An American Classic, Squared

Washington is one of the top agricultural areas in the nation. But don’t let its rural appearance fool you—Washington is a vibrant community with outstanding recreational opportunities, historical sites, community events, educational offerings, and healthcare options.

In 2008, Washington was recognized as a ‘Main Street Community.’ The town square is filled with unique retail shops and restaurants that surround Central Park in the downtown area—including Cafe Dodici, a destination for foodies across the state. Eleven blocks of the Washington Downtown Historic District and a number of homes in town are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Washington is also a great place to get outdoors. The 14-mile Kewash Nature Trail is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing along a backdrop of woodlands and prairie. Other area attractions include the State Theatre, named the world’s oldest continuously operating movie theater, and the Barn Quilts of Washington County.


One of the Healthiest Communities in the Nation (U.S.News)

# 14
Most Diverse Suburb in Iowa (Niche)
25 +

Tree City USA Community for 25+ years (U.S.News)

Schools at a Glance

School District:

Washington Community School District


Niche Public Schools Rating


Niche Good for Families Rating

Buying a home? Use our in-depth property listings search tool to narrow your search based on school districts.

Washington Featured Listings