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: $698,761 / County Average: $645,677

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,870 / County Average: $5,183

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $275 / County Average: $262

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1976 / County Average: 1990

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 64 / County Average: 82

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septic is gravity-based and flawless. 15 minute scenic ferry ride to Steilacoom, which is only 20 minutes from tacoma...

the emerald floor plan - wolrld's first wi-fi certified home by lennar 1,899 sq. ft. 4bd/2.5ba. located in highly-covet...

& bright home located on a quiet street near lake Steilacoom! with...

Us, meticulously landscaped home on corner lot in Steilacoom's madrona park with partial views of puget sound. artfully tiled gas...

Unsurpassed panoramic views of mt. rainier, Steilacoom and the puget sound welcome you to this high bank level building lot just minutes from the anderson island ferry...

nestled on a peaceful dead-end street, minutes from Steilacoom park, lakewood town center & easy access to i5. extensive wrap around porch welcomes you to th...

room for everyone with 4 bedrooms upstairs including large master suite with lake Steilacoom views and dual walk-in closets. den/office and 3/4 bath on main floor. new flooring throughout. ready to move in!...

It's all about that view! enjoy the sun shimmering off the water and the incredible sunsets with the panoramic bay view from the formal living & dining room, master bedroom & kitchen...

enjoy the lovely setting with peekaboo sound views nearby. a relaxing 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom then en...

wolrld's first wi-fi certified home by lennar 1,899 sq. ft. 4bd/2.5ba. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school distr...

get away from the city on a short 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. enjoy life on the island!!...

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

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots available large 1/3rd acre gently sloped lot ideal for your new home...

Is totally remodeled waterfront masterpiece on lk Steilacoom. 1+ acre lot, w/sweeping views & rolling lawn to low-bank...

with easy access to i-5, jblm, madigan and alternate route to Steilacoom/tacoma. this home features a 500 sq. ft. double door garage. open floor...

close to farrell's marsh wildlife area trails as well as the charming town of Steilacoom....

outside: large deck & mostly fenced yard on a quiet street, 10 min to jblm, 2 golf courses, Steilacoom sd, hike to beaches on puget sound & more!...

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

30 ft of private waterfront on sought after lake Steilacoom with views of mt...

Or opportunity! fantastic 3.86-acre prime site in Steilacoom zoned r-9.6 with huge develo...

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