Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $368,427  County Average: $403,891

Average Taxes in Tenino: $2,485  County Average: $3,193

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $177  County Average: $179

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 16  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1985  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 82  County Average: 101

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Opportunity knocks. little country farmette has lived a pretty hard life...



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Amazingly beautiful 10 acre lot in a secluded setting...



Beautifully maintained, 1 owner home located on a sloped, secluded 4+ acres only 15 minutes from tumwater...



This 3.19 acre parcel is flat pasture with several groves of trees...



Best price in mcintosh ridge. rural regality can be yours living in desirable mcintosh ridge...



rainer and 15 minutes away from the quaint town of Tenino. this land offers your imagination to run wild with what could...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the yelm Tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. come choose your colors--buyers choose flooring, paint, cabinets, counter tops and more! april completion...



Lots of options with this great piece of land! build your dream home with territorial views, or use the preliminary plat approval to build 4 homes...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 18+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Presale, contact adair homes for timeframes, selections, financing and options...



Beautiful 39.4 acres zoned 1/5. build your dream home or subdivide and sell enough to pay your land off...



Immaculate custom home built in desirable, gated community within walking distance of mcintosh lake...



"a huntin', fishin', and lovin' every day.. who wouldn't love to live here...



Little house on the prairie awaits you with this adorable farm house with numerous upgrades sitting on 16 plus acres...



View? check, privacy? check, mature forest? check again...



secluded, sits off the highway and only 10 minutes to centralia or Tenino. 6 acres is partially fenced for animals, and includes gated entry. a place to stay...



72 acre building parcel in a gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. ...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the yelm Tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. completion feb 2018....



Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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