Author Norman Crampton has named Washington, Iowa, “One of the best small towns in America,” but don’t take his word for it—experience the history, modern amenities, and exciting activities for yourself! Friendly shop owners will greet you as you walk in the door, and they’ll probably know your name. You’ll see people walking, jogging, and biking on the historic streets and gorgeous nature trails.
A Touch of Americana
If you’re looking for a place where the livin’ is easy, Washington, Iowa, is your kind of town! With a historic backdrop, thriving businesses, and beautiful natural resources, Washington extends a warm welcome to all. Proximity to Iowa City/Coralville and the University of Iowa provides easy access to a lively urban center, all while preserving the relaxed, small-town charm cherished by Washington residents.
Progressive & Growing
Washington has a vintage vibe, but our community is growing. The population has consistently grown, as job opportunities have expanded due to our diverse employment base. The City’s investment in the community continues to bolster further growth and diversity. Today, over 7,400 residents enjoy the cultural, historical, and arts organizations which enrich their lives.
- Washington is a growing community and our population is the highest in our history
- Over 25 local restaurants to experience
- Over 100 social and service clubs to participate in
- Year-round events and activities to attend
- Miles of nature trails suitable for walking, riding, or strolling