Swift Moves Washington Estate, Letting and Managing Agency opened its doors for business in February 2004. Since then they have established themselves firmly within the local property market with a rapidly expanding portfolio of properties and clients.

In 2017 we moved to our stylish new office in the Galleries Washington boasting an amazing window standage and in doing so branching out to more clients on all sides of the market place. We also hope to improve our services wherever we can. Go to our home page for the latest properties and news, search our properties for sale and rent or requested a free sales or rental valuation.

As members of the Ombudsman for Estate & Letting Agents we offer extremely competitive fee structures, top quality advertising, mortgage advice and conveyencing. Due to our growing number of applicants on our mailing list we are currently looking for properties across all price ranges, we can advise on all aspects of buying, selling and renting and would welcome the opportunity to give you a free market valuation of your property.

We have an energetic and experienced team that pride themselves on delivering the highest levels of customer service.

Information about Washington

Washington is located just north of the River Wear, in the county of Tyne and Wear, approximately 272 miles north of London and 8 miles south of Newcastle.

The town has a population of around 60,600. Administratively it is within the metropolitan district of City of Sunderland which covers an area of approximately 137 sq kms and has a population of 280,000.

It is a new town built on an American model and unusually divided into 15 'villages'. It was developed around the original old village of Washington, which is renowned as the place from which the ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United States, emigrated to Virginia in 1657. Although not regarded as an obvious visitor destination, there are some notable historic buildings, including the partly 12th century Washington Old Hall, and numerous visitor attractions within the area.

The town's history dates from Saxon times. It was from Washington Village that the ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United States, emigrated to Virginia in 1657. Washington was involved in the coal industry, with many pits in the area, and also with the chemical industry, the Washington Chemical Works being a major employer in the 19th century. The town was designated a 'new town' in 1964, expanding dramatically to house overspill population from the surrounding areas.

The town's economy is based upon industry and manufacturing. Washington has several industrial estates accommodating electronics, chemicals, and paper manufacture, as well as the Nissan car plant, and the North East Aircraft Museum. One of the attractions for new industry to set-up in Washington has been the space available for purpose built factories.

The name Washington is derived from the Anglo Saxon 'Hwaesingatun', from 'Hwaes' (an Anglo Saxon chief), 'Inga' (family of), and 'Tun' (an estate). Therefore the meaning is 'the estate of Hwae's family'. Over time the name evolved into Wessyngton and finally Washington.