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: $626,669 / County Average: $547,815

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,556 / County Average: $3,835

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $227 / County Average: $227

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1994 / County Average: 1986

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 107 / County Average: 73

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the island is making a name for itself as an artists' colony with art shows, film festival, concerts, master classes, writers' group. 20 minute pierce county ferry ride from Steilacoom brings you to this hidden gem in southern puget sound....



hoa amenities include a campground, clubhouse, 9-hole executive golf course, fishing, swimming, year round activities, numerous parks, restaurant. anderson island is 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce co ferry, but a world away. come see for yourself!...



annual dues are $722. enjoy the peaceful 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



the island is full service with 2 lakes, parks, restaurant, gym, club house and golf course, general store, fire and medic responders, community centers, and historical society. just 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



The mckinley w/upstairs bonus space by garrette custom homes is a fabulously efficient plan in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...



Unity to own a beautiful view home on the hill in Steilacoom. open flo...



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....



world's first wi-fi certified home design! located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base le...



anderson island is a full-service island with abundant amenities including store, restaurant, fire station, parks, hiking trails, marina and more. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. don't miss this one! expected to go fast!...



you'll find 1400 square feet with a huge rec room, newer composite deck and a large fenced & landscaped yard all with easy access to shopping and in Steilacoom school district....



Annual dues are $715. enjoy the peaceful 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



The brantley plan is one of our most sought after plans--and for good reason...



Under construction, luxurious rambler @ Steilacoom ridge...



all this just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Berg homes has 16 custom style homes in their new Steilacoom community tasanee. lot ...



!! full southern exposure w/views of mt. rainier, Steilacoom, ketron, mcneil islands. looking for s...



don't wait any longer to build that dream home of yours in Steilacoom; proximity to i-5 and jblm. utilities available, ready for your builder. enjoy living in this small historic town that offers you big oppo...



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