Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $1,508,124 / County Average: $519,546

Average Taxes in Tenino: $6,226 / County Average: $3,588

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $450 / County Average: $219

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 24 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1978 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 127 / County Average: 81

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gated neighborhood of paved roads, convenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & ...



Picturesque park like 2.33 acres with 345' on the skookumchuck river that offers salmon, steelhead & trout fishing...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion june 2019...



Fire sale!!! sold as-is! bring strong cash buyers only...



Amazing 4 bed 3 bath log home with an incredible view of south thurston co, the black hills and the olympic mountains...



This parcel is close and yet so far in it's feel and just big enough to do your mini farm...



Seclusion, privacy and stunning olympic and mt. rainier views on this almost 500 acre property can be found just minutes from i-5 access and downtown olympia...



One-level living on a large lot! you will love coming home to this beautiful rambler in deschutes river garden estates...



Come find your quiet country home on just shy of 5 partially-forested acres...



S size and use. located within the city limits of Tenino make this an excellent investment in the future or development now. it is prime for commercial, light industrial or office and retail developmen...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion april of 2020....



Misty ridge farm is a regal yet inviting home adorned w/ stained glass doors, slate roof, & imported european finishes...



Es in this historic home in the heart of charming Tenino! this well maintain...



Over 100 acres of recreational timberland located just east of centralia, close to skookumchuck reservoir...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation in close by on the yelm Tenino trail....



Live merkaba. mind, body and spirit. "guggenheim museum meets spaceship" inspired in a highly modern, circular home atop 85 acres of stunning land with sustainable gardens, saltwater pool, separate 3 bedroom guest house, and archery range...



Rambler living at it's finest in scatter creek ranch...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion november 2019...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 18+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



4.89 acre parcel in growing Tenino. great view and possible mt rainier view depending on where you build...



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