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: $468,585  County Average: $474,371

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,872  County Average: $3,534

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $179  County Average: $198

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1978  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 164  County Average: 83

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walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc! the perfect location to take in the annual 4th of july fireworks display! potent...



the johnson farm! an easy 20 min.ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island is home to a small vibrant community with access to lakes, parks, beaches, scenic hiking trails, marinas, a golf course, tennis courts, lakefront restaurant, convenience store,deli & coffee shop. lot previously passed a perk test, is on a paved culdesac,has water and power in street, and ...



5 bath, 2 car garage is just shy of 0.5 acre and minutes from fort Steilacoom. home has been well cared for with some great touc...



21 acre corner lot commercial property at three-way junction of pacific ave, union mills rd, and Steilacoom rd. ...



high profile location on Steilacoom blvd with new neighbors such as jimmy johns & starbucks. corner lot with access from both Steilacoom & terrace. back hal...



Views of sound, anderson is & Steilacoom! mt baker is visible on a clear day & night view of narrows...



this large building lot features views and beautiful surroundings. remember that picturesque drive into Steilacoom where tree branches canopy the road? grab your home designer/builder or one of ours and make your dreams come true! within walking d...



Nd just a 10 minute ferry ride to the mainland in Steilacoom wa. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, smell the fr...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



your hoa fee includes water and is $674 annually. short 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom....



all riviera amenities included: parks, boat launches, salt water marina, tennis courts, executive golf course, clubhouse, campground. visit beautiful anderson island via Steilacoom ferry. just 20 minutes from the mainland and a world away. riviera dues include wonderful water, too. hoa dues are appr...



Wooded flat lot, bring your ideas and plans. access with caution heavy under brush and trees...



Affordable 3 bedroom rambler in move-in condition! living room w/hardwood floors, kitchen w/gas range, lots of cabinet space, island, large dining room w/access to patio, large family room w/ceiling fan, 3 good size bedrooms w/hardwood floors, updated bathroom, vinyl windows, window blinds, large patio, newer torch down roof (2 years old) large fully fenced yard w/double gate for boat or rv parking...



and so much more. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



per year for developed. all this just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



full-service island just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Erfront beach or to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom! 71 ft frontage on gove st and 103 ft fr...



no camping on lot undeveloped lot dues are $720. ferry leaves out of Steilacoom. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away!...



wildlife is abundant! a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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