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: $650,338 / County Average: $566,286

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,375 / County Average: $4,103

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $225 / County Average: $223

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1989 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 83 / County Average: 64

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water&power in street; needs septic and well. historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away....

Most suites has 3-phase power, & fire suppression systems in most the buildings, 21 grade level doors, 20 foot warehouse heights, ample parking & street front exposure on Steilacoom blvd. easy access to i-5 and sr-512, highway 99. ~ do not disturb or approach tenants ~...

ai is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify development & use info with pierce county planning dept....

Updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home in desirable Steilacoom neighborhood with extensive upgrades...

Located minutes from the Steilacoom waterfront, this gorgeous new home by soundbuilt homes is a must see...

Lake Steilacoom waterfront w/southern exposure. enjoy this amazing home designed to take in the lake views w/two levels of living...

The st helens plan by garrette custom homes is a 1 1/2-story master-on-main open floor plan design in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

Completely renovated! you will fall in love with this 5 bedroom home with a spacious master upstairs, large walk-in closet, bath w/walk-in shower, dual vanity...

The whitney by garrette custom homes is a true rambler in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

Annual dues are $715. enjoy the peaceful 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

panoramic view centered on mt. rainier, islands, Steilacoom ferry, trains & boats crossing the sound. 2 bd, 1.5 bth + den home w/ 1100+/- sf deck; 1300+/- 3-car garage + 400 sf...

come home to a get-away of saltwater activities, freshwater lakes, parks, hiking trails, playgrounds and beautiful sunsets. only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa $31/mth covers road maintenance and water rights...

Water & power are in the street. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Steilacoom park (over 300 acres of trails, fields, playgrounds); Steilacoom beach parks; & chambers bay golf. 12 mins to jblm...

full-service island just 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. adj wf parcel also avail....

Acoom's historic district! just a few blocks from Steilacoom ferry landing and fishing pier and public boat launch! wonderful level lot - easy to design your d...

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots available large 1/3rd acre gently sloped lot ideal for your new home...

Interesting homes. this beauty is in highly rated Steilacoom schools. from the grand entrance to the tall ceilings & excellent floor plan you'll ap...

enjoy summer bbqs in the fully fenced yard, complete with covered patio & fire pit. access to the community boat launch on lake Steilacoom! don't miss this opportunity!...

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

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