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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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $974,142 / County Average: $660,872

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $6,590 / County Average: $5,114

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $341 / County Average: $308

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1983 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 79 / County Average: 45

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Er community of 15 homes in the heart of downtown Steilacoom. large lo...



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Steilacoom school district . immaculate, updated, oakbrook 4 bdrm home ...



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anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, and more! just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom this is one of the most sought after locations on the island. they stopped making land, get your piece before you can't....



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additional amenities include a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, saltwater marina, campgrounds & more for year round use. short ferry ride from Steilacoom ferry dock for an easy commute to anderson island....



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exceptional opportunity to enjoy your slice of paradise on full-service anderson island only a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. the same family has enjoyed this lot for 60 +years. time to build your lifetime of memories is this spectacular slice of heaven....



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anderson island is a great place to escape and play and is only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. **septic design submitted and approved for 3 bedroom home.**...



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S peacefully & majestically on the shores of lake Steilacoom. please note at the time of the photo shoot the neighbors dock was be...



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this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom.note: expired pierce county approved septic design, underground power at street, connect to riviera water...



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convenient location - just minutes to the beach, freeways, jblm & shopping. Steilacoom school district....



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ownership includes riviera community membership with access to 2 fresh water lakes with fishing, boating & swimming, 9 hole executive golf course, seasonal salt water marina, seasonal camp grounds w/full hookups, abundant parks and more! just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island is a full-service island with general store, post office, cafe, rental center, fire station, and more! dont miss out on this amazing home!...



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this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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this peaceful full service island has concerts & events, hiking, bike riding, and many recreation activities. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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Beautiful permitted remodel in Steilacoom area of lakewood with all of the luxury finishes you're searching for...



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located on a quiet dead end and walking distance to downtown Steilacoom, boat launch, saltar's pt beach and ferry...



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This meticulously updated green built home offers extraordinary finishes & quality craftsmanship throughout...



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all ages welcome. short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry system. come find peace and quiet away from the city....



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75 bath for 8024 and 8026 has 2 beds and one 3/4 bath. walking access to lake st...



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build your dream home in a small community with many art activities and events. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....



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This gorgeous home in a quiet Steilacoom cul-de-sac has it all...



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