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: $1,341,779 / County Average: $581,746

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,532 / County Average: $4,531

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $484 / County Average: $255

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 18 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1986 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 94 / County Average: 74

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Brand new home with no hoa in friendly Tenino! clean, bright & room to expand with a downstairs adu...

this is a pre-sale, we have 7 floor plans & 8 more lots. 1/2 mile from downtown Tenino & 15 mins to tumwater....

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. additional models for sale...

Welcome to this spacious dj hartman built one owner home...

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

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....

Charming 3 bed & 2 bath rambler w/2 acres in the valley...

Over 100 acres of recreational timberland located just east of centralia...

other features include: shaw carpet, 10x20 back patio, heat pump w/ac, hardie siding, front yard landscaping & hm warranty. under construction. 2 minutes from downtown Tenino, 25 min. to state capitol! more floor plans & lots available....

hardiplank siding, 30 year roof, and 2 car attached garage w/ ample space. easy access to yelm-Tenino trail to enjoy year round recreation and just 15 minutes from tumwater. enjoy this large fenced yard & no hoa!...

enjoy country living along the skoomkumchuck river in sleepy & quiet bucoda, yet only minutes to groceries, restaurants & outlet mall shopping in close-by Tenino or centralia....

Stunning johnson creek rd setting. well built rambler on almost 60 acres that is used for running cattle part time...

Country living moments to Tenino. single story home sitting above scatter creek with a park like setting...

Modern updates! located in the heart of downtown Tenino and only 15 min to olympia or centralia. lovingly updated w...

Two parcels of land approximately 4 miles from Tenino included in the sale...

Look no further! rare frog hollow home with the perfect balance of open concept and separated living spaces...

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. additional models for sale...

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

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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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