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.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $491,026 / County Average: $454,987

Average Taxes in Tenino: $3,771 / County Average: $4,784

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $204 / County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 14 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1983 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 83 / County Average: 67

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2 big shops on acreage, 3+ bed 2.5 bath has been lovingly remodeled and now has a brand new huge 4 car garage shop...



New construction presale 4 bed or 3 bedrooms with a den 2...



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



Now fha eligible! country living at its finest! this beautiful home sits on just shy of an acre with room to build a shop...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants and restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino and 20...



Absolutely spectacular private hilltop acreage. enjoy the exclusive privacy of this gated community...



Welcome to the lake! go fishing right in your own back yard...



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



Are you looking for country living? here's your chance to call the coveted scatter creek neighborhood home...



Attention builders & buyers 3 separate parcels potentially 3 building sites...



Comfy cozy in the country. custom built home on 5 acres...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, convenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & ...



perfect location near scookunchuck river, thompson creek, mcintosh lake, rainier, yelm, and Tenino....



Covered horse arena, 32+ stalls, horse turnouts, 6 bay machine shop, workshop, all this leading to magnificent log home on top a hillside overlooking south thurston county, close to shopping, large property owner adjacent adds to seclusion...



Amazingly beautiful 10 acre lot in a secluded setting...



Lots of options with this estate sized parcel! build your dream home with territorial views, or use the preliminary plat approval to build 4 homes...



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186.45 acres located in the skookumchuck valley. property includes 3 rental homes with $2900 monthly income...



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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