilacoom....

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