Washington, Utah is in Washington County and is a suburb of St. George to the east. Mormon pioneers came to the area to raise cotton, which was milled in the Washington cotton mill. Some thirty-five families from the southern states came to the area to make a better life. Washington was the first town established with the specific purpose of growing cotton in the Mormon Cotton Mission. The first families arrived in 1857 and endured severe sickness that made working difficult. But they persisted, digging ditches and canals to create dams so they could water their fields. Floods destroyed the dams several times until the Washington Fields Dam was built in 1891 and finally tamed the flooding waters. Additional families were called to help with the Cotton Mission, and by 1871 the missions were considered a success. A cotton factory was built to produce cloth, which kept the Cotton Mission prosperous. Today Washington City thrives and has many amenities that draw people to the area, with approximately 18,800 people calling Washington home.
Among many advantages, Washington City offers golfers a challenging course to put their skill to test. This professional course brings in people from all over because of its design and its level of difficulty. Washington also has a municipal swimming pool, as well as ballparks for the sports minded. Additionally, residents have two lovely parks for families to enjoy. The Washington City Historical Society works to assist in the preservation of the legacy of the city and its early pioneers, and nearby St. George has many arts and cultural festivals that residents of Washington City can enjoy. They also have several parks with art, statues, and sculptures that can be found in their historic downtown. Music lovers will also enjoy the many concerts held in nearby St. George parks.
Washington real estate offers ranch style homes, condos, contemporary homes and land available to build new homes. There are many new Washington homes that have been created to meet the needs of the growing population. Listing prices for Washington properties fall in a relatively broad range determined by the homes' ages, sizes, and proximity to amenities. Washington is known as a community where retirees and young families thrive, where visitors continue to return to enjoy the mild winters, and where the people are friendly. With the beautiful landscape and quiet lifestyle, Washington, Utah is a great place to consider if you’re looking for a new home. If you would like additional information about homes for sale in Washington, please contact us today. We would be happy to assist you.