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: $595,427 / County Average: $565,758

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,509 / County Average: $4,258

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $216 / County Average: $224

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1989 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 101 / County Average: 75

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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!...

updated baths, deck off dining room, fenced back yard and within Steilacoom school district. showings by appointment and being set up now!...

Most suites has 3-phase power, & fire suppression systems in most the buildings, 21 grade level doors, 20 foot warehouse heights, ample parking & street front exposure on Steilacoom blvd. easy access to i-5 and sr-512, highway 99. ~ do not disturb or approach tenants ~...

Beautiful view home in Steilacoom. this nicely maintained home features incredible views of the puget sound & olympic mountains...

everything in this plan has been precisely thought of with 1,604 sq.ft. 3bdr/2.5ba located in highly-coveted steilacoo...

good access to jblm, freeway, lakes and great golfing. buyer to verify all city of Steilacoom's requirements to their satisfaction....

anderson island is a full-service island. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. both homes are currently rented. don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity....

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

Prime cul-de-sac homesite in a desirable Steilacoom neighborhood...

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....

Must see unobstructed panoramic sound view home in cormorant passage...

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

year round activities for all ages. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry....

Nd life living. a quick 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom drops you into a beautiful serene setting surrounded by tall trees & fresh air. the open kitchen & living space is cozy & at the ready for relaxing or entertaining. ...

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

located within minutes of 9 hole golf, pickle ball courts, nature trails, parks, water sports, the marina, restaurants and much more. historic town of Steilacoom is a short 20-minute ferry ride away....

relax in the private backyard and enjoy the natural beauty of your own island retreat - just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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

Rket! one owner home in desirable Steilacoom with Steilacoom schools. this home is set ...

envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. countless possibilities await. this gem won't last long ~ embrace this opportunity while it is availabl...

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