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: $571,347 / County Average: $504,150

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,627 / County Average: $3,890

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $227 / County Average: $215

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1982 / County Average: 1986

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 83 / County Average: 89

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anderson island is a full-service island. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. both homes are currently rented. don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity....

Dates, on a huge lot and walking distance to lake Steilacoom. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in 1,512 square ...

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

Water views. upside by billing back utilities, charging for carports, and increasing rents to market...

Ew home with heated pool in the heart of historic Steilacoom, steps away from pioneer park and all amenities. gourmet k...

ownership includes membership to riviera community w/ access to 2 fresh water lakes, seasonal marina, 9-hole golf course, lakeshore restaurant, tennis & volleyball courts, & camping facilities. all yours within a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom!...

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

head outside to explore the private park-like common area with 240 ft. of lake Steilacoom waterfront and space to play. enjoy amazing sunsets, lakeside picnics, and relaxing swims from the shared beach or head out on the water from the private docks!...

enjoy riviera benefits: lakes, parks, tennis courts, golf course, beaches, marinas, boat launch and more! historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away....

This chalet in the woods has a variety of income potential and living arrangements...

Here is your chance to buy land now and build later in the only new construction, sound view community in the south sound...

Ory open floor plan design in birch hill estates, Steilacoom's new water view community. the great room & gourmet kitchen will be the hub for ...

3 gorgeous townhome floorplans, ranging from approximately 1,604 sq.ft to 1,899 sq. ft. located in highly-coveted...

The mckinley bonus by garrette custom homes is a 1 1/2-story master-on-main open floor plan in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

This chalet in the woods has lots of income potential & living arrangements for many...

Remodeled home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Steilacoom school district...

each suite has 3-phase power, as well as fire suppression systems throughout all the buildings, 21 grade level doors, 20 foot warehouse heights, ample parking & street front exposure on Steilacoom blvd, access to i-5 and sr-512, highway 99. do not disturb or approach tenants...

this is a cream puff and a rare opportunity in downtown Steilacoom that doesn't come along very often....

Final engineering has been paid for and submitted. hurry, there aren't many projects left in Steilacoom!...

Enjoy the amenities of the island!you'll have access to 2 lakes, a lush 18-hole executive golf course,trails,beaches,tennis courts& seasonal marina.just a 20 min ferry Steilacoom....

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