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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Average Price in Steilacoom: $659,233 / County Average: $629,254

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,031 / County Average: $4,888

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $300 / County Average: $277

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 27

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1973 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 54 / County Average: 73

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envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. recreation only - solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. power and water a long ways away. might perk? trailer,...

the 3br, 1 3/4 bath home is located within a short walking distance from fort Steilacoom park and waughop lake. this rambler includes an attach...

huge shed that can be your new shop with secure storage areas. Steilacoom historical school district. close to jblm....

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots are available...

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

Berg homes has 16 custom style homes in their new Steilacoom community tasanee. lot ...

envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. recreation only - solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. this gem won't last long!...

Luxurious rambler @Steilacoom ridge!the redwood plan,1942 sf featuring 2 bedrooms + den or 3rd bedroom & 2 baths...

Or opportunity! fantastic 3.86-acre prime site in Steilacoom zoned r-9.6 with huge develo...

large basement with tons of storage space or an area for a workshop. conveniently located to Steilacoom lake, restaurants and shopping....

the grounds are maintained beautifully. close to shopping, walking in ft Steilacoom park, jblm, chambers bay and oakbrook golf courses....

cameras security system stays.sprinkler sys walk to nearby lake and fort Steilacoom park....

Munity at the quiet end of the historical town of Steilacoom. walk in to a light & bright living space w/co...

new exterior paint plus air conditioning make this home a must see. minutes to Steilacoom park and super easy access to i-5 and jblm. won't last....

Bank approved short sale!!! welcome to Steilacoom...

R even kitchen prep, youll drink in stunning lake Steilacoom views. every night is special! upstairs is a luxurious primary suite retreat with soaking ...

Beautiful Steilacoom condo with panoramic view of sound, islands & olympics...

park like yard, storage shed all set on a dead end street. pride of ownership shows.close to Steilacoom park....

lots of space to creative or just camp and unwind. thirty minutes ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island marine park is across street. county map shows it is wet land....

take life outdoors with a patio, lawn, playground and tool shed. a tacoma address meets Steilacoom community and schools, its 4 minutes to the soda fountain and 5 to the beach....

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