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: $562,312  County Average: $506,648

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,641  County Average: $3,854

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

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1977  County Average: 1987

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 166  County Average: 90

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This unique property has tons of income potential & living arrangements for many persons...



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



Emodeled one-story 4-bed/2-bath home just outside Steilacoom! kitchen w/n...



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



raw land awaits your creative ideas for a beautiful home. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom....



Great opportunity to live so close to the beaches and school...



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



the johnson farm! an easy 20 min.ferry ride from Steilacoom, anderson island is home to a small vibrant community with access to lakes, parks, beaches, scenic hiking trails, marinas, a golf course, tennis courts, lakefront restaurant, convenience store,deli & coffee shop. lot previously passed a perk test, is on a paved culdesac,has water and power in street, and ...



sorry, no camping on riviera parcels- campground available seasonally. just a 20 min ferry ride from Steilacoom....



3/4 acre just begging to be developed on this lot. the existing home is in fixer condition, but could be rehabbed while prepping the property for development...



large garage with work area and attic space for storage. amazing fort Steilacoom state park close by, with running trails at the end of street. seller will review all offers....



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!...



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



your hoa fee includes water and is $674 annually. short 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom....



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



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



5 bath home w/plenty of storage on a cul-de-sac in the beautiful town of Steilacoom. new water heater, hardwoo...



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



rear decks overlook the back yards. close to historical downtown Steilacoom. don't miss this rare opportunity....



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



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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253-678-5318
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