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: $645,500  County Average: $551,650

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,936  County Average: $4,241

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $190  County Average: $215

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977  County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 145  County Average: 95

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family room leads to covered deck & yard. close to pierce college, ft. Steilacoom parks, sunrise beach, shopping & more. great location. this gem is move in ready....

ai is a full service island w/fresh & saltwater parks, restaurant, gym, club house and golf course, elementary school and general tore. ferry access is from Steilacoom....

enjoy views of the sound, majestic snow-capped olympic mountains and spectacular sunsets. close to the historic town of Steilacoom. end...

anderson island is a full service island. just a 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...

Nd just a 10 minute ferry ride to the mainland in Steilacoom wa. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, smell the fr...

Coin operated washer and dryer come with the sale of the property.location is 4 blocks from lake Steilacoom....

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

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!...

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

close to several lakes and parks, jblm, and downtown Steilacoom. deposit negotiable. short term leases available and pets allowed for slightly higher rent. background/credit check required....

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

water & power are in the street. just a short 20 min. 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...

Water views. upside by billing back utilities, charging for carports, and increasing rents to market...

anderson island is a full service island with a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with fuel and more, rental center and more. just 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

a darling neighborhood, nestled perfectly between Steilacoom & lakewood. walk in & feel "home" immed...

ai is a full-service island with a general store w/fuel, coffee cafe, fitness center, community gardens, fire dept, rental center, lakeside restaurant in the riviera community club. just 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom. buyer to verify development & use info with pierce county planning dept....

Portunity to own the very popular redwood plan in Steilacoom ridge. great location with quick access to i-5, shopping an...

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

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4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA

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