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: $669,595  County Average: $545,347

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,812  County Average: $4,120

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $187  County Average: $212

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 148  County Average: 83

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walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc! the perfect location to take in the annual 4th of july fireworks display! potent...



the riviera community amenities include fishing, swimming, 9 hole golf course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and a community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure....



the segregation has been approved by the city of Steilacoom. we are waiting for assignment of new parcel number by pierce county....



455 acre fenced fortress and santuary, just mins to gravelly lake & Steilacoom lake. the unique & gorgeous "live-edge" cedar s...



Thoughtful & custom finishes appointed throughout the updating of this home...



sorry, no camping on riviera parcels- campground available seasonally. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



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



all this located within close proximity to shopping, restaurants, ft. Steilacoom park & golf course. don't miss out on this home!...



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



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



close to several lakes and parks in the area, downtown Steilacoom & the Steilacoom ferry terminal....



perfect 2nd home getaway! .being approx 20 min ferry from Steilacoom, this 2 parcel hud home has great sq footage and an awesome layout with a 2 car garage. enjoy the l...



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



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



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



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



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



Do you want to live in a great historical neighborhood near museums, dining and waterfront? look no further, this 10300 square feet lot is located in dead end street in $500k price range homes around...



come explore this incredible community with lots of events, community gardens & even winery! all this only a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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