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: $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: 176 / County Average: 102

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chambers bay, chambers bay golf course, american lake, Steilacoom lake, gravely lake, fort Steilacoom dog park, adriatic restaurant, jblm, schools, and shopping-all nearby! walk to oakbrook golf course - public course!...

Piece of the island. just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom. loca...

Is totally remodeled waterfront masterpiece on lk Steilacoom. 1+ acre lot, w/sweeping views & rolling lawn to low-bank...

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...

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

envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. countless possibilities await. this gem won't last long ~ embrace this opportunity while it is availabl...

Great rambler, backs up to farrell's wildlife area, minutes from the north post back gate, minutes to dupont, views of the bay within walking distance...

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

Beautiful lake Steilacoom estate. gated circle drive 4280 sq...

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...

Rare find in the historic town of Steilacoom. very nice 1 bed, 1 bath, one level condo...

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

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

super cute 1 bed/1 bath each side/duplex w/ample parking conveniently located near lakewood town center, oakbrook & Steilacoom heights plaza & clover park college. both units are updated & one unit under lease ...

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

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

location. this rambler is a stones throw from lake Steilacoom. 1700+ sq ft of brand new f...

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

updates throughout the home to include new flooring, paint (inside and out), counter-tops, and so much more! just minutes from Steilacoom park & lake, lakewood ymca (boys and girls club), preparatory...

Under construction luxury rambler @Steilacoom ridge...

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