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: $555,937  County Average: $507,996

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,570  County Average: $3,832

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $182  County Average: $204

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1976  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 160  County Average: 88

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Cormorant Passage Ketron Madrona Park
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Level building lot (72.77x120) in Steilacoom. this lot is in a quiet, private location...



large garage with work area and attic space for storage. amazing fort Steilacoom state park close by, with running trails at the end of street. seller will review all offers....



come explore this incredible community with lots of events, community gardens & even winery! all this only a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Emodeled one-story 4-bed/2-bath home just outside Steilacoom! kitchen w/n...



the riviera community amenities include fishing, swimming, 9 hole golf course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and a community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure....



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



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



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 stora...



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



H or school, kids day care facility in lakewood / Steilacoom area... sanctuary seating ov...



Unbelievable! rare chance to own a move in ready custom remodel located just a short walk from water views, schools, and recreation...



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 ...



Ace, on an island".being approx 20 min ferry from Steilacoom, this 2 parcel hud home has great sq footage and an awesome layout with a 2 car garage. enjoy the luxury of having a bonus room with a heat stove....



21 acre corner lot commercial property at three-way junction of pacific ave, union mills rd, and Steilacoom rd. ...



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



This unique property has tons of income potential & living arrangements for many persons...



Finally! all the room you need and more! over 2,800 sq ft home and huge 0...



ownership includes riveriea community amenities and acces to 2 fresh water lakes, saltwater marina, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, parks, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and so much more hoa yearly dues $715.24. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



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



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



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
206-953-5090
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