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: $643,669 / County Average: $575,494

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $2,379 / County Average: $3,987

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $266 / County Average: $234

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22 / County Average: 24

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

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 132 / County Average: 95

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turnkey 5 bedroom home w/main floor master in this enclave of magnificent homes w/private lake Steilacoom access! main floor also features...



Enjoy the amenities of the island!you'll have access to 2 lakes, a lush 18-hole executive golf course,trails,beaches,tennis courts& seasonal marina.just a 20 min ferry Steilacoom....



Lovely lake side living! panoramic view of Steilacoom lake and view of mt...



Acoom's historic district! just a few blocks from Steilacoom ferry landing and fishing pier and public boat launch! wonderful level lot - easy to design your d...



Located minutes from the Steilacoom waterfront, this gorgeous new home by soundbuilt homes is a must see...



nice storage building to store your extras or lawn necessities. only 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoas of $77 a month gets amenities of golf,tennis,salt water marina,parks,and use of 2 main lakes,plus much more....



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...



Located minutes from the Steilacoom waterfront, this gorgeous new home by soundbuilt homes is a must see...



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...



reach anderson island via pierce county ferry from Steilacoom. only a 20 minute ride but a world away. a south puget sound gem....



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



18 is a 8616 sq ft lot with evergreens in place eating for you to build your dream home. only a 20...



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



anderson island is a full-service island with a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with fuel and more, rental center and more. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



located on quiet dead end and walking distance to downtown Steilacoom, boat launch, saltar's pt beach and ferry....



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



new sidewalk leads to d/town Steilacoom and also walking distance to fort Steilacoom park!...



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



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



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