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: $500,413  County Average: $480,794

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,031  County Average: $3,954

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $202  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1974  County Average: 1983

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 110  County Average: 68

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Welcome to the sweetest spot on Steilacoom lake! with southern exposure and 80 feet of low bank waterfront, you'll create dreams and memories for years to come...

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

anderson island is a full-service island with a general store, cafe, fire department, lakeshore restaurant, abundant parks and more. just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. owner contract possible!...

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...

Ractive single story oakbrook home is not far off Steilacoom blvd, and on a quiet cul-de-sac. the private yard is large & ...

developed., all this a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

Fixer home on a large lot in Steilacoom. much repair is needed, best use is most likely a tear down and start from scratch...

for dev. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away out of Steilacoom....

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 ...

kitchen is spacious and bright with gorgeous backsplash. close to fort Steilacoom park and pierce college, also. listed at a fantastic price, this home won't last long. you don't want to miss this hidden gem!...

Located just east of Steilacoom, you will love this great home with all the opportunities that surround it...

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

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

this home features a fireplace, wood flooring, a covered porch, kitchen & so much more. convenient to Steilacoom lake, i-5, seeley lake park & shopping. check it out today!...

ground drains well. only 1.1 miles to pierce co ferry to Steilacoom. riviera membership includes salt and fresh water access for boats and swimming, tennis, golf, clubhouse, campground. don't miss this one!...

Unbelievable location in historic downtown Steilacoom...

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

nestled on the shores of the puget sound, this home in Steilacoom is located within minutes of the back entrance to fort lewis and a short drive to i-5 and mcchord afb. short walk to school and Steilacoom schools. all stainless steel appliances included! immaculate yard!...

come enjoy lakefront living in this beautiful 6 bed/3.75 bath home...

all this tucked into an established neighborhood in the charming town of Steilacoom....

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