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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Average Price in Steilacoom: $668,507  County Average: $552,948

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,010  County Average: $4,466

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $203  County Average: $220

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1989  County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 113  County Average: 60

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covered front porch, detached garage with added shelves and storage, sprinkler system for the yard, new kitchen sink and all appliances are included. desirable Steilacoom hist. school dist. and community....

full service island has year round, all ages activities. 20 minute ferry from Steilacoom....

Immaculate remodeled Steilacoom rambler, turnkey condition and move-in ready...

ai is a full service island w/fresh & saltwater parks, restaurant, gym, club house and golf course, elementary school and general tore. ferry access is from Steilacoom....

The mckinley by garrette custom homes is a true rambler with an open floor plan in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

15 min to jblm, a close knit community w/beach side parks, summer fairs and concerts & award winning Steilacoom historical school dist. top floor provides an owner's suite to die for-master bedroom and bathroom with spa and dry sauna. open concept perfect f...

Charming Steilacoom home features stainless steel appliances in kitchen and island, gas fireplace in living room and skylights...

come enjoy lakefront living in this beautiful 6 bed/3.75 bath home...

large fenced yard with shed and lots of fruit trees. located in beautiful historical district of Steilacoom with walking distance to the beach, parks and trails....

sorry, no camping on riviera parcels- campground available seasonally. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Remarkable tri-level home in Steilacoom! this home checks off all your needs & wants with it's new roof, paint, sliding glass doors, floors, furnace & more...

Panoramic puget sound, olympic mtns, islands, and sunset views...

quiet neighborhood and close to dining, shopping, parks, jblm and walk to Steilacoom lake. detached one car garage with plenty of storage. new windows. won't last!...

ai is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify development & use info with pierce county planning dept....

backyard entry to cherrydale elementary. close to Steilacoom park and owen beach. bring your offer!!...

2-car garage w/alley access, community pool & clubhouse. located in oakbrook close to jblm, Steilacoom park, shops, restaurants, schools. move-in ready. your new home!...

Luxury rambler by rob rice homes at Steilacoom ridge...

Nd just a 10 minute ferry ride to the mainland in Steilacoom wa. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, smell the fr...

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

Tional east coast style waterfront estate on lake Steilacoom. 145...

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