Washington is located just west of St. Louis on the Missouri River in the central part of the state. Washington is positioned as the gateway to Missouri’s wine country and is a regional destination for shopping and tourism.

Downtown Washington is a vibrant center of cultural and commercial activity for the city and surrounding area. Downtown Washington has a significant retail presence, including a grocery store, farmers market, home furnishings stores and numerous restaurants.

A 2006 DREAM community, Downtown Washington has maintained a significant amount of investment over the years. Most recently that activity includes:

  • Developing a new farmers market
  • Constructing a new headquarters for the Bank of Washington
  • Beginning the beautification of streetscapes throughout the downtown area
  • Creating new streetscape and building design guidelines
  • Acquiring the Old Downtown Post Office by Downtown Washington Inc. to keep it in operation