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: $606,592 / County Average: $537,528

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,379 / County Average: $3,685

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $243 / County Average: $219

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1990 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 130 / County Average: 99

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



Elegant new construction by soundbuilt homes! the coronado is a spacious modern home with great room layout, main floor den/bdrm plus bath & huge upstairs bonus plus 5 car garage...



This chalet in the woods has a variety of income potential and living arrangements...



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



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



This beautiful custom built home has views to die for and sunsets we live for...



new roof & landscaping! 4 min drive to waterfront & historic town of Steilacoom! 1 block to farrells marsh trail head. must see!...



3 gorgeous townhome floorplans, ranging from approximately 1,604 sq.ft to 1,899 sq. ft. located in highly-co...



Ory open floor plan design in birch hill estates, Steilacoom's new water view community. the great room & gourmet kitchen will be the hub for ...



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



This chalet in the woods has lots of income potential & living arrangements for many...



Ention builders! one building lot in the heart of Steilacoom.zo...



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



The rainier by garrette custom homes is a two story, 4 br, master on the main home in birch hill estates, the only new construction, water view community in the south sound...



year round activities for all ages. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry....



3 gorgeous townhome floorplans, ranging from approximately 1,604 sq.ft to 1,899 sq. ft. located in highly-coveted...



the riviera community amenities include fishing and swimming, 9 hole gold course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure...



5 bath rambler with an easy to maintain yard is located in a well established quiet neighborhood near pierce college, fort Steilacoom park, i-5, shopping and jblm. light and bright flo...



natural stream flowing through to pond on property. short distance to the park & close to downtown Steilacoom....



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



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