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: $677,431 / County Average: $572,037

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,335 / County Average: $4,119

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $227 / County Average: $224

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1989 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 89 / County Average: 65

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or break room. located in the heart of lakewood ~ Steilacoom square industrial park fire suppression systems throughout industrial buildings, 3-phase power to each industrial suite, c-2 zoning allows multiple uses. ample parking and easy access to pacific highway and i-5....

updated home w/easy circular driveway access off Steilacoom blvd & quiet, private entrance from the back. this home...

Location --- location -- location home is ready for your finishing touches...

E bath home located in the old historical town of Steilacoom. the home comes with a peek-a-boo view...

Hoas of $61 a month for this undeveloped lot gets you all this plus peace and tranquility on 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....

anderson island has year round activities, programs, events. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....

sun tubes for extra light in kitchen. walking distance to ft. Steilacoom park & dog park. there is so much character and loads of space in this home. kitchen was upgraded with beautiful cabinets &abundant storage space....

The brantley plan is one of our most sought after plans--and for good reason...

1 acre parcel without any hoas. anderson island is only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom wa. anderson island = a little bit of paradise....

Located minutes from the Steilacoom waterfront, this gorgeous new home by soundbuilt homes is a must see...

in riviera community club with golf course& clubhouse, sound marina, two fresh water lakes with fish, several parks and trails for enjoyments and hiking. only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom wa....

walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc!...

Drm (3+den) 2.5 ba alan liddle designed custom lk Steilacoom home located in evergreen terrace. rich hdwd floors, vaulted...

come out and build your dream home on this fantastic island lot only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas of $61 a month gets you many amenities:golf,tennis,lakes access,salt water marina, hiking,volleyball,and so much more....

this lot in the coveted chambers bay community and just minutes away from the heart of Steilacoom possesses fantastic views of both the sound and the olympics. already in a well established neighb...

Breathtaking panoramic views from Steilacoom of the olympic mountains, south sound islands, chambers bay golf course and the narrows bridge...

17 is a great 10,000 sq ft corner cul-de-sac lot with evergreens in place. only a 20 ...

walk to tennis courts, picnic & swimming areas. just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom with trips every hour. yearly riviera dues include use of lakes, country club, & golf course....

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

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots are available...

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