Steilacoom, WA Real Estate

Steilacoom WA Real Estate Overview

The origin of the name "Steilacoom" is unclear. One story is that it comes from fur traders with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and is an adaptation of "Tail-a-Koom", the name of an Indian chief. In 1824 HBC chief factor John Work called it "Chilacoom". Another early spelling was "Chelakom".The Town of Steilacoom says it comes from the name of the Steilacoom tribe, especially their main village in the Tacoma area, located on Chambers Bay. This village was called Scht’ləqʷəm, later anglicized as Steilacoom.[8] William Bright says the name comes from the Southern Coast Salish subgroup /č'tílqʷəbš/, anglicized as "Steilacoom".

Steilacoom was founded by Lafayette Balch, a sea captain from Maine, and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the oldest incorporated town in Washington and has 4 individual buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest Catholic Church in the state and the first Protestant Church north of the Columbia River, as well as the Steilacoom Historic District, with 68 contributing properties.

Steilacoom's main source of early prosperity was the manufacture and export of lumber to San Francisco. When the United States Congress established the Washington Territory on March 2, 1853, Governor Isaac Stevens chose Steilacoom to be the seat of Pierce County.

Steilacoom was once the leading candidate to become the territorial capital and the one-time county seat, but lost its chance for dominance in the south Puget Sound region when the Northern Pacific Railroad picked rival city, Tacoma for its west coast terminus in 1873. Steilacoom has since settled into its role of suburban bedroom community.

Steilacoom had the first jail in Washington and the first sawmill. Steilacoom is located next to the City of Lakewood which is home to one of two major state run mental health facilities, Western State Hospital, on the site of what was once Fort Steilacoom. Clara Antoinette McCarty Wilt, the University of Washington's first graduate (1876), was born in Steilacoom. [source: Wikipedia]

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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $479,823  County Average: $488,687

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,982  County Average: $4,239

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $197  County Average: $201

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1983  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 110  County Average: 64

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per yr. for developed. just a 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



your hoa fee includes water and is $674 annually. short 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom....



annual dues. all this & only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Highly desirable cormorant ridge condo w/puget sound, mountain & island views...



Highly desirable cormorant ridge condo w/puget sound, mountain & island views...



Enjoy puget sound & olympic mt views. spacious 2-story w/finished bsmnt, 3600sf +/-, 4 bdrms/3...



K out this updated one story rambler in desirable Steilacoom! the hom...



blocks from saltar's point elementary and downtown Steilacoom. good bones and lots of upside. tons of upside potential, great yard, great street. ...



this refreshed home w/in walking distance to ft. Steilacoom park! exposed ...



quite, live & let live, island; friendly neighbors. private ketron island residents dock at Steilacoom ferry terminal....



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



attached 2-car garage plus room for boat or rv, apple trees, cute shed/playhouse in back, Steilacoom school district - this is a great home!...



Ture as you enter into a 1-1/2 story view of lake Steilacoom! home has privacy at the comp...



anderson island is a full service island. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



no camping, parking, etc on your lot until a home is built. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



The rialto by garrette custom homes. this is the last homesite in saltars point estates...



anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & +++! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $659/year. don't miss out!...



roof and gutters are under 5 years old. new exterior paint. near Steilacoom, jblm, lakes, parks, golf....



Enjoy the best of waterfront living on lake Steilacoom from this wonderful home with clean lines & an open floor plan...



beautiful view from the master suite with corner fireplace. walk to Steilacoom high school or just enjoy the trails, pickle ball court and view....



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