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: $468,585  County Average: $470,214

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,872  County Average: $3,532

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $179  County Average: $197

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1979  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 162  County Average: 80

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anderson island has what you've been looking for, only a 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom. camping prohibited on empty lots....



Lot 8 ketron sunrise. beautiful view property. secluded "get away from it all" to this peaceful, laid back inland island property...



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



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



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 ...



all this on a 12,196 sq ft lot across the street from Steilacoom lake. updates include new hardieplank siding & new vinyl windows. large kitchen with over-sized island make entertaining a breeze and for the chef, lots of stora...



enjoy views of the sound, majestic snow-capped olympic mountains and spectacular sunsets. close to the historic town of Steilacoom. end...



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



Erfront beach or to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom! 71 ft frontage on gove st and 103 ft fr...



anderson island is a full-service island and a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa dues are approximately $720 annually....



Three mostly level residential lots (10,300sf each) (100 by 103 each) or could be split into two duplex lots...



1st thru 12th grade schools & college w/in walking distance. ft Steilacoom park down the street. jblm minutes away. access to lake too!...



your hoa fee includes water and is $674 annually. short 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom....



per yr for undev. just a 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Er on a large lot just mere houses away from fort Steilacoom park is ready for your buyer to move right in . new roof new furnace...



for dev. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away out of Steilacoom....



Great opportunity to live so close to the beaches and school...



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



Own a view home on ketron island. ferry ride from Steilacoom. tranquil island living at its fine...



enjoy your open concept great room, dining & kitchen. set in the wonderful city of Steilacoom, this home is a must-see & must-buy!...



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