Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $1,360,564 / County Average: $565,791

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,897 / County Average: $4,309

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $447 / County Average: $253

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 17 / County Average: 17

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1988 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 99 / County Average: 69

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Stunning johnson creek rd setting. well built rambler on almost 60 acres that is used for running cattle part time...

under construction. located 2 mins from downtown Tenino, 25 min. to state capitol! other plans & lots available....

A beautiful 27.7-acre property in Tenino, washington, just minutes from i-5...

Erland property within 12 minutes of the historic Tenino, wa. amenities include el...

Come explore Tenino's newest development, hidden meadow...

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feel like you're on top of the world on this private wooded property located between tumwater & Tenino. please no drive bys. agent must be present to show. gps does not bring you to correct location!...

heat pump w/ac, hardie siding, front yard landscaping & home warranty 2 minutes from downtown Tenino, this is a presale, come pick your colors & upgrades. additional models for sale...

Ready, set, build! lots have approximately 4 years left of a 5 year exemption from county requirements for gopher study and current wetland set back requirements...

28 acres that is currently divided into 3 separate tax parcels that has current zoning of commercial or residential use in the city of bucoda wa a small rural community between centralia & Tenino wa. ...

Country living moments to Tenino. single story home sitting above scatter creek with a park like setting...

heat pump w/ac, hardie siding, front yard landscaping & home warranty 2 minutes from downtown Tenino, this is a presale, come pick your colors & upgrades. additional models for sale...

Lake front living ! modern manufactured home on mcintosh lake, low bank with dock...

Look no further! rare frog hollow home with the perfect balance of open concept and separated living spaces...

$600/month space rent includes shared septic- owned and maintained by park. great community of Tenino!...

Don't miss out on this home! located in the desired scattercreek ranches ii subdivision...

Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 18+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...

Buyer financing failed! previous buyer had septic design done and permit applied for...

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