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.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $367,052  County Average: $393,325

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,035  County Average: $3,533

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $169  County Average: $173

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 22  County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1982  County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 83  County Average: 95

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Your own nature retreat just 20 minutes from downtown olympia...



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...



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



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by on the yelm Tenino trail. interior photos are of other homes by the same builder. 4.5 months build time....



Superb 10 ac parcel of level land in a great area, good distance from a highway & train noise in an area of lovely homes...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 28+ acre multi parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



energy efficient ductless heat pump supplements your forced air system. short commute to yelm, lacey, Tenino and jblm....



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Beautiful private cul-de-sac. this lot features 5.00 acres of level pasture land with partial fencing...



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



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corri...



Private country setting close-in with amazing territorial views, pasture that has produced grass hay, mature trees and landscaping, raised garden beds, huge 30x60 shop, large fenced chicken/animal yard with chicken coop, two large dog kennels and large backyard patio with fire pit...



Quiet country living at its finest. over an acre with room to build a shop...



Beautiful custom home on 3+ acres. live in the country with a short drive to all of the amenities of the tumwater, olympia area...



however, it still has the charm of a quaint cabin, yet close to Tenino, rainier and tumwater amenities. and for the rv owner, a parking pad with carport and attached shop/garage. gated....



Only 15 min to olympia. a/c rambler w/ 24' master bedroom, private 2-room mil suite, huge rec room accommodates custom pool table and bar, enormous eat-in kitchen& family room...



, 2500ac upscale subdivision w/walking/horse back trails, recreation easements & beauty everywhere, stable geology, county gopher map shows no gophers, wind protection, southern exposure, well draining soils (no wetlands),garden space. easy commute to tumwater/oly/jblm. Tenino/rainier schools...



Remarkable custom equestrian estate located on 13.72 picturesque acres w/sunrise & sunset views...



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



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