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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Average Price in Tenino: $1,179,700 / County Average: $549,275

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,111 / County Average: $3,820

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $477 / County Average: $280

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 17 / County Average: 18

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

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 33 / County Average: 38

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28 acres that is currently divided into 3 separate tax parcels that has current zoning of commercial or residential use in the city of bucoda wa a small rural community between centralia & Tenino wa. ...

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Brand new roof & updates on this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath mf home in offut lake community...

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Country living in this 3 bed 2 bath 2084 sf home on 2...

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Feels like you are in the country on this 0.78-acre with scatter creek as a back border...

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Custom 5 ac lot available! no ccr's or hoa dues. looking for that heavily forested 5 acres? this is located just south of tumwater, maytown exit...

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feel like you're on top of the world on this private wooded property located between tumwater & Tenino. please no drive bys. agent must be present to show. gps does not bring you to correct location!...

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Bring all your toys & hobbies and stretch out here in this well maintained 3 bdr, 1...

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per thurston county draft hcp the consultant they hired valued the prairie acres between $11,000 and !4,000 per acre as pocket gopher mitigation. 90 acres of site are inside Tenino city limits and zoned master plan community....

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A beautiful 27.7-acre property in Tenino, washington, just minutes from i-5...

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Entire store zoned master planed community. approximately 50 ac/ft of water available...

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heat pump w/ac, hardie siding, front yard landscaping & home warranty 2 minutes from downtown Tenino, this is a presale, come pick your colors & upgrades. last home available in subdivision...

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Er, recently updated home in the historic town of Tenino on nice corner lot. move in read...

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Rob rice homes under construction on 2+ acres, located in a new 8 home development...

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Tenino farmhouse good as new! everything redone, quite literally top to bottom...

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This rare & hard to find beautiful park like setting w/ river front access & amazing mtn views on 8...

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Big living in this stylish package. don't be fooled by square feet...

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power on property, well is installed, septic drain field installed but not complete - still needs septic tank. per county gopher study is not required. Tenino school impact f...

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Rob rice homes under construction on 2+ acres, located in a new 8 home development...

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Bright, spacious, and on 2.55 acres! this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, open kitchen with oak cabinets that include slide outs, newer appliances and furnace, with 2 large living rooms...

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heat pump w/ac, hardie siding, front yard landscaping & home warranty. under construction. 2 minutes from downtown Tenino, 25 min. to state capitol! additional models for sale....

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