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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Average Price in Steilacoom: $535,364  County Average: $496,986

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,614  County Average: $4,027

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $194  County Average: $204

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1985  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 121  County Average: 63

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charming 1-story updated home close to lakewood towne center, library & lake Steilacoom! great floor plan w/3 bdrms, 2 ful...

Stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom in the heart of Steilacoom...

just a block away from farrell marsh park, conveniently located with easy access to freeway, schools, Steilacoom beach, parks, shopping and military base. enjoy the fully fenced backyard with garden space and mature trees....

Ridge & even chambers bay golf course! located on Steilacoom's salter's point you'll find this very private gated estate of 3 bedrooms plus office plus bonus room in 3600 sf! like the pages of architectural digest, there are too many amenities to list. soaring vaulted ceilings w/exposed fi...

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

ownership includes all the amenities the riviera community offers for $503 per year (undeveloped) or $738 per year (developed) which incl 2 fresh water lakes, boating, tennis, executive golf course, salt water marina & more. 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. a full-service island!...

Move-in ready, bright & spacious 4br rambler on a large lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in established sutherland place neighborhood...

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anderson island is a convenient commute from tacoma, olympia, and surrounding areas. only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island has an elementary school, historic buildings, general store & coffee shop! not many large parcels left on the island! brin...

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

wildlife is abundant! a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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Ter's point beach in the charming seaside town of Steilacoom, 2 blocks from salter's point elementary school, and 3 miles from north ft. lewis.this home boasts of a living/formal dining with vaulted ceiling, open kitc...

lots of possibilities with room to expand on the large 0.71 acre lot. also has easement for access from Steilacoom if owner wishes to put in driveway....

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!...

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