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: $364,291  County Average: $412,546

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,120  County Average: $3,625

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $173  County Average: $177

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 21  County Average: 16

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1975  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 55  County Average: 80

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Rural, residential, undeveloped land waiting for your plans...



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....



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



Over 5 acres just minutes from tumwater and olympia...



great location & easy commute to jblm. close to yelm/Tenino trail for recreation. security system & rv parking. buyer to verify all info....



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



Quality built custom home and spacious 3 bay shop (42' x 72') w/office...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the yelm Tenino trail. come choose your lot today....



property is equipped for building w 122 foot well, working pump house, power in 300 feet from the road, phone lines, and 400 feet of driveway. prime location just 5 min from Tenino and 30 min from olympia, ideal for c...



The perfect combination of modern conveniences and old-world craftsmanship...



possibility of adding one more duplex onto this property, zoned 2-4 units. close in to Tenino b...



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 month build time....



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



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....



Come look at an amazing ranch style home. solid and well cared for, close to miller sylvania state park and just a few minutes to i-5...



Rural Tenino living at its best!!! 1.14 acres (fenced) off cul-de-sac & nice neighborhood...



Wanted....a little bit of heaven with everything you need...



Great recreational piece on johnson creek. 2.24 acre is assessed at $38,100 and county shows well and septic on property...



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



Private secluded almost 5 acres by tempo lake. 3 br septic installed in 1993, partially cleared for home site and 1500sf (30x50)shop/hanger on the property...



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