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: $643,669 / County Average: $579,006

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,379 / County Average: $3,913

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $266 / County Average: $235

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 25

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

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 135 / County Average: 97

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turnkey 5 bedroom home w/main floor master in this enclave of magnificent homes w/private lake Steilacoom access! main floor also features...

outside is the fully fenced back yard, large deck, fruit trees & 8x10 tuff shed. close to ft Steilacoom park & lakewood town center, easy drive to jblm....

outside, reap the benefits of brand new roof, fresh coat of paint & crisp new landscaping. great location close to shopping, schools, Steilacoom lake, jblm and more. this home has everything you are looking for and surly wont last long!...

you'll love the quiet atmosphere on anderson island!20 min. ferry to historic town of Steilacoom!...

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

anderson island is a full service island. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

bring your builder & check out the potential this site offers. nice location just outside of Steilacoom & directly across from pierce college. there currently is a small rambler on the property with at detached garage that is currently rented. must h...

world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base le...

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...

septic is gravity-based and flawless. 15 minute scenic ferry ride to Steilacoom, which is only 20 minutes from tacoma...

Beautifully remodeled, perfectly located close to everything...

Located minutes from the Steilacoom waterfront, this gorgeous new home by soundbuilt homes is a must see...

everything in this plan has been precisely thought of with 1,604 sq.ft. 3bdr/2.5ba located in highly-coveted steilacoo...

2 lakes, (one motorboat & one fishing), parks/trails, golf course, community garden, clubhouse, general store, coffee shop & more. 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom takes you a world away!...

anderson island is a full-service island with abundant amenities including store, restaurant, fire station, parks, hiking trails, marina and more. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. don't miss this one! expected to go fast!...

Nice 4 bedroom split entre home with plenty of extra room...

year round activities for all ages. ferry leaves from Steilacoom and takes only 20 minutes to cross to a rare island gem in south puget sound....

Aftsman home just shy of 3500 sq/ft in historical Steilacoom! 3 decks with peek...

The rainier by garrette custom homes is a two story, master on the main home in birch hill estates...

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...

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