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]




Open Houses


Short Sales







Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $954,770 / County Average: $761,999

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,791 / County Average: $5,431

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $445 / County Average: $347

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 24 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1972 / County Average: 1989

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 81 / County Average: 80

Steilacoom WA Real Estate Market Health

Neighborhood in Steilacoom WA


Areas in Steilacoom WA


Most Popular Listing

Popular Steilacoom Real Estate
Listed by: 2 By 2 Real Estate Solutions

Most Expensive Listing

Expensive Steilacoom Real Estate
Listed by: Berkshire Hathaway HS SSP

Least Expensive Listing

Cheap Steilacoom Real Estate
Listed by: 2 By 2 Real Estate Solutions

Listings in Steilacoom

dry site, corner lot. buyer to verify all with city of Steilacoom's requirements to their satisfaction. come take a look to soak in and appreciate!!...

Listed by: Windermere Professional Prtnrs

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

Listed by: Best Choice Realty

with endless island activities such as hiking, bike riding, and various recreational options. with quick ferry access from Steilacoom, only about 20 minutes away, take advantage of the exclusive island living....

Listed by: eXp Realty

anderson island is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. don't wait! minutes from the ferry off larson rd. buyer to do their own due diligence as far as building a home and what is allowed and/or allowable, no representation expressed or implied from seller and agent....

Listed by: COMPASS

enjoy access to a thriving community with two pristine lakes, athletic courts, a boat launch, a clubhouse, a golf course, a park, playground, and scenic trails. just a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. embrace island living at its finest!...

Listed by: Best Choice Realty

the property is partially cleared & is easily accessed. only a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island is full of natural beauty, community events, a rich arts society, & plenty of activities to enjoy. whether your weekend escape or full time residence, life is just a little sweeter on island time. don't miss out on this opportunity to own a slice of paradise in the south sound....

Listed by: Coldwell Banker Bain

attic storage space, large utility room, back entrance, and parking available from the rear road (Steilacoom blvd). excellent location near retail, dining, and public transit....

Listed by: NW Casas Realty

Own this charming Steilacoom rambler for just $1,893 a month...

Listed by: Kelly Right RE of Seattle LLC

New energy efficient home. completed 2024. expansive fenced corner lot do you like going on walks? this house borders the ferrell's marsh wildlife area and it's only 1...

Listed by:

great location near Steilacoom lake, american lake and steps away from the lake Steilacoom park. easy commute to jblm. welcome home!...

Listed by: Northwest HomePros LLC

Great opportunity to own a 10,000 +/- sf lot in Steilacoom...

Listed by: Better Properties Real Estate

with pierce college, beaches, walking trails, ft. Steilacoom park, and a variety of shopping & dining options just moments away, every day promises a new adventure. embrace the lifestyle!...

Listed by: Windermere Professional Prtnrs

Highly sought-after Steilacoom home! this delightful 4-bed, 2-bath residence beckons with a cozy living room upon entry...

Listed by: 2 By 2 Real Estate Solutions

you'll appreciate the new roof, furnace, a/c, trex deck & 10x12 shed. located in the renowned Steilacoom school district....

Listed by: RE/MAX Exclusive

while you're planning your dream home, enjoy the perks of the riviera club membership --two freshwater lakes, a private marina, 9-hole golf, lakefront dining, camping and plenty of parks and trails await your enjoyment. just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island is the jewel of the south sound. your slice of paradise is here!...

Listed by: COMPASS

situated just a quick 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island presents an idyllic opportunity to create your dream lifestyle in a serene island setting....

Listed by: John L Scott Westwood

plus, it's just a 20-minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom. your island paradise awaits!...

Listed by: Best Choice Realty

Wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors & handmade vintage vitrage windows. peek-a-boo view of the Steilacoom lake from upper bedrooms. full baths on each floor, italian tile, vinyl pla...

Listed by: Keller Williams Rty Tacoma

come see for yourself what island living is all about. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....

Listed by: PNW Towns and Sound

a rare opportunity awaits to own a slice of coastal paradise in historic Steilacoom!...

Listed by: Heaton Dainard, LLC

Property Search

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

RE/MAX Realty South
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA

Other Locations