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: $498,998  County Average: $482,643

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,087  County Average: $3,970

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $208  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 111  County Average: 69

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Great location! nice 3 bedroom home in Steilacoom heights...

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

Hood of arrowhead estates! home is located in the Steilacoom community! this home boasts 3 bedrooms on upper floor and a b...

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

riviera community amenities included; lakeside restaurant, saltwater marina w/ barbeque gazebo,executive golf course anddriving range, tennis courts, a campg...

close to pierce college, fort Steilacoom & chambers bay golf course. don't be fooled by the tacoma address-it's Steilacoom!...

the outside offers mature landscaping on a drip system for carefree maintenance, stunning maples, deck w/ hot tub, cedar fence all situated in a park like setting. minutes from ft Steilacoom park, coffee shops & restaurants....

anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & +++! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $659/year. don't miss out!...

Stunning view home in desirable chambers bay ii. updated and meticulously maintained...

Enjoy the best of waterfront living on lake Steilacoom from this wonderful home with clean lines & an open floor plan...

riviera amenities include use of 2 fresh water lakes, 9 hole executive golf course, salt water marina, tennis courts and several private parks, all this just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. also available adjoining lot 117 div 10. parcel #5017841770...

one minute from ferry dock. 10 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom. wooded lot is level and above street. note comments on photos as some are of island beach aspects....

nestled on the shores of the puget sound, this home in Steilacoom is located within minutes of the back entrance to fort lewis and a short drive to i-5 and mcchord afb. short walk to school and Steilacoom schools. all stainless steel appliances included! immaculate yard!...

annual dues are $674. for an undev. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

no camping, parking, etc on your lot until a home is built. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

5 minutes to sunnyside beach! close to the town of Steilacoom, restaurants, parks, lakes and shopping!...

Ant and impress you! you can see the ferries from Steilacoom, day island, fox island, the narrows bridges, and even the airport at gig harbor! this spectacular home boasts original classic mid- century touches; what a rare find! th...

H or school, kids day care facility in lakewood / Steilacoom area... sanctuary seating ov...

Lot 8 ketron sunrise. beautiful view property. secluded "get away from it all" to this peaceful, laid back inland island property...

beautiful bamboo floors, plus additional bonus room, large family room with fireplace, dining and living room. highly desirable Steilacoom schools, close to jblm. space for boat or rv....

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