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: $398,188  County Average: $416,484

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,678  County Average: $3,471

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $164  County Average: $180

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 19  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1983  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 62  County Average: 92

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



Opportunity knocks! large farm house has 3 bed/ 1.75 baths and sits on 15...



Looking for big views? total privacy? gated community? a great home w/ main-floor master on 5 acres? it's all here...



#291 tenant is quarry town coffee house (aka olympia's 5th ave sandwich), #297 has been the home of Tenino independent for 22 years & 148 howard st tenant is medical massage therapy business. seller did amazing restoration in #291 in 2013. tenants pay utilities....



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....



This picturesque lot has a view point over looking lovely cultivated valley...



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



Very hard to find property that is private yet close to olympia...



Live in a park! beautiful setting with tall trees, garden space and room for livestock...



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



, 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...



Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed ...



new wood shed, deck and garden area. this home is just outside of Tenino and an easy commute to centralia or olympia. affordable living, country feel and still close to amenities....



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...



covered front and back porch. located in the heart of Tenino, easy commute to schools, shopping & restaurants....



Well has failed and new well will need to be drilled to obtain bank financing...



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...



Welcome to scatter creek ranch! beautiful 2400 sqft home sits on a little over 5 acres...



Your very own private oasis, located quietly in the country but still conveniently close to town...



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



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