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: $653,411 / County Average: $534,446

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,311 / County Average: $4,492

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $205 / County Average: $214

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 27 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1982 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 101 / County Average: 56

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huge corner lot! large lot neighborhood close to Steilacoom lake! close to schools, shopping, and i-5 commuting!...

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anderson island is a full-service island just 20 minutes from Steilacoom....

no camping on lot undeveloped lot dues are $720. ferry leaves out of Steilacoom. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away!...

2200 sqft 3 br plus den/office - 2.5 ba home w/ a 3-car garage, elegant one level living at it's finest...

anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & more! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $716/year. don't miss out!...

The mckinley by garrette custom homes is a true rambler in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

Beautiful anderson island is only a 20 min ferry ride from historic Steilacoom....

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commuting? anderson island is just a mere 20 min. ferry ride from historic Steilacoom!...

You can entertain like a pro with amenities including an extravagant outdoor kitchen/bbq, large deck, hot tub & athletic court. property is located close to Steilacoom lake, jblm, shopping & i-5 access....

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Ned on a manicured 0.5 ac lot near picturesque lk Steilacoom. this privately gated country french style rambler offers a lrg sho...

Coin operated washer and dryer come with the sale of the property.location is 4 blocks from lake Steilacoom....

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