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: $690,073 / County Average: $645,996

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,116 / County Average: $5,070

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $304 / County Average: $278

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1973 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 54 / County Average: 78

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

envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. recreation only - solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. power and water a long ways away. might perk? trailer,...

Eat 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler in well established Steilacoom neighborhood. large and spac...

Sh cottage inspired home w/ unobstructed views of Steilacoom lake. this gorgeous home has rich hardwood floors thr...

Stment / redevelopment opportunity in lakewood on Steilacoom blvd. comprise...

anderson island is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale....

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

take life outdoors with a patio, lawn, playground and tool shed. a tacoma address meets Steilacoom community and schools, its 4 minutes to the soda fountain and 5 to the beach....

Munity at the quiet end of the historical town of Steilacoom. walk in to a light & bright living space w/co...

Lovely home your galley kitchen is filled w/cabinet & counter space ready for your culinary prowess the bright living & dining rooms are perfect for your favorite people or your own chill time the sliding glass door leads to back covered patio huge backyard filled with fruit trees complete w/storage shed 1 bdrm on main & 3 more upstairs...

partial view of olympics, envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. recreation only - solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. this gem won't last long! other lots for sale across street from this one. priced to sell!...

Eat opportunity to live in the historical town of Steilacoom. ...

opposite the master is a large family room/rec-room w/ newer gas freestanding fireplace w/ remote. located in the beautiful town of Steilacoom with easy access to sunnyside beach and easy access so you can take the back roads to jblm....

Nd, one of a kind lakefront estate, 1.74 acres on Steilacoom lake w/130ft of no bank waterfront. enter...

there are lots of nature trails and puget sound boat launch/marina. the 20 minute ferry trip from Steilacoom is the beginning of your new recreational lifestyle and relaxation!!...

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

Recently remodeled home in great Steilacoom lake neighborhood...

anderson island is becoming an artists' haven. short ferry ride from Steilacoom on pierce co ferry....

180 degree view of the puget sound in historic Steilacoom...

this home has been lovingly cared for and maintained. just around the corner to lake Steilacoom, ft Steilacoom park & easy access to i-5. enjoy!...

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