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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Average Price in Steilacoom: $636,917 / County Average: $519,080

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,758 / County Average: $4,456

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $203 / County Average: $213

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1979 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 91 / County Average: 55

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

Close to Steilacoom park & jblm! enjoy this light & bright, newly remodeled open-plan rambler w/newer furnace, new hot water heater, new carpeting, modern concrete kitchen counters & so much more...

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

2200 sqft 3 br plus den/office - 2.5 ba home w/ a 3-car garage, elegant one level living at it's finest...

this large building lot features views and beautiful surroundings. remember that picturesque drive into Steilacoom where tree branches canopy the road? bring your visionary home designer/architect and make magic happen! within walking distance to ...

there are 2 fenced corral areas for livestock. a short & relaxing ferry ride away from Steilacoom! irrigation in place. enjoy anderson island life on your private retreat....

The mckinley by garrette custom homes is a true rambler in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

Welcome home! wonderful well built Steilacoom home w/views of the olympic mountains, puget sound & breathtaking sunsets...

you'll enjoy jet skiing & boating right from your own lakefront property! just a short 20 minute ferry ride to Steilacoom....

enjoy the beauty of the south sound daily,on a 20 minute ferry ride to the town of 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...

hoa annual dues are $715. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

amenities include:3 fresh water lakes,9 hole executive golf course, a seasonal saltwater marina, fishing, boating, swimming, parks, tennis & volleyball courts, campground, & lakeshore restaurant. just a short 20 minute ferry commute from Steilacoom....

outdoor equipment, winery equipment and apartment furnishings available. take pierce co ferry from Steilacoom....

Ory open floor plan design in birch hill estates, Steilacoom's new water view community. the great room & gourmet kitchen will be the hub for ...

conveniently located just minutes to parks,recreation,shopping,jblm, and Steilacoom lake. hardwood floors throughout lg living room w/pi...

rviera ameneties: 2 fresh water lakes, tennis courts, volleyball courts, seasonal marina, trails, boating, fishing, clamming all a 20 minute ride from Steilacoom....

Large level lot near Steilacoom. ~vacant land~ buyer to verify all information to their own satisfaction...

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

T any longer to build that dream home of yours in Steilacoom; proximity to i-5 and jblm. utiliti...

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