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: $606,180 / County Average: $540,169

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,612 / County Average: $4,684

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $199 / County Average: $216

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25 / County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1986 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 137 / County Average: 54

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Across from the lovely park! come to the heart of Steilacoom where you are minutes to the shore, minutes to saltars point, where the 4th of july parade begins, close to farmers market, street fair, apple squeeze:the home you have been waiting for! 3 good sized charming rooms, 2...

live within minutes of 9 hole golf, pickle ball courts, nature trails, parks, water sports, the marina, restaurants and much more. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. partially cleared lot with electricity installed and storage...

close to two public golf courses, schools, shopping, and ft. Steilacoom park. easy walking distance to elementary school....

full service island has year round, all ages activities. 20 minute ferry from Steilacoom....

Exceptional 5bed/2.5bath home in the historic Steilacoom school district...

Brand new short plat in the city of Steilacoom. 2 lots are available...

close to all schools, easy access to shopping, jblm. close to Steilacoom golf course & Steilacoom park....

Must see unobstructed panoramic sound view home in cormorant passage...

ridiculous potential to build your dream home in the quaint, beautiful, friendly town of Steilacoom. level, corner lot with so much to offer. very, very nice....

w/access to 2 fresh water lakes, 9 hole exec golf course, seasonal salt water marina & more! 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom...

This chalet in the woods has lots of income potential & living arrangements for many...

Located in the highly sought after cormorant passage...

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

anderson island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....

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

The st helens plan by garrette custom homes is a 1 1/2-story master-on-main open floor plan design in birch hill estates, the only water view new community in the south sound...

a short 20 minute ferry ride from the waterfront town of Steilacoom, this serene setting is a great week-end get-away! please call broker for more information!...

R lot on a cul de sac! 15 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom ferry. walking distance to most amenities which include t...

property is just shy of a quarter acre, lot size is 7,840 square feet. utilities; sewer is in the street - Steilacoom blvd., water is at starling and puyallup and power is on puyallup as well. property is currently lightly treed with brush and was graded years ago. permit...

21 acres commercial property located at the corner of pacific avenue, union mills road, and Steilacoom road. ...

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