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: $938,821 / County Average: $633,856

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,031 / County Average: $4,553

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $352 / County Average: $296

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 18 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1984 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 66 / County Average: 32

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Custom timber frame home will take your breath away...

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conveniently located a few blocks from mill pond elementary & ridgeline middle schools, city park & tahoma valley gold course. steps from the yelm/Tenino trail & just 20 minutes south of jblm. must see to appreciate & will not disappoint!!...

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Ance to build your dream home on an acre + lot in Tenino out on old hwy 99, minutes from all the amenities and no hoa! this triangl...

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Idealic land & home and bordering Tenino’s peaceful scatter creek...

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6 acre lot ready to build. conditional site approval attained...

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Or a place to build/fix things? well this home in Tenino has it! a wood working and mech...

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Here's the perfect location for your dream home. private 10acres offers so much: level area for building home, shop, barn; rolling acreage with pasture land, mature timber, a pond...

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Rental and investment opportunity in the heart of Tenino. this...

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