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: $1,029,885 / County Average: $706,538

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,319 / County Average: $5,203

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $384 / County Average: $323

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1986 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 25 / County Average: 38

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easy access to the beaches, shopping, and especially jblm. the Steilacoom market is dynamic and profitable this is a great opportumity. consider this to be your next successful project!...



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only 20-minute ferry ride from the historic town of Steilacoom...



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Er, the redwood is currently under constuction in Steilacoom ridge with a july completion date. great location...



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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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this lovely rambler, set in a quiet neighborhood in lakewood, will shine with just a little attention. close to Steilacoom l...



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daylight basement: 3 beds/2 full baths: separate entry & parking, rec rm w/wood-burning fireplace, 2nd full kitchen w/dining, 2nd utility space w/washer & dryer. great Steilacoom location! you'll love the view deck offering 180+ degree puget sound views! watch the ferry, enjoy sunsets & bird watching. opportunity!...



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build your vacation oasis or island dream home just a short 20-minute ferry ride from the town of Steilacoom....



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add to this, a 2-car garage, with extra room for a workbench, private patio, and perfect position - close to parks and green space, and you have a winner! Steilacoom schools, close to jblm, i-5 and walking trails, and lots of green space....



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enjoy dining at the lakeshore restaurant, coffee at the cafe by the general store, full service island is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. properties on the island are not supplied by sewer, individual septic systems are the norm and the neighboring lot is also available and both lots perked and had soils tests done in 2009. both lots together are a half an acre of land. this could be your perfect i...



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Rare ready to go level building lot on the Steilacoom border...



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enjoy near by activities like golfing, swim & tennis clubs. close to shopping, Steilacoom park, jblm & i5. come take a look today!...



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there is a campground for members. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....



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One-level home in the city of Steilacoom. first time on the market in over 50 years...



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you need parking?? long driveway, attached 2 car garage plus an additional 2 car detached garage. close to trails in ft Steilacoom park, 20 minutes to jblm. no hoa!! book a tour to see it today....



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bedroom rambler located in a cul-de-sac close to Steilacoom park. front ro...



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Sly maintained 3 bedroom, 2,102 sq ft home in the Steilacoom lake area is ready & waiting for you! the bea...



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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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there is a campground for members. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....



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Relaxing ferry ride from Steilacoom, to a new/old experience, campground, tennis & volleyball courts, playgrounds, swimming, water sports, trails, boat launch on the island and the sound, events, the anderson island farm, gift store, grocery store, cafe, restaurant on the water, golf course...



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Kewood lot near Steilacoom lake and close to fort Steilacoom park! enjoy the 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath home complete with a 2 car g...



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