Washington Real Estate

    Tazewell County, Illinois is the location of Washington real estate. This is a city that is a part of the Peoria Metropolitan Area. The population is 13,167 and is chosen by many for the central location. With the city of Peoria nearby, there are several options for entertainment, recreation and work. This is likely the reason for the 23.3% increase in population from 2000 to 2006. Washington homes for sale include many single-family homes.

    Washington was founded in 1834. William Holland, Sr. was hired by the U.S. government to provide blacksmith services to Native Americans who lived in this area. The city was originally named Holland’s Grove and was renamed in 1837 in honor of George Washington, the first U.S. president. George Heyl started a pony farm here in the 1920s and raised Shetland ponies. The Heyl Pony Farm had several barns on what is today North Main Street. Some of these original buildings still exist. There was an old canning factory located in Washington and it was run by the Libby’s company after the war. Although the building burned, the site is occupied by American Allied Railway Equipment Company.

    Top employers in Washington include Illinois Valley Plastics, Miller Welding & Iron Works; American Allied Railway Equipment Company; WICC, Ltd.; RP Short Run; Global Fire Equipment/MES and Akron Brass. Five Points Washington, a new community center, was opened in October 2007 in Washington. A new assisted living center was opened for senior in 2008.

    There are numerous annual events for enjoyment by residents of Washington real estate. The Washington Cherry Festival, the Memorial Day Parade and Take Pride in Washington Day are just a few. The proximity to Peoria provides many recreational and entertainment choices. They include opera, symphony, ballet, Broadway theatre, shopping, the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, the Peoria Civic Center featuring top entertainment and several dining venues.

    Residents will enjoy the professional sports in Peoria. The Class A Midwest League affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs and the Peoria Rivermen, an East Coast Hockey League are located here. Considered a top place to live in Tazewell County, Washington real estate provides something for everyone with many lovely homes in a range of prices.


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