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: $636,590 / County Average: $526,811

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,284 / County Average: $4,437

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $205 / County Average: $213

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 27 / County Average: 23

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1984 / County Average: 1988

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 98 / County Average: 52

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



Steilacoom school district! fantastic lot with room for boat or r...



Master down plan at Steilacoom ridge! just completed...



ridiculous potential to build your dream home in the quaint, beautiful, friendly town of Steilacoom. level, corner lot with so much to offer. very, very nice....



anderson island is a full service island with a lakefront restaurant, cafe/coffee shop, general store with fuel and more, rental center and more. just 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



5 bath 2-story w/full basement waterfront home on lake Steilacoom! over 5400 sq ft! elegant entry w...



water & power are in the street. just a short 20 min. ferry ride from Steilacoom....



75 bath w/over 2400 sq ft of living. conveniently located. just 1 1/2 b...



In quiet neighborhood across the street from lake Steilacoom! vintage charm, spac...



anderson island offers a small community/country feel,yet is a 20 minute ferry ride close to the amenities of town of Steilacoom....



Charming garden condo in close-in Steilacoom. gleaming laminate flooring on main floor - which features dining room, brick-hearthed wood stove, and efficient kitchen with pass-through to living room...



located off stunning interlaaken drive near lake Steilacoom .featuring 0.42 acres with beautiful landscaping and water fountains. sprinkler system, alarm system and new windows. separate carport with a shed for your work needs and storage, plenty of parking....



T any longer to build that dream home of yours in Steilacoom; proximity to i-5 and jblm. utiliti...



you'll have access to 2 fresh water lakes, a lush golf course and country club, miles of hiking &biking trails, beaches to comb,tennis courts & a seasonal marina.only 20 min. ferry to Steilacoom....



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



fantastic location for retail store, office space or professional service. endless use options. great location on a busy Steilacoom blvd.!...



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



property is just shy of a quarter acre, lot size is 7,840 square feet. utilities; sewer is in the street - Steilacoom blvd., water is at starling and puyallup and power is on puyallup as well. property is currently lightly treed with brush and was graded years ago. permit...



Ory open floor plan design in birch hill estates, Steilacoom's new water view community. the great room & gourmet kitchen will be the hub for ...



30 feet of lake Steilacoom waterfront with views of beautiful mt...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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