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.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $896,635 / County Average: $456,173

Average Taxes in Tenino: $4,379 / County Average: $3,978

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $372 / County Average: $193

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 21 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1988 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 74 / County Average: 72

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



Tenino has a great sense of community and activities for all. walking distance to down town Tenino and amenities....



Back on market!! start your own farm, or just have room to roam...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 18+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Beautiful secluded lot to build dream home! over 2...



Covered horse arena, 32+ stalls, horse turnouts, 6 bay machine shop, workshop, all this leading to magnificent log home on top a hillside overlooking south thurston county, close to shopping, large property owner adjacent adds to seclusion...



Welcome home! move in ready on 10 acres. bring your animals and enjoy country life...



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



View? check, privacy? check, mature forest? check again...



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



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. ...



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



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 20...



Totally unique large Tenino home. lots of bedrooms, lots of bathrooms...



Need to stay cool with air conditioning, visit this five acre parcel with space and serenity just 20 minutes from tumwater? enjoy the killer shop w/loft & certified wood stove...



This beautiful 3 br, 2 full ba home has not only the space you need, but the modern style you are looking for as well...



Beautiful parcel of land just a close shot up the back road into tumwater...



Rare opportunity to own an entire community. over 17ac right across from beautiful mcintosh lake and the thurston co rails to trails bike trail...



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...



close to schools and shopping; easy commute to olympia and jblm; just down the road from golf course and yelm-Tenino trail....



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