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: $843,550 / County Average: $674,883

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,771 / County Average: $4,955

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $317 / County Average: $311

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 16 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1990 / County Average: 1989

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 60 / County Average: 44

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

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Tunning home nestled in the historic community of Steilacoom!...

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Ng on ponce de leon creek as it gurgles into lake Steilacoom, just yards away. this 1937 classic features rich, traditional grace but with a spacious, updated kitchen plus large butlery and room for just living, like the bright and spacious family room and immense 18 x 21 foot office. the master with 5 piece en suite impresses as does most every ...

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this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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Eful 2.43 acres in lakewood close to gravelly and Steilacoom lakes. great opportunity: acreage wh...

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Own your own little piece of heaven on ketron island, privacy, wildlife, tons of trees and awesome fishing...

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this house is a short walk from historical downtown Steilacoom and puget sound views, parks, beaches, coffee shops, and more. other coveted features include garden space, extra parking for an rv/boat, and central a/c. don't miss this opportunity to live in this great house in this great town!...

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Stellar rambler in the Steilacoom ridge neighborhood by rob rice homes...

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Nice, clean Steilacoom home with a large back yard...

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D into the beautiful schillare place community in Steilacoom. this home features a gourmet kitchen wit...

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the southernmost of the puget sound islands, anderson island is located just south of mcneil island and a 20-minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom. lesser-known and less-visited than its island neighbors to the north, this little gem offers up that quiet small-town charm that those looking for a break from the big city will appreciate....

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driveway is in (road maintenance agreement, road setbacks, wetland delineation and easements completed!) anderson is is full service. short ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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easy access to jblm, shopping, dining, fort Steilacoom park and dog park and less than 10 minute drive to the waterfront in Steilacoom....

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additional amenities include a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, saltwater marina, campgrounds & more for year round use. short ferry ride from Steilacoom ferry dock....

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the riviera community amenities include fishing and swimming, 9 hole golf course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure...

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a cul' de sac and a sought after neighborhood of Steilacoom. laminate flooring throughout with an open livi...

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anderson island is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale. buyer to verify development options with pierce county planning (currently designated forest land)...

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enjoy convenient weekends away from the city and come fish, hike, bike, boat or just relax. it's a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and riviera club amenities that include: use of private salt water marina, several parks, golf, tennis courts, 2 fresh water lakes and more....

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Enjoy beautiful views of puget sound and the olympics from this gorgeous home located just above chambers bay in the fantastic chambers bay ii neighborhood...

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Stunning remodeled and move-in ready cormorant ridge home w/sound & olympic mountain views...

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