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: $510,027  County Average: $485,521

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,123  County Average: $3,981

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $202  County Average: $200

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1975  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 113  County Average: 71

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your hoa fees incl water when home is built. only 20 minutes from Steilacoom via pierce county ferry. come see for yourself!...



come enjoy lakefront living in this beautiful 6 bed/3.75 bath home...



the ketron island private and gated dock is located at the Steilacoom ferry terminal, ketron island homeowners moorage association is organized exclusively for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, operating and administering boat moorage space for the benefit of the owners of the current residences of ketron island....



Master down plan at Steilacoom ridge!luxurious main level master suite w/5-piece bath and 2 additional bedrooms...



Level building lot (66x120) in Steilacoom. this lot is in a quiet, private location...



minutes from fort Steilacoom playfield. five minutes to gorgeous downtown Steilacoom. new roof being installed, pardon our dust. wow!...



Water views. upside by billing back utilities and increasing rents to market...



minutes from i-5, shopping, lakes, jblm and fort Steilacoom park....



Wooded flat lot, bring your ideas and plans. access with caution heavy under brush and trees...



Enjoy puget sound & olympic mt views. spacious 2-story w/finished bsmnt, 3600sf +/-, 4 bdrms/3...



Superb, superb, superb - like new but improved with heat pump (a/c), hugely expanded stamped concrete patio, weber gas grill piped to the home's natural gas...



Picture-perfect 2-story in Steilacoom's desirable madrona park...



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



anderson island isn't remote, it just feels that way. we're 20 minutes from Steilacoom on the pierce co. ferry system....



G for a boat? 14'x34' boathouse @ ccboi marina in Steilacoom. situated @ the en...



Wonderful 1000 sq ft rambler close to ft Steilacoom park...



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



Stunning view home in desirable chambers bay ii. updated and meticulously maintained...



you will also find a library,hobby rm,spa rm & 2 car garage. a serene 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom and your oasis awaits....



Hood of arrowhead estates! home is located in the Steilacoom community! this home boasts 3 bedrooms on upper floor and a b...



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