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: $720,037 / County Average: $577,078

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,856 / County Average: $4,152

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $234 / County Average: $226

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 21 / County Average: 25

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

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 83 / County Average: 67

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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!...



This 3 bed single level home lives like new! enjoy an open gourmet kitchen w/eating space, lg master bdrm w/5pc bath & a spacious living rm perfect for entertaining...



Coveted madrona park in Steilacoom-popular Steilacoom schools...



just wait until you experience the incredible views of Steilacoom, chambers bay, ketron island, gorgeous sunsets and more while sitting on the expansive deck....



or break room. located in the heart of lakewood ~ Steilacoom square industrial park fire suppression systems throughout industrial buildings, 3-phase power to each industrial suite, c-2 zoning allows multiple uses. ample parking and easy access to pacific highway and i-5....



Ensive houses, chamber creek frontal puget sound, Steilacoom ferry, historical museum. this vacant land is next to residential house see a...



great evergreens in place come out and build your dream home on ai which is only a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas $61 monthly or $722 yr,get you the use of a 9 hole golf course ,sea...



Enjoy exquisite views from this stunning Steilacoom home...



anderson island has year round activities, programs, events. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom on pierce county ferry....



4bdr/2.5ba 1,793 sq.ft located in highly-coveted Steilacoom school district. a commuter's dream located close to joint base lewis mcchord & only ...



The jefferson by garrette custom homes is a comfortable, open floor plan rambler design in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...



Portunity for your own private retreat on a quiet Steilacoom lane. large windows through...



Lake Steilacoom waterfront w/southern exposure. enjoy this amazing home designed to take in the lake views w/two levels of living...



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



walk to tennis courts, picnic & swimming areas. just a short ferry ride from Steilacoom with trips every hour. yearly riviera dues include use of lakes, country club, & golf course....



Located in the sought out town of Steilacoom in well maintained marietta park...



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...



outbuilding with plenty of storage. great location near Steilacoom, tacoma, jblm and amenities. don't miss out on this great opportunity!...



The whitney by garrette custom homes is a true rambler in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...



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



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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