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: $636,590 / County Average: $526,811

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,284 / County Average: $4,437

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $205 / County Average: $213

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 27 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1984 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 98 / County Average: 52

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



are you a commuter? ai is an enjoyable 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



Located in the highly sought after cormorant passage...



anderson island offers a small community/country feel,yet is a 20 minute ferry ride close to the amenities of town of Steilacoom....



anderson island is a full-service island. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. both homes are currently rented. don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity....



Live large in Steilacoom!this home boasts over 3,000 sq feet with a very functional layout featuring 5 bedrooms and 2 3/4 bathrooms...



anderson island offers a small community/country feel, yet is a 20 minute ferry ride close to the amenities of town of Steilacoom....



This chalet in the woods has a variety of income potential and living arrangements...



located close to downtown Steilacoom, shopping, and entertainment - along with simple access to the Steilacoom ferry....



stroll down the long tree lined manicured drive past the large shop and get ready to fall in love! experience your oasis on sought after...



Dates, on a huge lot and walking distance to lake Steilacoom. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in 1,512 square ...



anderson island boasts hiking trails, beach access, fishing, charming arts activities and is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



sorry, no camping on lots or tiny houses. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



anderson island is a full-service island just 20 minutes from Steilacoom....



commuting? anderson island is just a mere 20 min. ferry ride from historic Steilacoom!...



Incredible opportunity-2 homes and a huge shop on ...



you'll enjoy jet skiing and boating right from your own lakefront property! just a short 20 min. ferry ride to Steilacoom....



15 min to jblm, a close knit community w/beach side parks, summer fairs and concerts & award winning Steilacoom historical school dist. top floor provides an owner's suite to die for-master bedroom and bathroom with spa and dry sauna. open concept perfect f...



ai is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify development & use info with pierce county planning dept....



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
360-867-3125
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