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: $869,125 / County Average: $738,458

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $6,276 / County Average: $5,178

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $329 / County Average: $331

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 15 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1992 / County Average: 1989

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 72 / County Average: 61

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Well cared for home in sought-after madrona park. awesome tri-level floor plan with a large living room including cathedral ceiling and fireplace...

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

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Nearly a quarter of an acre on a dead-end street just a short stroll to shops, dining, museums, schools, parks and Steilacoom's charming waterfront beaches. beautiful timber on the property; plus, all utilities available in the street. conven...

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anderson island 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. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale. buyer to verify development options with pierce county planning (currently designated forest land)...

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nice setting and possible views. walking distance to sunnyside beach or town of Steilacoom. sewer is in the area and a new community of 16 lots is starting to the sou...

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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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stunning nw craftsman style home in the premiere Steilacoom community of sunset crossing. on the main floor youll find a spa...

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Own your own little piece of heaven on ketron island, privacy, wildlife, tons of trees and awesome fishing...

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Ng on ponce de leon creek as it gurgles into lake Steilacoom, just yards away. this 1937 classic features rich, traditional grace but with a spacious, updated kitchen plus large butlery and room for just living, like the bright and spacious family room and immense 18 x 21 foot office. the master with 5 piece en suite impresses as does most every ...

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great home close to schools, shopping and restaurants. walk to starbucks! close to jblm and Steilacoom park. free home warranty included! don't miss this one......

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anderson island is 20 min via pierce co ferry from Steilacoom....

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formal areas, including a huge living room, are perfect for large gatherings and entertaining. walk to fort Steilacoom park and oakbrook golf course. hardwoods, walk-in closets, back patio, and more. this home has it all and is waiting for your personal touches. a lakewood original. worth a look....

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incredible location in lakewood right off of bridgeport way and Steilacoom blvd. only minutes to lakewood towne center. triple net lease plus common area maintenance....

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Stellar rambler in the Steilacoom ridge neighborhood by rob rice homes...

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close to freeway and easy access to surrounding towns: university place, fircrest, Steilacoom, tacoma, puyallup and olympia. great street visibility high car counts, monument signage, with 50+ parking stalls. ada certified with elevator and fire prevention. 4 units in the bldg and each unit has own hvac. sui...

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

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easy access to jblm, shopping, dining, fort Steilacoom park and dog park and less than 10 minute drive to the waterfront in Steilacoom....

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potential 4 lot short plat or possibly build 2 duplexes. nic e location just outside of Steilacoom & directly across from pierce college....

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this house is a short walk from historical downtown Steilacoom and puget sound views, parks, beaches, coffee shops, and more. other coveted features include garden space, extra parking for an rv/boat, and central a/c. don't miss this opportunity to live in this great house in this great town!...

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Tunning home nestled in the historic community of Steilacoom!...

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