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: $1,026,841 / County Average: $512,014

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,237 / County Average: $3,329

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $351 / County Average: $218

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 18 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1978 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 107 / County Average: 99

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D across from a gas station and a stones throw to Tenino hs. most of the front...

Two parcels totaling 4.45 acres. lots of possibilities with the 1901 home...

Gorgeous home on 5 private acres. offering formal dining room & living room w/gas fireplace...

Nice spacious 3 bedroom 1 bath rambler nearly 1500 sq ft in a nice and quiet cul-de-sac...

Beautiful 6.24 acre parcel of land in fully approved 5 lot subdivision with 5 year exception, from date of recording, for county requirements such as gopher study and wetland review...

easy commute to jblm. year round recreation on the yelm Tenino trail. photos are of other homes by same builder. est. completion april 2020....

Well maintained 3 bdrm, 2 bath rambler with 2 car garage on just shy of 5 acre (4...

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

Over 250 acres situated east of Tenino and south of rainier...

You'll love the layout! seller just made upgrades! fresh paint and new carpet, too...

located in a gated community of forested 5 to 20 acre lots that is just 10 min. from the historic town of Tenino & 30 min. to olympia. taxes are under $50 per year do to the designated forest land tax status. property is zon...

easy commute to jblm, year round recreation on the yelm Tenino trail. estimated completion april 2020. photos of previously completed home....

Cute & cozy home on a quiet 1 acre retreat. great galley style kitchen has an abundance of counter space...

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property has partially fenced pasture & situated adjacent to the yelm/Tenino trail & just a short walk to the deschutes river...

Spacious home in Tenino on 13.65 acres. this home features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms...

fully fenced backyard w/gated entry has plenty of room for rv & all of your toys. walking distance to yelm-Tenino trail for cycling, walking & running. easy commute to yelm, centralia, olympia & jblm....

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