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: $1,139,062 / County Average: $521,517

Average Taxes in Tenino: $6,122 / County Average: $3,609

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $351 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 26 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1980 / County Average: 1992

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 121 / County Average: 95

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Over 250 acres situated east of Tenino and south of rainier...

Seclusion, privacy and stunning olympic and mt. rainier views on this almost 500 acre property can be found just minutes from i-5 access and downtown olympia...

You'll love the layout! seller is making upgrades presently...

Super cute newly remodeled home in Tenino! this 2 bedroom 2 bath home offers a large lot with rv parking and plenty of room to run and play...

Gorgeous custom rambler on 5.5+ acres featuring 2 stall barn complete with tack-room...

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

28 acres that is currently divided into 3 separate tax parcels that has current zoning of commercial or residential use in the city of bucoda wa a small rural community between centralia & Tenino wa. ...

Misty ridge farm is a regal yet inviting home adorned w/ stained glass doors, slate roof, & imported european finishes...

Ready to go acreage with private feel, just 9 miles south of tumwater...

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

Two parcels of land approximately 4 miles from Tenino included in the sale...

45.5 acres, i repeat 45 acres! where else are you going to find that much land as well as a beautiful 3418 sqft 3bd/3ba home in a lovely gated community 20+ minutes from town? 30'x60' fully wired 3 bay shop with dedicated electric meter and full length cvrd back area, lg front & back decks, gated driveway to home, granite & butcher block countertops, water filtration system, heat pump, specially milled black walnut hardwood floors, solid fir doors & so much more...

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

Make this yours! this manufactured double wide sits on an acre of land and is waiting for your tlc...

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

Sustainable and offgrid functionality is delivered at live merkaba...

New roof 10/19/2019!! amazing waterfront home w/3 bed + 2 full bath on a nice big piece of land...

Tenino area. 4 bedroom 1.75 bath home on 4.84 acres approximately...

Entals or live in one and rent the 2 others. west Tenino zoning for future master planned community. sewer & water across street. 2,500 sq....

this can allow for a variety of uses including 6 homes per acre with city water and sewer available. buyer to verify and work with the city of Tenino for future development....

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