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: $837,803 / County Average: $465,717

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,965 / County Average: $3,308

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $342 / County Average: $204

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 22 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1983 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 66 / County Average: 92

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Thurston South

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Country rambler on 5 acres w/mt. view! floor plan features split bedroom design plus den...



Great remodeled 3 bedrooms rambler in the town of Tenino...



Turn-key property w/barn on beautiful 3.76ac parcel...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 28+ acre multi parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Beautiful 40 acre lot with lots of trees. ready for possible sub-division with zoning being 1/5 acres or secluded estate...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants and restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino and 2...



S size and use. located within the city limits of Tenino make this an excellent investment in the future or development now. it is prime for commercial, light industrial or office and retail developmen...



Enjoy semi-rural country atmosphere of custom a-frame w/solid cedar addition situated on partially fenced shy acre...



Unbelievable views from one of the nicest acreage lots in mcintosh ridge...



Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....



This is a beautiful property ideal for your new home...



Looking for a small house with a huge shop? this cute little house sits on a double lot with large shop which has 3/4 bath and an office space...



1 minute to Tenino town and less than 20 minutes to tumwater! yelm-Tenino trail access nearby too...



20 great acres. build an equestrian estate or subdivide into 5 acres estate parcels...



Spotless rambler on 5 park like ares, groomed trails through the old growth cedar trees, large kitchen with vaulted ceiling...



Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....



Like new 3bd one story home on a cul de sac just out side of town...



Amazingly beautiful 10 acre lot in a secluded setting...



Picturesque park like 2.33 acres with 345' on the skookumchuck river that offers salmon, steelhead & trout fishing...



Estate sized property. gorgeous setting. very, very private...



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