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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Average Price in Tenino: $992,819 / County Average: $496,463

Average Taxes in Tenino: $4,146 / County Average: $3,239

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $384 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 22 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1979 / County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 95 / County Average: 113

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Check it out! got horses? 10 min south of tumwater, find this working farm on over 13 acres w/fruit trees, pasture, 5 stall barn w/ hay storage and tack room...

enjoy beautiful summer nights choosing between your large upper deck or lower patio, that both overlook the tahoma valley golf course and a delightful pond. walk along the nearby yelm-Tenino trail & so much more. perfect for anyone, this home is ideally placed to enjoy amenities & a quick commute to jblm & olympia!...

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

Move in ready on 10 peaceful acres. bring your animals and enjoy country life...

This large two-story home with finished daylight basement has been completely updated, and has 3 nicely sized bedrooms and 1...

Beautiful 40 acre lot with lots of trees. ready for possible sub-division with zoning being 1/5 acres or secluded estate...

Live merkaba. mind, body and spirit. "guggenheim museum meets spaceship" inspired in a highly modern, circular home atop 85 acres of stunning land with sustainable gardens, saltwater pool, separate 3 bedroom guest house, and archery range...

Truly exceptional in every way, generously configured for comfortable living...

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom rambler on a spacious 29,370sf lot with full sized garage and outdoor shed...

Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed ...

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

Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....

What a find! shy five acre lot, tucked away down johnson creek rd (which has been freshly resurfaced...

Incredible private 5 acre lot, with unique features that cannot be matched...

94 acre ranch just waiting for you to put your finishing touches on...

Well has failed and new well will need to be drilled to obtain bank financing...

72 acre building parcel in a gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. ...

Picturesque lot in extremely desirable location with sweeping views of hills and cultivated valley...

S size and use. located within the city limits of Tenino make this an excellent investment in the future or development now. it is prime for commercial, light industrial or office and retail developmen...

11.1 private, and secluded acres bordered on 3 sides by several hundred acres of private tree farms...

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