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: $1,603,801 / County Average: $523,066

Average Taxes in Tenino: $6,501 / County Average: $3,592

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $458 / County Average: $221

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 24 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1978 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 138 / County Average: 84

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



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



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



beautiful golf course location. close to town & yelm - Tenino trail. good jblm commute location....



Great place to call home. nice 5 acre parcel located on a 5 homesite cul-de-sac...



Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed ...



Private 5 ac with power on private rd. area of nice homes close to i-5...



one car garage or workshop. wiring, foundation have all been updated. near Tenino schools w/ easy commute to i5....



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion november of 2019....



Very hard to find large parcel located on the skookumchuck river...



This parcel is close and yet so far in it's feel and just big enough to do your mini farm...



Fire sale!!! sold as-is! bring strong cash buyers only...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion june 2019...



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 a...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion nov 2019. price includes a 5k lot premium for larger lot....



Seclusion, privacy and stunning olympic and mt. rainier views on this almost 500 acre property can be found just minutes from i-5 access and downtown olympia...



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...



4.89 acre parcel in growing Tenino. great view and possible mt rainier view depending on where you build...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion october 2019...



28 acres that is currently divided into 3 separate tax parcels that has current zoning of commercial or residential use in the city of bucoda wa a small rural community between centralia & Tenino wa. ...



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