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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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $629,165 / County Average: $499,916

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,251 / County Average: $4,342

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $198 / County Average: $211

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1982 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 107 / County Average: 58

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Amenities, such as shopping, restaurants and lake Steilacoom. completely remodeled in 2011 with l...



Mega price reduction! must see unobstructed panoramic sound view home in cormorant passage...



come home to a get-away of saltwater activities, freshwater lakes, parks, hiking trails, playgrounds and beautiful sunsets. only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa $31/mth covers road maintenance and water rights...



riviera hoa gives access to lakes, parks, marina,& golf course.a short 20 min. ferry ride to 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...



includes membership to riviera community with access to 2 lakes, 9-hole golf course, lakeshore restaurant, tennis & volleyball courts, camping facilities, events and water service. 20 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom....



fully fenced yard allows for plenty of privacy while you enjoy your gorgeous heated pool. great location, near shopping and lake Steilacoom. this amazing home is a must see!!...



21 acres commercial property located at the corner of pacific avenue, union mills road, and Steilacoom road. ...



Perfectly situated on 45' of pristine lake Steilacoom waterfront, this home offers over 3700 sq ft of nantucket style elegance and charm combined with a private dock/lift and amazing mt rainier views...



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



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



Exquisite remodel with remarkable attention to detail, finest materials & craftsman finishes...



no camping on lot or tiny houses allowed. just a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



5 baths, 1,746 sq ft home on 10,000 sq ft lot w/ 2 fireplaces, covered deck, 2 car garage, rv parking in historic Steilacoom town w/ huge backyard perfect for gardening. this home has been completely remo...



private location blends with nature, offers quick access to Steilacoom & beach. great room at center of home with view deck, gourmet kitchen & second sitting are...



Under construction, luxurious rambler at Steilacoom ridge...



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



anderson island is a full service island with a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with fuel and more, rental center and more. just 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



this piece of land offers privacy and great views of chambers bay/puget sound and Steilacoom. plenty of room to build your dream home or a great vacation property/rental. the community beach is perfect to swim, push off in your kay...



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



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