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: $666,080 / County Average: $636,686

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,072 / County Average: $5,021

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $281 / County Average: $274

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 57 / County Average: 75

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Ensive houses, chamber creek frontal puget sound, Steilacoom ferry, historical museum. this vacant land is next to residential house see a...

180 degree view of the puget sound in historic Steilacoom...

enjoy weekends away from the city and come fish, camp or just relax. 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and riviera club amenties include:golf, fish, swim,tennis boat launches....

great place for outdoor activities. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. dont miss out! soil test avail....

Stment / redevelopment opportunity in lakewood on Steilacoom blvd. comprise...

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots are available...

tons of space for toys and projects in your 600 sq foot detached garage with fresh coat of epoxy. minutes away from ft. Steilacoom park, freeways, bus routes, etc!...

D & landscaped. amazing location across from fort Steilacoom park & close to i5. open kitchen w/ island, quartz counters, full subway tile back spla...

anderson island 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. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale....

park like yard, storage shed all set on a dead end street. pride of ownership shows.close to Steilacoom park....

incredible location in lakewood right off of bridgeport way and Steilacoom blvd. only minutes to lakewood towne center. triple net lease plus common area maintenance....

new roof, electrical pane, and gutters! great location close to Steilacoom park & lake!...

fantastic views of the puget sound and olympic mountains in Steilacoom is a rare find. details restored to the time period it was ...

envision a weekend island getaway on this private island, just a short ferry ride away from Steilacoom. recreation only - solitude of island living, with the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife. this gem won't last long!...

Me. this lot, just minutes away from the heart of Steilacoom, offers one of the few building opportunities where you can indeed have it all. friendly hoa is well run and easy to work with, in this already established neighborhood. create your dream home, dow...

This luxurious single story home nestled on lake Steilacoom in the gated community of evergreen terrace truly has it all...

Berg homes has 16 custom style homes in their new Steilacoom community tasanee. lot ...

Bank approved short sale!!! welcome to Steilacoom...

Nts "lafayette street" a main street in down town Steilacoom. high foot traffic, farmers markets and parades a...

Social distance like a pro!what better solution to get away from it all than on a small private island?this renovated home boasts spectacular views of puget sound,olympic mountains and neighboring islands...

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