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: $839,980 / County Average: $651,589

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,884 / County Average: $5,285

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $302 / County Average: $298

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 27

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977 / County Average: 1990

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 71 / County Average: 79

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

enjoy riviera benefits: lakes, parks, tennis courts, golf course, beaches, marinas, boat launch and more! historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away....

yard is professionally landscaped, driveway is newly paved and extra rv parking is included. minutes from Steilacoom restaurants & shopping. designed by custom builder, connie kay design. the nicest home you'll ever see at this price! come take a look!...

Or opportunity! fantastic 3.86-acre prime site in Steilacoom zoned r-9.6 with huge develo...

Enjoy a panoramic view of sound, islands & olympics next to your cozy fireplace...

salvaged wood accents throughout, a bright and airy living space, updated kitchen with quartz countertops & shaker cabinets, and a large backyard with garden spaces, and a covered patio for entertaining. Steilacoom schools, minutes away from all amenities, close proximity to jblm - this charming home has got it all!...

Lder | 1,805 sf-3 br, 2 ba, 3car garage in lovely Steilacoom. single story home- great room w/ 11' ceiling, large fully cased windows, 8ft tall doors, ...

5ba gated home offers the ultimate in privacy, w/ 225 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront, lakeside boathouse & new dock. views to the lake from nearly all rooms. fully updated open concept gourmet kitchen/great room is perfect for day-to-day living & entertaining...

***quiet, well established neighborhood, we started the update/renovation for you...

enjoy riviera benefits: lakes, parks, tennis courts, golf course, beaches, marinas, boat launch and more! historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away. see for more information on the community! don't miss this one!...

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

Ols, amenities, downtown of lakewood and close to Steilacoom, the community that you have been looking for. two story house , granite island kitchen,...

walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc!...

this amazing and rare 7 bedroom rambler close to Steilacoom lake is perfectly located and offers endless possibilities! ideal fit for adult family ho...

Eat opportunity to live in the historical town of Steilacoom. ...

deliveries by usps, fedex, ups. friendly resort island just 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry. in normal times there are fun activities and events all year hosted by our many volunteer organizations....

bring your vision and escape to the peace and tranquility of a small community while being only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. this lot is ready for your vacation cabin or your dream home....

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. buyer to verify. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale....

garrette custom homes is pleased to offer the seneca plan-2,157 sf-3 br, 2 1/2 bath rambler on large home site on the south side of Steilacoom. the great room w/...

one of the only undeveloped lots left sitting this high on the bluff in Steilacoom. with development there is potential views of the olympics and the puget sound. if seclusion is what...

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