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: $684,694 / County Average: $535,873

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,395 / County Average: $4,494

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $206 / County Average: $214

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 27 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1984 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 111 / County Average: 55

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ai is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify development & use info with pierce county planning dept....



the johnson farm! an easy 20 min.ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island is home to a small vibrant community with access to lakes, parks, beaches, scenic hiking trails...



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....



commuting? anderson island is just a mere 20 min. ferry ride from historic Steilacoom!...



Charming garden condo in close-in Steilacoom. gleaming laminate flooring on main floor - which features dining room, brick-hearthed wood stove, and efficient kitchen with pass-through to living room...



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



Great opportunity to build your dream home. just up from the ferry landing this lot has it all...



Incredible opportunity-2 homes and a huge shop on ...



situated on its original footprint, this 1980's rebuilt home is well suited for your indoor & outdoor entertaining! overlook the Steilacoom ferry terminal from the hot tub and deck while taking in the serenity from the mature landscaping. the detached studio added in 2007 makes...



The st helens plan by garrette custom homes is a 1 1/2-story master-on-main open floor plan design in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...



21 acres commercial property located at the corner of pacific avenue, union mills road, and Steilacoom road. ...



hoa annual dues are $715. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & more! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $716/year. don't miss out!...



commuting is easy...just a 20 min ferry ride to Steilacoom. hoa dues run about $720 per year for unimproved lot; needs updated perc test, water & power available in street....



Come build on this beautiful island getaway, conveniently located a short 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom wa....



75 bath w/over 2400 sq ft of living. conveniently located. just 1 1/2 b...



sorry, no camping on lots or tiny houses. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



sorry, no camping or tiny houses on lots. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



25 bath cape cod colonial w/ 1.19 acre, 240' on lake Steilacoom, shared by 10 colonial village residents. play in the sun...



you'll enjoy jet skiing and boating right from your own lakefront property! just a short 20 min. ferry ride to Steilacoom....



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