Washington Utah also sometimes referred to as Washington City, is a city in south-central Washington County Utah just north of St. George and part of the St. George Metro area. It’s also referred to as Utah’s Dixie because of the Mormon pioneers who settled in the St. George area to raise cotton, which was milled at the general cotton mill in Washington.
Today, Washington is home to about 24,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing suburbs of St. George. Washington is also the second largest city in Washington County. It’s been touted as #4 as the best place to retire in Utah. It receives a B+ by Niche.com for public schools, housing, family activities, low crime, nightlife, and diversity.
Named after Pres. George Washington, Washington or Washington City has a total of 32.5 mi.² and its border stretches up into the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and south to the St. George regional Airport.
Washington has its history roots in cotton. Back in 1857, bring them young asked 38 to southern families to come and establish a town to be called Washington in southern Utah and to specifically grow content. Wanting residents to be independent and self-sufficient, this unique colonizing mission was called the Cotton or Southern Mission. Washington was granted a city charter in 1876 by Territorial Legislature and has participated in a city government ever since.
Monument Plaza is a document in the historical society, which contains histories of early settlers, pictures of sculptures and statues, and represents more of the Washington County chapter, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
All the schools in Washington are part of the Washington County school district. There are five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The district serves Washington, St. George, Enterprise, Hurricane, Hildale, and Santa Clara as well. There are also several preschools in Washington City.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Washington and the surrounding areas make for a beautiful place to explore the countryside, rolling rocks, hills, and are vibrant parks and recreation department. There are hundreds of trails, biking and hiking trails, paths, camping sites, exploration trails and more throughout Washington County. Check out all of the trails around Washington at Traillink.com.
The median home value for Washington is approximately $240,000. It has a median rent of about $1100 and 74% of residents are homeowners. (Please check with current stats for more accurate numbers depending on when this article was published.)
There is a wide range of condominiums, villas, townhouses, single-family homes, duplexes, and bungalows to choose from in Washington.
With new subdivisions, communities and developments happening all across Washington County, a brand-new home is more affordable than ever. Feel free to browse all available listings on my website or browse some of the more popular Washington neighborhoods here.
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