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: $927,481 / County Average: $685,428

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,037 / County Average: $4,709

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $296 / County Average: $307

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 27

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1978 / County Average: 1991

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 77 / County Average: 88

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bring your vision and escape to the peace and tranquility of a small community while being only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. this lot is ready for your vacation cabin or your dream home....

nice setting and possible views. walking distance to sunnyside beach or town of Steilacoom. sewer is in the area and a new community of 16 lots is starting to the sou...

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, ...

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. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale. buyer to verify development options with pierce county planning (currently designated forest land)...

potential 4 lot short plat or possibly build 2 duplexes. nic e location just outside of Steilacoom & directly across from pierce college....

lots of space to creative or just camp and unwind. thirty minutes ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island marine park is across street. county map shows it is wet land....

5ba gated home offers the ultimate in privacy, w/ 225 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront, lakeside boathouse & new dock. views to the lake from nearly all rooms. fully updated open concept gourmet kitchen/great room is perfect for day-to-day living & entertaining...

this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

the riviera community amenities include fishing and swimming, 9 hole golf course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure...

incredible location in lakewood right off of bridgeport way and Steilacoom blvd. only minutes to lakewood towne center. triple net lease plus common area maintenance....

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots are available...

Ensive houses, chamber creek frontal puget sound, Steilacoom ferry, historical museum. this vacant land is next to residential house see a...

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

close to freeway and easy access to surrounding towns: university place, fircrest, Steilacoom, tacoma, puyallup and olympia. great street visibility high car counts, monument signage, with 50+ parking stalls. ada certified with elevator and fire prevention. 4 units in the bldg and each unit has own hvac. sui...

this setting is absolutely charming. walk to historic downtown Steilacoom or salters point....

Steilacoom is called a "town of firsts" & this 1861 built home is a proud example of those earlier times, sharing treasured history from retail to residence...

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

incredible location in lakewood right off of bridgeport way and Steilacoom blvd. only minutes to lakewood towne center. nnn and common area maintenance....

one of the only undeveloped lots left sitting this high on the bluff in Steilacoom. with development there is potential views of the olympics and the puget sound. if seclusion is what...

this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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