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: $657,726 / County Average: $553,350

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,080 / County Average: $4,262

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $235 / County Average: $226

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1990 / County Average: 1986

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 122 / County Average: 70

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don't wait any longer to build that dream home of yours in Steilacoom; proximity to i-5 and jblm. utilities available, ready for your builder. enjoy living in this small historic town that offers you big oppo...

Annual dues are $715. enjoy the peaceful 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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well-maintained one-level rambler located a short walk from fort Steilacoom park. new exterior and interior paint. hardwood floors under carpet. very...

riviera hoas fees of $61 month for undeveloped lot gets amenities such as golf,tennis,marina,camping volleyball and much more . only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. come out and build your dream home....

The st helens plan by garrette custom homes is a 1 1/2-story master-on-main open floor plan design in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

Breathtaking panoramic views from Steilacoom of the olympic mountains, south sound islands, chambers bay golf course and the narrows bridge...

one of the area's most desirable communities on lake Steilacoom. open & well designed floor plan w/ ...

located near the lakewood town center, oakbrook & Steilacoom heights plaza & clover park college with easy access to both highway 512,interstate i-5. close proximity to fort lewis mcchord (jblm). please don't disturb tenants & contact agent if questions....

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20 acre, lightly wooded, level, with water and power hookups in street. 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Acoom's historic district! just a few blocks from Steilacoom ferry landing and fishing pier and public boat launch! wonderful level lot - easy to design your d...

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

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

updated home w/easy circular driveway access off Steilacoom blvd & quiet, private entrance from the back. this home...

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

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 a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

don't miss out on this move-in ready rambler by Steilacoom lake! huge master bedroom with separate access & attached master bath with jetted tub/shower combo! living room features wood burning fire...

Beautiful bright home is well laid out to meet the demands of today's busy life styles with a wonderful relaxing back yard...

17 is a great 10,000 sq ft corner cul-de-sac lot with evergreens in place. only a 20 ...

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