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: $538,037  County Average: $483,515

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,842  County Average: $3,522

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $178  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1975  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 138  County Average: 88

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



want to get out and enjoy the area? you will be so close to amenities: chambers bay golf and huge park, 10 minutes to tacoma waterfront, or enjoy a beautiful drive along the water to Steilacoom, only 3 mins to charles wright academy and 5 to whole foods....



Ed a short distance off the shores of the town of Steilacoom....



Er on a large lot just mere houses away from fort Steilacoom park is ready for your buyer to move right in . new roof new furnace...



anderson island has what you've been looking for, only a 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom. camping prohibited on empty lots....



5 bath home w/plenty of storage on a cul-de-sac in the beautiful town of Steilacoom. new water heater, hardwoo...



enjoy views of the sound, majestic snow-capped olympic mountains and spectacular sunsets. close to the historic town of Steilacoom. end...



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



Wooded flat lot, bring your ideas and plans. access with caution heavy under brush and trees...



Level building lot (72.77x120) in Steilacoom. this lot is in a quiet, private location...



Unbelievable location in historic downtown Steilacoom...



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



all this on a 12,196 sq ft lot across the street from Steilacoom lake. updates include new hardieplank siding & new vinyl windows. large kitchen with over-sized island make entertaining a breeze and for the chef, lots of stora...



Lake Steilacoom estate designed by renowned architect kirtland cutter...



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



this large building lot features views and beautiful surroundings. remember that picturesque drive into Steilacoom where tree branches canopy the road? grab your home designer/builder or one of ours and make your dreams come true! within walking d...



ownership includes riveriea community amenities and acces to 2 frewsh water lakes, saltwater marina, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, parks, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and so much more hoa yearly dues $715.24. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



H or school, kids day care facility in lakewood / Steilacoom area... sanctuary seating ov...



Views, views, views ! spectacular viewing pleasure from your deck of puget sound and the olympics...



your hoa fees incl water when home is built. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry. come see for yourself!...



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