Essential Living in Washington, OK
July 28, 2022
Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods announces debut in Washington, OK, with new homes.
Washington is located in McClain County, between Norman and Purcell, the perfect setting for Ideal’s newest neighborhood, Dow’s Hills. Washington is a small town with lots of personality and history. Its name was chosen to honor Caddo chief “Little Boy” George Washington, who lived nearby in the early 1900s. When the Oklahoma Central Railway was built through McClain County in 1907, local resident Hoyt Turner and his Chickasaw-Choctaw wife, Daisy Willis, petitioned the federal court at Muskogee to remove the restrictions from a surplus allotment east of their farm so a townsite could be established. The request was approved on Dec. 24, 1907, shortly after statehood, and Washington became the first townsite to have tribal restrictions removed for that reason.
Dow’s Hills school-age children will attend Washington Public Schools. The Warriors have a proud tradition of excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities, which include an academic team, band, FFA, newspaper, National Honor Society, science club, student council, and yearbook, plus plenty of sports. It’s always a proud day to be a Washington Warrior! For more information on classes, policies, and enrollment, visit their website: Washington.k12.ok.us
Here’s a brief snapshot of what “essential” Washington has to offer hometown folks and visitors. You will also find plenty of activities available in the nearby university town of Norman.
Things to do in and around Washington
- Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
419 S Highway 77, Noble
Small but worth a visit. The museum has some amazing rose rock formations on display.
- Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave, University of Oklahoma South Campus, Norman
Great museum featuring the largest skull of any land animal ever found, as well as plenty of other dinosaur exhibits.
- National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman
Awesome place to visit! It is a stunning facility, especially for those who love the weather. Free.
- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at the University of Oklahoma
180 W Brooks St, Norman
See the “palace on the prairie” that’s home to the Oklahoma Sooners!
- Lloyd Noble Center
2900 Jenkins Ave, Norman
The Lloyd Noble Center is home to some of the best collegiate athletics in the nation. Home of the OU men’s and women’s basketball and women’s gymnastics program. And in the off-season, be sure to catch great performances by top entertainers.
- Riverwind Casino
1544 W Highway 9, Norman
One of the largest casinos in Oklahoma features electronic games, table games, poker, and more. Perfect for gamblers looking for a variety of options. Guests can choose to stay at the luxurious Riverwind Hotel, connected by sky bridge to the casino. Showplace Theatre and River Lounge feature regular shows and concerts put on by nationally known artists and local bands.
Plus all of the great attractions in nearby Oklahoma City (like the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and Oklahoma City Zoo) are less than an hour’s drive north.
Where to grab a bite
- Libby’s Kitchen
111 N Main Ave, Washington
To quote their website, “we serve gut-busting good American comfort food with red dirt music and a down-home feel.” What more can we say?
- Althea Vault
217 N. Main Ave., Washington
Enjoy a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items in a relaxing, fun atmosphere. Freshly baked pastries on hand all day.
- Van’s Pig Stand
2234 N. Green Ave., Purcell
A staple in Oklahoma providing quality smoked meats steeped in tradition and great, deep flavor. The real deal!
- Kendall’s Restaurant
100 S Main St., Noble
Family-owned restaurant serving home style cooking for more than 30 years. Famous for their chicken fried steak (and the challenge), cinnamon rolls, and fried catfish. Known as one of the “most haunted” buildings in Oklahoma.
- The Rusty Knot
400 W. Washington St., Purcell
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A quality local dining experience featuring made-from-scratch American style food and a variety of local favorite drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
Shopping fun in or near Washington
- Grapevine Antiques (antique store)123 W. Main St., Purcell
- Butler Antiques (antique store), 200 W. Main St., Purcell
- Sooner Mall, 3301 W. Main, Norman
- Brookhaven Village, 3700 W. Robinson, Norman
- University Town Center, 1690 24th Ave. NW, Norman
- Campus Corner, 765 Asp Ave., Norman
Find out more about Ideal’s newest community, our first in Washington, by logging on to our website at idealhomes.com or driving by our neighborhood at 240th Street between Western Avenue and N3060 Road.