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: $643,669 / County Average: $578,995

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,379 / County Average: $3,983

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $266 / County Average: $235

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1989 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 139 / County Average: 96

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Clean 3 bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Steilacoom school district...

spectacular views of the puget sound, olympic mts & islands in charming historical Steilacoom! enjoy beautiful sunsets, ferries magically glide...

The mckinley w/upstairs bonus space by garrette custom homes is a fabulously efficient plan in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base le...

boasting 1607 sq ft w/3 bed and 2 bths in the heart of Steilacoom. this functional home is the epitome of open concept living with a spacious kitchen that opens into the great ro...

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

spectacular views of the puget sound, olympic mts & islands in charming historical Steilacoom! enjoy beautiful sunsets, ferries magically glide...

wolrld's first wi-fi certified home by lennar 1,899 sq. ft. 4bd/2.5ba. located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school distr...

Nice 4 bedroom split entre home with plenty of extra room...

super cute 1 bed/1 bath each side/duplex w/ample parking conveniently located near lakewood town center, oakbrook & Steilacoom heights plaza & clover park college. both units are updated & one unit under lease ...

quite surrounding and oasis like setting. just 15 minute ferry ride from your dream home or vacation get away....

everything in this plan has been precisely thought of with 1,604 sq.ft. 3bdr/2.5ba located in highly-coveted steilacoo...

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

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....

Oking for a finished building lot in the heart of Steilacoom? lot #4 in site map. ...

Our luxury rambler, the redwood is popular in Steilacoom ridge...

world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base le...

or break room. located in the heart of lakewood ~ Steilacoom square industrial park fire suppression systems throughout industrial buildings, 3-phase power to each industrial suite, c-2 zoning allows multiple uses. ample parking and easy access to pacific highway and i-5. $2520 + nnn free rent and or tenant im...

Traditional Steilacoom duplex. maintained, well managed, and has been pre-inspected to provide predictability for your next investment...

hoa dues are $722.26 per year. just a quick 20 minute ferry from Steilacoom....

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