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: $509,843  County Average: $486,048

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,241  County Average: $3,978

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

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1978  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 112  County Average: 71

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anderson island is a convenient commute from tacoma, olympia, and surrounding areas. only a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. anderson island has an elementary school, historic buildings, general store & coffee shop! not many large parcels left on the island! brin...

full service island. 20-minute ferry ride/pierce county ferry/Steilacoom. buyer to verify all information including development and planning with pierce co!...

30 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront with views of beautiful mt...

blocks from saltar's point elementary and downtown Steilacoom. good bones and lots of upside. tons of upside potential, great yard, great street. ...

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

Water views. upside by billing back utilities and increasing rents to market...

5 bath home with over 50' of direct frontage on lake Steilacoom. private dock, 2 decks, fire pit, fruit trees and garden space on .41 acre of mature gr...

Picture-perfect 2-story in Steilacoom's desirable madrona park...

offering seclusion & privacy yet close-in historical town of Steilacoom, city of university place & chambers bay golf course. utilities are conveniently in the street. check this one out and build your dream home with dream views!...

all this on a 12,196 sq ft lot across the street from Steilacoom lake. updates include new hardieplank siding & new vinyl windows. large kitchen with over-sized island make entertaining a breeze and for the chef, lots of storage, doubl...

anderson island isn't remote, it just feels that way. we're 20 minutes from Steilacoom on the pierce co. ferry system....

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

annual dues. all this & only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Rare opportunity to own your own Steilacoom home on a quiet lane...

Puget sound, olympic mts, chambers bay, tacoma narrows bridge & Steilacoom ferry. upper level gr features vaulted ceiling, floor-to-c...

Stunning sunset views over lake Steilacoom are what you will find in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home...

fully fenced yard w/garden shed, sprinkler system & gated entry. great location, close to Steilacoom lake & lakewood town center....

This sound view home offers stunning views from all three levels...

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

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

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