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: $467,167  County Average: $471,221

Average Taxes in Steilacoom: $4,028  County Average: $3,548

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Steilacoom: $177  County Average: $197

Average Walkscore in Steilacoom: 25  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Steilacoom: 1976  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Steilacoom: 142  County Average: 78

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Cormorant Passage Ketron Steilacoom

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



minutes from i-5, shopping, lakes, jblm and fort Steilacoom park....



Lot 8 ketron sunrise. beautiful view property. secluded "get away from it all" to this peaceful, laid back inland island property...



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!...



M perfectly positioned on a secluded peninsula on Steilacoom lake.exquisite 7000 sg ft includes 2 fireplaces,chef size kitch...



great patio for entertaining and minutes from i-5, shopping, lakes jblm and fort Steilacoom park....



5 bath, 2 car garage is just shy of 0.5 acre and minutes from fort Steilacoom. home has been well cared for with some great touc...



convenient to shopping, commuting and bases. walk to lakewood town center or Steilacoom lake! don't miss out on this one, it won't last!...



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



Unbelievable location in historic downtown Steilacoom...



riviera amenities include, two fresh water lakes, swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, tennis and volley ball courts and a salt water marina. just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom...



Nestled in a private tranquil cul de sac lies this tri-level custom home offering great views of mtns & sound...



Affordable 3 bedroom rambler in move-in condition! living room w/hardwood floors, kitchen w/gas range, lots of cabinet space, island, large dining room w/access to patio, large family room w/ceiling fan, 3 good size bedrooms w/hardwood floors, updated bathroom, vinyl windows, window blinds, large patio, newer torch down roof (2 years old) large fully fenced yard w/double gate for boat or rv parking...



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



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



This marvelous Steilacoom home offers 4,276 sq. ft...



H or school, kids day care facility in lakewood / Steilacoom area... sanctuary seating ov...



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



Fetime historical dream home in quaint, desirable Steilacoom! complete r...



fully fenced yard w/garden shed, sprinkler system & gated entry. great location, close to Steilacoom lake & lakewood town center....



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