Steilacoom, WA Real Estate

Steilacoom WA Real Estate Overview

The origin of the name "Steilacoom" is unclear. One story is that it comes from fur traders with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and is an adaptation of "Tail-a-Koom", the name of an Indian chief. In 1824 HBC chief factor John Work called it "Chilacoom". Another early spelling was "Chelakom".The Town of Steilacoom says it comes from the name of the Steilacoom tribe, especially their main village in the Tacoma area, located on Chambers Bay. This village was called Scht’ləqʷəm, later anglicized as Steilacoom.[8] William Bright says the name comes from the Southern Coast Salish subgroup /č'tílqʷəbš/, anglicized as "Steilacoom".

Steilacoom was founded by Lafayette Balch, a sea captain from Maine, and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the oldest incorporated town in Washington and has 4 individual buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest Catholic Church in the state and the first Protestant Church north of the Columbia River, as well as the Steilacoom Historic District, with 68 contributing properties.

Steilacoom's main source of early prosperity was the manufacture and export of lumber to San Francisco. When the United States Congress established the Washington Territory on March 2, 1853, Governor Isaac Stevens chose Steilacoom to be the seat of Pierce County.

Steilacoom was once the leading candidate to become the territorial capital and the one-time county seat, but lost its chance for dominance in the south Puget Sound region when the Northern Pacific Railroad picked rival city, Tacoma for its west coast terminus in 1873. Steilacoom has since settled into its role of suburban bedroom community.

Steilacoom had the first jail in Washington and the first sawmill. Steilacoom is located next to the City of Lakewood which is home to one of two major state run mental health facilities, Western State Hospital, on the site of what was once Fort Steilacoom. Clara Antoinette McCarty Wilt, the University of Washington's first graduate (1876), was born in Steilacoom. [source: Wikipedia]

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Steilacoom WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Steilacoom: $510,027  County Average: $485,521

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,123  County Average: $3,981

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $202  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1975  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 113  County Average: 71

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the ketron island private and gated dock is located at the Steilacoom ferry terminal, ketron island homeowners moorage association is organized exclusively for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, operating and administering boat moorage space for the benefit of the owners of the current residences of ketron island....



anderson island is a convenient commute from tacoma, olympia, and surrounding areas. only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island has an elementary school, historic buildings, general store & coffee shop! not many large parcels left on the island! brin...



full service island just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



minutes from i-5, shopping, lakes, jblm and fort Steilacoom park....



30 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront with views of beautiful mt...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



Zing views of fox island, mcneil island, and even Steilacoom, well kept home offers 3 bedrooms with views, 2.25 bathrooms, living rooms on the main level and lower ...



fully fenced yard w/garden shed, sprinkler system & gated entry. great location, close to Steilacoom lake & lakewood town center....



full service island just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



wildlife is abundant! a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Ed a short distance off the shores of the town of Steilacoom....



offering seclusion & privacy yet close-in historical town of Steilacoom, city of university place & chambers bay golf course. utilities are conveniently in the street. check this one out and build your dream home with dream views!...



Enjoy puget sound & olympic mt views. spacious 2-story w/finished bsmnt, 3600sf +/-, 4 bdrms/3...



ground drains well. only 1.1 miles to pierce co ferry to Steilacoom. riviera membership includes salt and fresh water access for boats and swimming, tennis, golf, clubhouse, campground. don't miss this one!...



the ketron island private and gated dock is located at the Steilacoom ferry terminal, ketron island homeowners moorage association is organized exclusively for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, operating and administering boat moorage space for the benefit of the owners of the current residences of ketron island....



anderson island isn't remote, it just feels that way. we're 20 minutes from Steilacoom on the pierce co. ferry system....



5 minutes to sunnyside beach! close to the town of Steilacoom, restaurants, parks, lakes and shopping!...



annual dues. all this & only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



just a block away from farrell marsh park, conveniently located with easy access to freeway, schools, Steilacoom beach, parks, shopping and military base. enjoy the fully fenced backyard with garden space and mature trees....



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Mike Severeid
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
253-632-6241
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