Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $1,510,239 / County Average: $518,451

Average Taxes in Tenino: $6,256 / County Average: $3,524

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $448 / County Average: $217

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 25 / County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1976 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 126 / County Average: 81

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easy commute to jblm,year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion december of 2019....



Huge opportunity on almost 78 acres in Tenino! build your dream home with lots of space around you or develop...



easy commute to jblm,year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion december of 2019....



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion april 2020...



Picturesque park like 2.33 acres with 345' on the skookumchuck river that offers salmon, steelhead & trout fishing...



Motivated seller demands quick sale! best price by far in highly desirable mcintosh ridge...



This parcel is close and yet so far in it's feel and just big enough to do your mini farm...



Es in this historic home in the heart of charming Tenino! this well maintain...



Steps from the quiet downtown area of Tenino, this sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1909 is ready for a new owner...



E find in Tenino! two commercial lots, located on Tenino's main street sussex ave. a...



beautiful, updated home located on quiet street in Tenino. 3 bedrooms, 1...



Amazing 4 bed 3 bath log home with an incredible view of south thurston co, the black hills and the olympic mountains...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 28+ acre multi parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Tenino's sweetheart! relish in the seclusion of your shy 5acre parcel, nestled in the trees...



easy commute to jblm,year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion november of 2019....



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 18+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion april of 2020....



easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. completion november 2019...



opportunity in down town historical Tenino, the Tenino mini mall features long time tenants, sandstone cafe and classy cuts. all spac...



Very nice 3.08 acre parcel. located near offut lake about 15 minutes from tumwater...



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