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: $686,214 / County Average: $641,593

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $3,799 / County Average: $4,976

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $317 / County Average: $280

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 20 / County Average: 27

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 35 / County Average: 71

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5ba gated home offers the ultimate in privacy, w/ 225 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront, lakeside boathouse & new dock. views to the lake from nearly all rooms. fully updated open concept gourmet kitchen/great room is perfect for day-to-day living & entertaining...

Or opportunity! fantastic 3.86-acre prime site in Steilacoom zoned r-9.6 with huge develo...

this lot is just shy of 1/4 acre and comes with all the amenities to enjoy as a member of the riviera community club. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom, escape the hustle and bustle to enjoy amazing outdoor ad...

Berg homes has 16 custom style homes in their new Steilacoom community tasanee. lot ...

Enjoy the amenities of the island!you'll have access to 2 lakes, a lush 18-hole executive golf course,trails,beaches,tennis courts& seasonal marina.just a 20 min ferry Steilacoom....

Nice 4-br home w/split level entry in Steilacoom! close to schools & easy access to jblm...

Beautiful brand new home in Steilacoom by park place homes, llc...

anderson island 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. don't miss this opportunity. estate sale....

additional amenities include a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, saltwater marina, campgrounds & more for year round use. short ferry ride from Steilacoom ferry dock....

Unsurpassed panoramic views of mt. rainier, Steilacoom and the puget sound welcome you to this high bank level building lot just minutes from the anderson island ferry...

the grounds are maintained beautifully. close to shopping, walking in ft Steilacoom park, jblm, chambers bay and oakbrook golf courses....

Eat opportunity to live in the historical town of Steilacoom. ...

Ng distance to chamber creek-frontal puget sound, Steilacoom ferry, historical museum,. vacant land with residential houses next to the l...

park like yard, storage shed all set on a dead end street. pride of ownership shows.close to Steilacoom park....

general store & cafe, or relax at the lakeshore restaurant. short 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. get away from the city....

this property backs up to 340 acre fort Steilacoom park and falls within Steilacoom school district! walk the endless tra...

take life outdoors with a patio, lawn, playground and tool shed. a tacoma address meets Steilacoom community and schools, its 4 minutes to the soda fountain and 5 to the beach....

there are lots of nature trails and puget sound boat launch/marina. the 20 minute ferry trip from Steilacoom is the beginning of your new recreational lifestyle and relaxation!!...

Serene backyard with water feature and landscaped beauty.walking distance to downtown Steilacoom, restaurants, farmers markets and parks....

tons of space for toys and projects in your 600 sq foot detached garage with fresh coat of epoxy. minutes away from ft. Steilacoom park, freeways, bus routes, etc!...

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