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: $580,493 / County Average: $505,964

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,536 / County Average: $3,824

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $237 / County Average: $215

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1984 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 93 / County Average: 93

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enjoy riviera club amenities: 2 lakes, fishing, boating, swimming, tennis, activities, clubhouse, camping. beautiful anderson island only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....

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

check out this wonderful 3 bed, 1.75 bath rambler just steps from ft. Steilacoom park. this spac...

Ned on a manicured 0.5 ac lot near picturesque lk Steilacoom. this privately gated country french style rambler offers a lrg sho...

Absolutely adorable garden condo in close-in Steilacoom...

and so much more. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

bring your jet skis and paddle boards; livin' is easy on the lake! just 20 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom....

1 acre parcel without any hoas. anderson island is only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom wa. anderson island = a little bit of paradise....

Updated lake Steilacoom rambler with full view of the lake...

Come out and build your dream home,only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Cated just minutes away from ft. Steilacoom park, Steilacoom lake, and lakewood towne center! this warm and inviting home ...

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

close to golf course, schools, shopping and ft Steilacoom park....

anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & more! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $716/year. don't miss out!...

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

commuting? anderson island is just a mere 20 min. ferry ride from historic Steilacoom....

head outside to explore the private park-like common area with 240 ft. of lake Steilacoom waterfront and space to play. enjoy amazing sunsets, lakeside picnics, and relaxing swims from the shared beach or head out on the water from the private docks!...

house sits in a quiet cul-de-sac close to several lakes and parks, jblm, & downtown lakewood and Steilacoom. owner licensed broker. separate basement apartment is occupied. $1995 for rent. $395 additional charge for all utilities + cleaning, landscaping, cable & wifi....

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

gas forced air, plus a very large fenced yard with fruit trees and private patio for entertaining, all on a quiet cul-de-sac just 1 block from the lake and walking distance to ft Steilacoom park. just bring your toys, your hobbies, and your friends, you will love it here!...

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