Distance to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport: 18 mi
Distance to Peoria: 10 mi
Distance to Chicago: 145 mi
Distance to St. Louis: 170 mi

The city of Washington, IL is a place where American history lives. Dating back to 1825, this city grew from a small regional village into a safe vibrant community of approximately 16,000 residents. Its biggest population leap of almost 40% happened between early 2000 and 2010 due to Washington’s great location just 10 minutes east of Peoria and over 900,000 square feet of new housing and commercial constructions.

Washington boasts unique architectural designs and eclectic combination of various building styles. It is one of few places in Illinois, where you can find ornate Victorian style homes conterminous with high-tech urban apartments and townhomes. The city offers almost limitless housing options at various prices and amenities. Traditional American-style houses have spacious back yards, newer modern appliances and proximity to major roadways.

Washington’s old-fashioned town square is located just a short drive from your gorgeous house. There you can plunge into the charm of old days of rich American history.

With its numerous family-owned stores, fashion boutiques, locally-owned restaurants and taverns, Washington takes a unique niche of a one-of-a-kind majestic city.

It has a lot to offer for everyone: from great dining and shopping opportunities to splendid recreational outdoor and indoor options. There are two major city parks inviting with their manicured bushes and tree-lined paths; up-to-date Hillcrest Gold club and full-service community center.

In spite of Washington’s small size, it offers great career opportunities in local service, industrial and agricultural sectors. There are several major businesses, such as WICC, Ltd., Illinois Valley Plastics, Miller Welding and Iron Works to name a few. The service sector is represented by nationwide retail, grocery stores and chain restaurants.

Washington is perhaps one of the greatest places to live. It has big city’s amenities, various entertainment and fitness activities, its streets are safe all day and night and its newer modern houses are reasonably priced.

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