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: $510,000  County Average: $480,866

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,098  County Average: $3,931

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

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1974  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 115  County Average: 70

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Ome on ketron island. a 10 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. tranquil island living at its finest. 3 bedroo...



Ifetime opportunity to own this piece of historic Steilacoom. built in...



parking for 6 cars, shy quarter acre lot with a new fence being installed for added privacy. great location- close to lakewood town center, Steilacoom and university place....



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



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...



hoa's 674 per year. only a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Located just east of Steilacoom, you will love this great home with all the opportunities that surround it...



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



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



master bedroom w/bath- soaker tub & fully tiled shower, dual vanity & walk-in closet. spacious den/office just off entry. town of Steilacoom walking trail is nearby. design ready home in a custom home community. only 3 remain!...



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



Expansive puget sound views from nearly every room of this single level home...



developed., all this 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....



Panoramic puget sound, olympic mtns, islands, and sunset views...



5 minutes to sunnyside beach! close to the town of Steilacoom, restaurants, parks, lakes and shopping!...



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



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



Three mostly level residential lots (10,300sf each) (100 by 103 each) or could be split into two duplex lots...



kitchen is spacious and bright with gorgeous backsplash. close to fort Steilacoom park and walking distance to pierce college campus! listed at a fantastic price, this home won't last long. you don't want to miss this hidden gem!...



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