Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $1,336,840 / County Average: $575,785

Average Taxes in Tenino: $7,816 / County Average: $4,205

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $372 / County Average: $265

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 19 / County Average: 20

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1988 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 60 / County Average: 28

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McIntosh Ridge Tenino

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Thurston South

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Custom 5 ac lot available! no ccr's or hoa dues. looking for that heavily forested 5 acres? this is located just south of tumwater, maytown exit...

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Come check out this beautiful & private 5 acre property with 125' high bank riverfront...

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cc&r's in place to protect your investment -- no manufactured homes but bring your horses! conveniently located between Tenino & rainier w/ mcintosh lake across the road. mcintosh ridge is an exclusive 2500 acre community w/ nature trails throughout. property is ideal for the discerning buyer looking to build, but buyer should conduct due diligence to satisfaction. no gopher study needed!...

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Gated, exquisite 1-level custom built home on 5.3 acres...

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classic farmhouse w/recent updates is move in ready & walking distance to restaurants, schools, & the popular yelm Tenino walking trail. fantastic combination of ne...

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upgraded heating & air throughout. this is your chance to own a piece of Tenino history! price on this property includes lot 74901600100....

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perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, and Tenino....

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convenient to plenty of parks and restaurants and just steps away from yelm-Tenino trail! the home itself is a very spacious two story home with open living area and high ceilings. the kitchen features plenty of counterspace and a large pantry for ...

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Gorgeous private 5 acre estate. custom built 2181 sq ft, tiled entry to great room with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace w/wood wrapped mantle...

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Custom rambler on 5 acres in desirable gated community of mcintosh ridge...

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enjoy a day fishing, lake paddle boarding, kayaking or canoeing! minutes away from downtown Tenino. come move your trailer, mobile home, tiny home, or build a dream home, its ready - you just have to do a little prep work....

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Sustainable and offgrid functionality is delivered at live merkaba...

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Entire store zoned master planed community. approximately 50 ac/ft of water available...

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$600/month space rent includes shared septic- owned and maintained by park. great community of Tenino!...

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Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this deschutes river frontage property with just over 40 acres...

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Price reduced!!! 1909 home with charm and character sits on 2...

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sitting on a hillside above downtown bucoda, halfway between Tenino & centralia. tons of original charm and features. beautiful brick front porch. newer windows,...

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Beautiful rambler + 8 peaceful acers on desirable churchill road and only minutes to town...

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Rob rice homes under construction in Tenino on a 2-acre lot...

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A duplex in the center of Tenino. single level, each unit has 2 bedrooms, unit 2 has 1...

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