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: $629,324 / County Average: $549,517

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,357 / County Average: $4,267

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $236 / County Average: $226

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1990 / County Average: 1986

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 99 / County Average: 66

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The alder plan at Steilacoom ridge, two-story home that offers 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths...

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

Beautiful lake Steilacoom estate. gated circle drive 4280 sq...

sun tubes for extra light in kitchen. walking distance to ft. Steilacoom park & dog park. there is so much character and loads of space in this home. kitchen was upgraded with beautiful cabinets &abundant storage space....

well-maintained one-level rambler located a short walk from fort Steilacoom park. new exterior and interior paint. hardwood floors under carpet. very...

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots available large 1/3rd acre gently sloped lot ideal for your new home...

Nestled on a cul-de-sac and full of charm. spacious living room w/ soaring ceilings & exposed beams, f/p, formal dr with new flooring...

just a short 20 min. ferry ride to the historic town of Steilacoom makes this locating great for full-time living or a vacation home. needs up-to-date perc test, water& power nearby....

Ensive houses, chamber creek frontal puget sound, Steilacoom ferry, historical museum. this vacant land is next to residential house see a...

Stunning rare find in coveted cormorant passage. architectural gem w/abundant natural light and open layout just renovated...

anderson island is a full-service island with a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with fuel and more, rental center and more. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

panoramic view centered on mt. rainier, islands, Steilacoom ferry, trains & boats crossing the sound. 2 bd, 1.5 bth + den home w/ 1100+/- sf deck; 1300+/- 3-car garage + 400 sf...

Find your island bliss with a short ferry ride to ketron island...

!! full southern exposure w/views of mt. rainier, Steilacoom, ketron, mcneil islands. looking for s...

great neighborhood & fantastic location minutes to the heart of Steilacoom & the freeway. accessible access & lift in home. estate sale, as-is....

Unity to own a beautiful view home on the hill in Steilacoom. open flo...

Luxury rambler by rob rice homes at Steilacoom ridge...

Beautifully remodeled, perfectly located close to everything...

great, private location and a short walk to 10' easement leading down to west facing community beach. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island enjoys a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with rental center & fuel station....

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

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