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: $637,727 / County Average: $525,683

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,670 / County Average: $4,598

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $203 / County Average: $214

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 23 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1979 / County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 102 / County Average: 58

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in riviera hoa, recreational amenities include access to 2 lakes, golfing,fishing,tennis,&marina.a picturesque 20 min.ferry ride from Steilacoom!...



Located in the highly sought after cormorant passage...



Welcome home to this craftsman style home with wrap around deck / sound/oly mt peak,view to s,w,n, 1st time on the market, family built w/love & passion using the very best materials to suit...



You can entertain like a pro with amenities including an extravagant outdoor kitchen/bbq, large deck, hot tub & athletic court. property is located close to Steilacoom lake,jblm, shopping & i-5 access....



Do you want to live in a great historical neighborhood near museums, dining and waterfront? look no further, this 10300 square feet lot is located in dead end street in $500k price range homes around...



enjoy the beauty of the south sound daily,on a 20 minute ferry ride to the town of Steilacoom....



this large building lot features views and beautiful surroundings. remember that picturesque drive into Steilacoom where tree branches canopy the road? bring your visionary home designer/architect and make magic happen! within walking distance to ...



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!...



Luxury rambler by rob rice homes at Steilacoom ridge...



riviera amenities include use of 2 fresh water lakes, 9 hole golf course, salt water marina, tennis courts and several private parks, all this just a short 20 minute ferry from Steilacoom. also available adjoining lot #177 - div 10 parcel #5017841770....



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



Tional east coast style waterfront estate on lake Steilacoom. 145...



anderson island offers a small community/country feel, yet is a 20 minute ferry ride close to the amenities of town of Steilacoom....



Ding in dupont. close to chloe clark elementary (Steilacoom historical schools), parks, trails, shopping and golf. quick access to jblm and i...



Ews from this 3 bed/2.5 bath home in the heart of Steilacoom ~ enjoy views of the sound & tons of natural light through the abundance of living room windows & spilling into the kitchen. the mast...



year round activities for all ages. 20 min from Steilacoom on pierce co ferry....



25 bath cape cod colonial w/ 1.19 acre, 240' on lake Steilacoom, shared by 10 colonial village residents. play in the sun...



Lake Steilacoom estate designed by renowned architect kirtland cutter...



Great opportunity to own a commercial bldg on Steilacoom blvd...



5 baths, 1,746 sq ft home on 10,000 sq ft lot w/ 2 fireplaces, covered deck, 2 car garage, rv parking in historic Steilacoom town w/ huge backyard perfect for gardening. this home has been completely remo...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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