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: $606,592 / County Average: $533,833

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,379 / County Average: $3,675

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $243 / County Average: $219

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1990 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 128 / County Average: 95

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if you need more space to roam, you are just a stone's throw from ft.Steilacoom park & a 5 min. ride down the hill to dip into the puget sound. i-5 & jblm are also just 5-10 minutes away...

A short 20 minute ferry ride to the historic town of Steilacoom....

good access to jblm, freeway, lakes and great golfing. buyer to verify all city of Steilacoom's requirements to their satisfaction....

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

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

enjoy greenbelt from most rooms & giant deck! close to i-5, jblm, shopping, dining & Steilacoom & american lakes!...

bring your jet skis and paddle boards; livin' is easy on the lake! just 20 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom....

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

wolrld's first wi-fi certified home by lennar! located in Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream loc...

Adorable home in Steilacoom! remodeled & move-in ready...

Lake Steilacoom waterfront w/southern exposure. enjoy this amazing home designed to take in the lake views w/two levels of living...

gas forced air, plus a very large fenced yard with fruit trees and private patio for entertaining, all on a quiet cul-de-sac just 1 block from the lake and walking distance to ft Steilacoom park. just bring your toys, your hobbies, and your friends, you will love it here!...

world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located by joint base lewis mc...

Puget sound islands, olympics & sunsets from this Steilacoom home in the desirable historic district. open-concept home fe...

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

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

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

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

Original owners since 1967, big beautiful home on view property, gorgeous original hardwoods throughout, fireplaces, over-sized sun room & more...

anderson island is a great place to escape and play and is only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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