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: $843,571 / County Average: $657,452

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,779 / County Average: $5,195

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $332 / County Average: $304

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1985 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 74 / County Average: 41

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all ages welcome. short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry system. come find peace and quiet away from the city....

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freshly painted interior in a neutral color, ready for you to call your home! close to Steilacoom ferry, beach, shops and farmer's market....

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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...

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Welcome to Steilacoom heights! like new home. the pine floor plan features 4 bedrooms + bonus rm, 3 full baths and a 2-car garage...

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the backyard has a covered patio & is wired for hot tub, a large grassy area to play or for pups, two storage sheds, fenced back yard. close to jblm, schools, shopping, ft. Steilacoom park....

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It's your time for a wonderful island life! if you are looking for seclusion, privacy, and a puget sound water view, then you have found the right spot on ketron island...

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large fully fenced backyard is perfect for entertaining! conveniently located to the ferry, downtown Steilacoom, and dining....

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enjoy riviera benefits: lakes, parks, tennis courts, golf course, beaches, marinas, boat launch and more! historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away. offers: seller intends to review offers upon receipt....

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the island offers hiking, bike riding and many recreational activities. quick ferry ride from Steilacoom is about 20 minutes. hoa dues run around $700 / year....

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the riviera community amenities include 2 fresh water lakes, golf course,tennis courts, swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and so much more! only a twenty minute ferry ride from Steilacoomwa!...

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the riviera community amenities include 2 fresh water lakes, golf course, tennis courts, swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and so much more! only a twenty minute ferry ride from Steilacoom wa!...

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Amazing custom built home in the town of Steilacoom...

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anderson island is 20 min via pierce co ferry from Steilacoom....

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Lder | 1,805 sf-3 br, 2 ba, 3car garage in lovely Steilacoom. single story home- great room w/ 11' ceiling, large fully cased windows, 8ft tall doors, ...

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all this just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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a perfect way to get off the grid on this secluded island. just a short ferry ride out of Steilacoom & your potential home or home away from home awaits. so much potential on this island....

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Aditional home w/ 70 feet of waterfront & dock on Steilacoom lake. a comfortable lake...

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Spectacular unobstructed views of lake Steilacoom are what you will find from every front window of this well-maintained solid brick home...

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75 bath for 8024 and 8026 has 2 beds and one 3/4 bath. walking access to lake st...

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the home is situated on an oversize 1/3 acre lot located between Steilacoom and lakewood, in county jurisdiction. the yard is fully fenced in the back, with a huge 500+ sf deck. the front is nicely landscaped, with shade and flowering trees. lots of easy access parking, with rv/boat parking adjacent to the garage, additional on the other side. note new subfloor insul & plastic. conve...

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