Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $370,057  County Average: $410,928

Average Taxes in Tenino: $2,955  County Average: $3,315

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $167  County Average: $179

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 21  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1983  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 93  County Average: 94

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Covered horse arena, 32+ stalls, horse turnouts, 6 bay machine shop, workshop, all this leading to magnificent log home on top a hillside overlooking south thurston county, close to shopping, large property owner adjacent adds to seclusion...



Opportunity knocks! .17 acre lot in great location that backs up to city park and close to town...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the yelm Tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. come choose your colors--buyers choose flooring, paint, cabinets, counter tops and more! april completion...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this property features 21...



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Over 5 acres just minutes from tumwater and olympia...



Rural setting home on 5 acres on dead end street near millersylvania state park...



amazing location for commercial storefronts in heart of Tenino! 3 ...



72 acre building parcel in a gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. ...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this lot features 5.00 acres of level pasture land with partial fencing...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation on the yelm Tenino trail. 4.5 month build time, april 2018 completion. come choose your colors-- buyers choose cabinets, flooring, counter tops, paint and more!...



Covered horse arena, 32+ stalls, horse turnouts, 6 bay machine shop, workshop, all this leading to magnificent log home on top a hillside overlooking south thurston county, close to shopping, large property owner adjacent adds to seclusion...



Live in a park! beautiful setting with tall trees, garden space and room for livestock...



Your very own private oasis, located quietly in the country but still conveniently close to town...



What a find! ready-to-build level lot w/septic installed & extended water lines on-site, including 4 spigots...



Nearly 25 acres of timberland near Tenino includes a 15 year old fir tree crop...



Exquisite 5-acre lakefront estate w/4745 sq ft main floor living, upstairs apt, downstairs bonus rms & 1800 detached shop is unparalleled in quality and amenities...



Hard to find country living home with 36 x 36 shop with 11 & 8 foot doors and inside office or hobby room...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 10+ acre multiple parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



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