Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $370,057  County Average: $407,080

Average Taxes in Tenino: $2,955  County Average: $3,299

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $167  County Average: $177

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 21  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1983  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 91  County Average: 94

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easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the yelm Tenino trail. come choose your lot today....



property is equipped for building w 122 foot well, working pump house, power in 300 feet from the road, phone lines, and 400 feet of driveway. prime location just 5 min from Tenino and 30 min from olympia, ideal for c...



Eat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino & 20 minutes to the i-5 corridor. school mitigation fee upon requesting of building permit. great territorial views....



Brand new 2017 manufactured home settled on 5.5 acres (all useable land) fully fenced with a two horse stable, chicken coop and shed...



Custom 4 br home on 1.23+ acres, with 18x20 shop w/huge fully fenced back yard...



Totally unique large Tenino home. lots of bedrooms, lots of bathrooms...



Amazingly beautiful 10 acre lot in a secluded setting...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this lot features 5.00 acres of level pasture land with partial fencing...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this property features 21...



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Small farm set along the banks of scatter creek with territorial views...



Nearly 25 acres of timberland near Tenino includes a 15 year old fir tree crop...



Opportunity knocks! .17 acre lot in great location that backs up to city park and close to town...



Remarkable custom equestrian estate located on 13.72 picturesque acres w/sunrise & sunset views...



Desirable large corner lot minutes form i-5. home offers formal dining room, living room w/gas fireplace that opens to spacious kitchen & nook, upstairs bonus room, large master w/5 piece master bath & walk in closet w/built ins...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants and restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino and 20...



new wood shed, deck and garden area. this home is just outside of Tenino and an easy commute to centralia or olympia. affordable living, country feel and still close to amenities....



Absolutely beautiful, level, dry property, fenced and cross fenced w/ 28x60 shop with concrete floor, separate electrical panel, wood stove w/12 foot sliding doors...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation on the yelm Tenino trail. 4.5 month build time, april 2018 completion. come choose your colors-- buyers choose cabinets, flooring, counter tops, paint and more!...



Over 5 acres just minutes from tumwater and olympia...



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