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: $596,100  County Average: $540,975

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,870  County Average: $4,180

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $190  County Average: $215

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 24

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1974  County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 132  County Average: 70

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perfect 2nd home getaway! .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 ...

community includes an outdoor heated pool & clubhouse. located in oakbrook & close to ft Steilacoom park...

a darling neighborhood, nestled perfectly between Steilacoom & lakewood. walk in & feel "home" immed...

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

sorry, no camping on lots. a short relaxing 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

conveniently located it is near jblm, 2 blocks from the ferry, and w/in walking distance of 3 parks! in the fantastic Steilacoom historic school district & just minutes from water w/ opportunity for olympic mountai...

full-service island just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....

close proximity to parks and recreation, Steilacoom ferry terminal and the quaint downtown corridor of Steilacoom, lakewood, university place and jblm. unique in the market....

15 min to jblm, a close knit community w/beach side parks, summer fairs and concerts & award winning Steilacoom historical school dist. top floor provides an owner's suite to die for-master bedroom and bathroom with spa and dry sauna. open concept perfect f...

Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...

offering seclusion & privacy yet close-in historical town of Steilacoom, city of university place & chambers bay golf course. utilities are conveniently in the street. check this one out and build your dream home with dream views!...

you will love the private setting, wooded backyard, attractive landscaping, deck, 1 plum & 2 apple trees, leaf guard gutters, newer gas furnace, 2 car attached garage, Steilacoom sch dist & remodeled in 2011....

Rialto by garrette custom homes is an open floorplan home w/grand dbl height entry that sits on a cul-de-sac at the top of the community...

Extraordinary 2.23 acres w/views of the olympic mountains, puget sound & breathtaking sunsets...

This beautiful custom home has a view of puget sound, chambers bay & fox island from almost every room...

there are two lakes, marinas, golfing, tennis, lake front restaurant and more. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....

doublepane windows make this home perfect. located a few blocks from Steilacoom high and lakes high. walk to pierce college. freeway and ferry close....

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!...

Located in the highly sought after community of cormorant passage...

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

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