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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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $468,585  County Average: $470,214

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,872  County Average: $3,532

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $179  County Average: $197

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1979  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 161  County Average: 80

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Ler nestled on large lot walking distance to lake Steilacoom. natural l...



H or school, kids day care facility in lakewood / Steilacoom area... sanctuary seating ov...



Unbelievable location in historic downtown Steilacoom...



Anderson island. a short ferry ride from historic Steilacoom gets you to the southernmost full-service island in the puget sound. riviera community incl. a 9-hole ...



riviera amenities include, two fresh water lakes, swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, tennis and volley ball courts and a salt water marina. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom...



riviera amenities include use of 2 fresh water lakes, 9 hole executive golf course, salt water marina, tennis courts and several private parks, all this just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. also available adjoining lot 117 div 10. parcel #5017841770...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



your hoa fees incl water when home is built. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry. come see for yourself!...



Own a view home on ketron island. ferry ride from Steilacoom. tranquil island living at its fine...



1st thru 12th grade schools & college w/in walking distance. ft Steilacoom park down the street. jblm minutes away. access to lake too!...



Impeccable rambler on large fenced lot. this home is spotless, with new metal/vinyl siding, newer composition roof and furnace, lovely window treatments, levolor verticals and custom fit light shears...



the johnson farm! an easy 20 min.ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island is home to a small vibrant community with access to lakes, parks, beaches, scenic hiking trails, marinas, a golf course, tennis courts, lakefront restaurant, convenience store,deli & coffee shop. lot previously passed a perk test, is on a paved culdesac,has water and power in street, and ...



Panoramic puget sound, olympic mtns, islands, and sunset views...



Views of sound, anderson is & Steilacoom! mt baker is visible on a clear day & night view of narrows...



Ed a short distance off the shores of the town of Steilacoom....



one minute from ferry dock. 10 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom. wooded lot is level and above street. note comments on photos as some are of island beach aspects....



offering seclusion & privacy yet close-in historical town of Steilacoom, city of university place & chambers bay golf course. utilities are conveniently in the street. check this one out and build your dream home with dream views!...



T any longer to build that dream home of yours in Steilacoom; proximity to i-5 and jblm. utiliti...



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



sorry, no camping on lots. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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