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: $553,140  County Average: $505,798

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,606  County Average: $3,869

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $180  County Average: $205

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1976  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 173  County Average: 93

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



riviera amenities include, two fresh water lakes, swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, tennis and volley ball courts and a salt water marina. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom...



wildlife is abundant! a pleasant 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Totally remodeled! 1940's charm and the efficiencies of brand new insulated windows, flooring, new kitchen, new baths, new rec rm & new wiring...



no camping on lot undeveloped lot dues are $720. ferry leaves out of Steilacoom. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away!...



Exquisite remodel with remarkable attention to detail, finest materials & craftsman finishes...



Level building lot (66x120) in Steilacoom. this lot is in a quiet, private location...



anderson island is a full-service island and a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa dues are approximately $720 annually....



walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc! the perfect location to take in the annual 4th of july fireworks display! potent...



This beautiful custom home has a view of puget sound, chambers bay & fox island from almost every room...



your hoa fee includes water and is $674 annually. short 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom....



all riviera amenities included: parks, boat launches, salt water marina, tennis courts, executive golf course, clubhouse, campground. visit beautiful anderson island via Steilacoom ferry. just 20 minutes from the mainland and a world away. riviera dues include wonderful water, too. hoa dues are appr...



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



conveniently located it is near jblm, 2 blocks from the ferry, and w/in walking distance of 3 parks! in the fantastic Steilacoom historic school district & just minutes from water w/ opportunity for olympic mountai...



and so much more. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



5 bath home w/plenty of storage on a cul-de-sac in the beautiful town of Steilacoom. new water heater, hardwoo...



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



Stunning view condo! check it out!! this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit also has its own laundry, garage & separate storage unit...



This marvelous Steilacoom home offers 4,276 sq. ft...



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



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Bryant VanEngelenburg
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
206-861-3951
253-397-4912

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