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: $469,354  County Average: $471,221

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,872  County Average: $3,548

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $179  County Average: $197

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1979  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 158  County Average: 79

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



minutes from i-5, shopping, lakes, jblm and fort Steilacoom park....



Er on a large lot just mere houses away from fort Steilacoom park is ready for your buyer to move right in . new roof new furnace...



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....



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



quite, live & let live, island; friendly folks. private ketron island residents dock @ Steilacoom ferry terminal....



Erfront beach or to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom! 71 ft frontage on gove st and 103 ft fr...



raw land awaits your creative ideas for a beautiful home. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Ler nestled on large lot walking distance to lake Steilacoom. natural l...



one level all on a huge corner lot with room for rv! close to schools, shopping, lake Steilacoom, & jblm. newer furnace & water heater....



convenient to shopping, commuting and bases. walk to lakewood town center or Steilacoom lake! don't miss out on this one, it won't last!...



Anderson island. a short ferry ride from historic Steilacoom gets you to the southernmost full-service island in the puget sound. riviera community incl. a 9-hole ...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



your hoa fees incl water when home is built. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry. come see for yourself!...



Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...



Great opportunity to live so close to the beaches and school...



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



Enjoy puget sound & olympic mt views. spacious 2-story w/finished bsmnt, 3600sf +/-, 4 bdrms/3...



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



Own a view home on ketron island. ferry ride from Steilacoom. tranquil island living at its fine...



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