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: $641,965 / County Average: $530,463

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,388 / County Average: $4,444

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $201 / County Average: $214

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 27 / County Average: 23

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

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 95 / County Average: 54

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Garrette custom homes presents the langley plan, a 2,431 rambler in birch hill estates...



ai is full-service with a general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, parks, hiking trails, swimming, fishing & more. just 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. easy commute! dsl high speed internet available on island. won't last!...



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



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



5 baths, 1,746 sq ft home on 10,000 sq ft lot w/ 2 fireplaces, covered deck, 2 car garage, rv parking in historic Steilacoom town w/ huge backyard perfect for gardening. this home has been completely remo...



water & power are in the street. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Do you want to live in a great historical neighborhood near museums, dining and waterfront? look no further, this 10300 square feet lot is located in dead end street in $500k price range homes around...



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



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



Enjoy the best that historic Steilacoom has to offer in this stunning, nearly-new home...



you'll have access to 2 fresh water lakes, a lush golf course and country club, miles of hiking &biking trails, beaches to comb,tennis courts & a seasonal marina.only 20 min. ferry to Steilacoom....



Master down plan at Steilacoom ridge! just completed...



Great opportunity to build your dream home. just up from the ferry landing this lot has it all...



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



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



Northwest contemporary home under construction. open concept great room, dining area and kitchen with walk-in pantry...



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



Lake Steilacoom estate designed by renowned architect kirtland cutter...



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