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: $663,008 / County Average: $621,109

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,009 / County Average: $4,203

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $250 / County Average: $251

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1988 / County Average: 1991

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 174 / County Average: 100

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seller has made application for preliminary water availability letter. nice location just outside of Steilacoom & directly across from pierce college. check out the potential this site offers! home currently rented month to month. must have an appt....



world's first wi-fi certified home design. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only minutes to i-5. gorgeous finishes like quartz counter...



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



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



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



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



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



evergreens in place ,only a 20 min ferry ride from historic Steilacoom. come out and build your dream home on this great corner lot, w hoas that give you access to ...



world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only...



great evergreens in place come out and build your dream home on ai which is only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas $61 monthly or $722 yr,get you the use of a 9 hole golf course ,sea...



everything in this plan has been precisely thought of with 1,604 sq.ft. 3bdr/2.5ba located in highly-coveted steilacoo...



world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base le...



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world's first wi-fi certified home design. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only minutes to i-5. gorgeous finishes like quartz counter...



Autiful home tucked away with easy access to fort Steilacoom park & lake louise. ...



Over half acre level building lot on lake Steilacoom dr sw...



nice storage building to store your extras or lawn necessities. only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas of $77 a month gets amenities of golf,tennis,salt water marina,parks,and use of 2 main lakes,plus much more....



Ew of sound & olympics in desirable madrona park, Steilacoom. this one own...



ai 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 development & use info with pierce county planning dept....



lake view home in desirable neighborhood of lake Steilacoom. this 5 ...



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