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: $604,698 / County Average: $510,661

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,041 / County Average: $4,416

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $198 / County Average: $213

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1982 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 101 / County Average: 61

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each suite has 3-phase power, as well as fire suppression systems throughout all the buildings, 12-14 grade level doors, 20 foot warehouse heights, property has ample parking & street front exposure on Steilacoom blvd, close access to i-5 and sr-512, highway 99 & tacoma way s....

convenient location - just minutes to the beach, freeways, jblm & shopping. Steilacoom school district....

Estled on a cul-de-sac, minutes to Steilacoom, ft Steilacoom park, jblm. meticulously ma...

this darling one owner, single story home is located within steps of Steilacoom park (best dog park) where you can walk, run or hike daily in your back yard. beautiful hardwood floors j...

Ovely rambler style condo.located in the heart of Steilacoom. convenient to ferry dock, beaches, schools...

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anderson island offers a small, vibrant community with saltwater marinas, parks, lakes, hiking trails, a golf course, coffee shop, and lakeshore restaurant.only a 20 minute ferry ride to of town of Steilacoom....

You will feel right at home in this charming 2 bdrm cape cod on beautiful corner lot w/puget sound views...

Beautifully-built, custom cul-de-sac home w/views & updates galore...

Water views. upside by billing back utilities, charging for carports, and increasing rents to market...

anderson island boasts hiking trails, beach access, fishing, charming arts activities and is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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

Get sound islands, olympics and sunsets from this Steilacoom home in desirable cormorant views. open-concept home feat...

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

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...

Ned on a manicured 0.5 ac lot near picturesque lk Steilacoom. this privately gated country french style rambler offers a lrg sho...

includes membership to riviera community with access to 2 lakes, 9-hole golf course, lakeshore restaurant, tennis & volleyball courts, camping facilities, events and water service. 20 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom....

Mega price reduction! must see unobstructed panoramic sound view home in cormorant passage...

downstairs unit updated floors kitchen/bath, new paint & lighting. enjoy community of Steilacoom walk to beaches, farmers market & concerts, shops, restaurants, schools, parks & watch july 4th fireworks from your o...

Stunning custom built home in west point! home features soaring 9 ft ceiling, hardwood floor from entry to kitchen w/air conditioner...

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