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Overview of Steilacoom

Miles of pristine coastline make Steilacoom one of the most picturesque places in Pierce County, Wash., to settle down. Located just 13 miles south of Tacoma, this lovely town is home to 6,000 residents and has retained its charm and small size despite being the first incorporated town in the State of Washington. With local freeways and ferry routes providing convenient access to local universities and employment options, there are few better options in terms of living spaces than Steilacoom apartments for rent.

Living in Steilacoom, WA

Steilacoom has been an incorporated town since 1854, making it one of the oldest white settlements in the entire state. While the town originally had visions of becoming the next San Francisco along the West Coast, Seattle and Tacoma soon came into existence, and largely overshadowed any chances of Steilacoom realizing its big city aspirations.

Despite its small size, Steilacoom remains a gem of the Puget Sound. Residents here enjoy rent prices that are much lower than either Tacoma or Seattle could offer, as well as natural scenery all residents can enjoy. In addition to being mere miles from jobs in Tacoma, Steilacoom is minutes away from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which offers a number of employment opportunities for both military personnel and civilians.

Steilacoom Attractions and Special Events

Steilacoom residents mainly take advantage of the outdoors when looking for local entertainment. Sunnyside Beach provides the perfect spot to explore local marine life or go for a romantic sunset stroll. During the summer months, there's no better place to go for a swim!  Steilacoom residents who want to get away for the day can hop aboard the local ferry boat and take a 20 minute journey to nearby Anderson Island or Ketron Island. Can life get any more dreamy than this?

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