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: $479,982  County Average: $479,893

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,076  County Average: $3,822

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $183  County Average: $199

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 26  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1974  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 132  County Average: 73

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Nd just a 10 minute ferry ride to the mainland in Steilacoom wa. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, smell the fr...



Erfront beach or to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom! 71 ft frontage on gove st and 103 ft fr...



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...



Hood of arrowhead estates! home is located in the Steilacoom community! this home boasts 3 bedrooms on upper floor and a b...



centrally located, level and lightly wooded parcel, situated close to riviera community and anderson island amenities; membership includes access to 2 fresh water lakes for boating, swimming, fishing & more, 9 hole executive golf course, seasonal salt water marina, seasonal camp grounds, tennis & volley ball courts, lakeside restaurant+++ full service island with store, cafe, fire station, museum, hiking trails & more. 20 min ferry ride ...



Lot 8 ketron sunrise. beautiful view property. secluded "get away from it all" to this peaceful, laid back inland island property...



Ler nestled on large lot walking distance to lake Steilacoom. natural l...



30 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront with views of beautiful mt...



master bedroom w/bath- soaker tub & fully tiled shower, dual vanity & walk-in closet. spacious den/office just off entry. town of Steilacoom walking trail is nearby. design ready home in a custom home community. only 3 remain!...



parking for 6 cars, shy quarter acre lot with a new fence being installed for added privacy. great location- close to lakewood town center, Steilacoom and university place....



Under construction,master down plan @ Steilacoom ridge...



Now under construction!! *home with a water view* the rialto by garrette custom homes...



full-service island just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



ownership includes riviera membership and access to 2 fresh water lakes, salt water marina, campgrounds, parks, lakeshore restaurant, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis & volleyball courts & more! just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom!...



raw land awaits your creative ideas for a beautiful home. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Welcome to the sweetest spot on Steilacoom lake! with southern exposure and 80 feet of low bank waterfront, you'll create dreams and memories for years to come...



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



This sound view home offers stunning views from all three levels...



Three mostly level residential lots (10,300sf each) (100 by 103 each) or could be split into two duplex lots...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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