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: $1,200,225 / County Average: $526,582

Average Taxes in Tenino: $6,333 / County Average: $3,686

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $358 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 27 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1978 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 128 / County Average: 94

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1.6 acre parcel of beautiful recreational land. this could be your private get-away for all types of outdoor activities...

easy commute to jblm,year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail....

Wonderful, secluded parcel - hill top elevation. graded driveway up left/north side of property with approved bridge leads all the way to the back of the property...

Are you interested in living lightly on the land or developing a nice level parcel in park-like setting in the country? this could be your shangri la...

Absolutely a park. tall fir trees and lovely manicured grounds, shop and rv building along with superbly clean and well kept 2br 2 bath (plus office) 1978 manufactured home...

Welcome home! open concept floor plan with vaulted ceilings and heat pump with forced air...

Country rambler on shy acre with shop, covered rv parking...

access to i-5 is only 20 minutes away. shopping close by in Tenino 3 miles north or centralia 9 miles south....

Terrific t-9-0 Tenino! charming building, excellent main road frontage for signage on corner double lot shy 1/3 acre...

lots of fruit trees, fig, apple, pear, plum etc. green belt on the side leads to yelm-Tenino trail. mt. rainier view from landing upstairs. storage shed. home wired for sound throughout. charger for electric vehicle too....

Tenino area. 4 bedroom 1.75 bath home on 4.84 acres approximately...

Property has been surveyed, corners are marked, & a proposed buildable site is approved...

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...

this can allow for a variety of uses including 6 homes per acre with city water and sewer available. buyer to verify and work with the city of Tenino for future development....

In to jblm, 20 min to lacey, 10 minutes to yelm & Tenino, 20 min to centralia. im...

quiet, dead end gravel drive, convenient location just 20 minutes to town. Tenino schools. value is in the land only, sold strictly as-is....

Two parcels totaling 4.45 acres. lots of possibilities with the 1901 home...

well-loved & well-maintained, w/ over $50,000 in upgrades in the last 4years. city of Tenino owns vacant lot behind, presently a convenient parking lot for clients. sit back & relax while you enjoy life as a landlord!...

Super cute newly remodeled home in Tenino! this 2 bedroom 2 bath home offers a large lot with rv parking and plenty of room to run and play...

located in a gated community of forested 5 to 20 acre lots that is just 10 min. from the historic town of Tenino & 30 min. to olympia. taxes are under $50 per year do to the designated forest land tax status. property is zon...

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