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: $555,937  County Average: $507,996

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,570  County Average: $3,832

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $182  County Average: $204

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1976  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 162  County Average: 89

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



ownership includes riveriea community amenities and acces to 2 fresh water lakes, saltwater marina, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, parks, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and so much more hoa yearly dues $715.24. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Views of sound, anderson is & Steilacoom! mt baker is visible on a clear day & night view of narrows...



enjoy views of the sound, majestic snow-capped olympic mountains and spectacular sunsets. close to the historic town of Steilacoom. end...



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



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



anderson island is a full-service. 20 min ferry from Steilacoom....



ownership includes riveriea community amenities and acces to 2 frewsh water lakes, saltwater marina, 9 hole executive golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, parks, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and so much more hoa yearly dues $715.24. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Located in the Steilacoom historic district, this charming fixer is begging for your tlc...



Nd just a 10 minute ferry ride to the mainland in Steilacoom wa. enjoy the quiet solitude of island living, smell the fr...



no camping on lot undeveloped lot dues are $720. ferry leaves out of Steilacoom. just a short 20 min. ferry ride away!...



walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Steilacoom - ferry, beaches, historic tours, summer farmer's market, apple cider squeeze, salmon bake, etc! the perfect location to take in the annual 4th of july fireworks display! potent...



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



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



Rambler with peek-a-boo view of lake Steilacoom lake...



Highly desirable cormorant ridge condo w/puget sound, mountain & island views...



the riviera community amenities include fishing, swimming, 9 hole golf course, restaurant, salt water marina, parks and a community center. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and you are away for an adventure....



Stunning view condo! check it out!! this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit also has its own laundry, garage & separate storage unit...



massive mt rainier views add value and the perfect back drop for your relaxing time on your waterside deck. lake Steilacoom is full use water ski, jet ski and historic lake for you to call home. a true one of a kind in the market....



anderson island is a full service island with general store, cafe, rental center, restaurant, fire station & +++! 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. hoa just $716/year. don't miss out!...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
253-740-3181
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