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: $642,735  County Average: $534,039

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $5,607  County Average: $4,038

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $182  County Average: $211

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 203  County Average: 84

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anderson island is a full-service. 20 min ferry from Steilacoom....



ownership includes riveriea community amenities and acces to 2 frewsh water lakes, saltwater marina, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, parks, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and so much more hoa yearly dues $715.24. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



the segregation has been approved by the city of Steilacoom. we are waiting for assignment of new parcel number by pierce county....



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...



Water views. upside by billing back utilities, charging for carports, and increasing rents to market...



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 ...



455 acre fenced fortress and santuary, just mins to gravelly lake & Steilacoom lake. the unique & gorgeous "live-edge" cedar s...



come enjoy lakefront living in this beautiful 6 bed/3.75 bath home...



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



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...



Ut this beautifully remodeled home located in the Steilacoom community! the refin...



Highly desirable cormorant ridge condo w/puget sound, mountain & island views...



Rambler with peek-a-boo view of Steilacoom lake. 3 bedrooms 2...



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



live within minutes of 9 hole golf, pickle ball courts, nature trails, parks, water sports, the marina, restaurants and much more. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. partially cleared lot with electricity installed and storage...



the segregation has been approved by the city of Steilacoom. we are waiting for assignment of new parcel number by pierce county....



M perfectly positioned on a secluded peninsula on Steilacoom lake.exquisite 7000 sg ft includes 2 fireplaces,chef size kitch...



for dev. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away out of Steilacoom....



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



massive mt rainier views add value and the perfect back drop for your relaxing time on your waterside deck. lake Steilacoom is full use water ski, jet ski and historic lake for you to call home. a true one of a kind in the market. verbal offer accepted....



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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