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What's up guys, it's Cody! Stick your trusted real estate resource when it comes to living in southern Utah.
In this video we're talking about where to live in St George we're going to be talking about a couple different areas that you should consider and we're going to be doing a map tour here, showing you what it's like to work eat sleep, live and play here in St, George Utah.
So with that being said, we're going to go ahead and jump into this here in just a second, but before we do so, if you think about making a move here to St, George or anywhere here in the southern part of the state, make sure to reach out to my team and I service, the entire State and I would love to help you make that move.
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Let's go ahead and jump into this and take a look at the map, so I'm going to zoom out here a little bit and just kind of show you a overarching view of the St George area.
Just ignore these little stars on the screen.
They don't really mean much here at this point in time, so for the St George area, you've got Washington County, which kind of covers this entire Southwest portion of the state you've got the Nevada state line over here.
You've got Arizona, State Line, you know right here and to the South, but this Washington County area covers this whole spot right here.
So we're going to start up here in Hurricane.
Yes, it is pronounced hurricane, even though it's spelled hurricane, but something you should know about that.
So you've got hurricane and you've got leverkin up here to the Northeast, so these are going to be areas that are a little bit.
You know kind of smaller town, if you will they kind of have that smaller town feel but they're still relatively close to the St George area.
You're, probably only about you, know, five to ten miles away, depending on where you're going to where you're coming from you know, to get from Hurricane over here to kind of the St George Washington area, so great options here, probably 15 20 minutes as far as the commute time is concerned.
So these are great options if you want kind of that, smaller town feel.
This is something that you should consider.
You know coming out here to Hurricane there's going to be a couple hundred houses here for the most part, population is quite small here, but it could be a great option.
It is growing like crazy.
You've got the Virgin River, which runs right here through town and then you've also got Sand Hollow down here to the South which we'll talk about as well.
So there's a bunch of options for that type of living.
If that's what you're looking for so something that's, definitely worth considering hurricane and laverkin, there's a bunch of other smaller towns here that you can see as well all right.
So if we come over here to the northern part of this area, you've got Washington up here.
On the North side, we've got Sand Hollow, State Park, a really popular boating area.
A lot of people like to go out here and just kind of hang out by the lake.
So that's something you can do out here.
You do have a couple of resorts here that are close to Sand Hollow and you've got the Sand Hollow Resort.
Here you can see the golf course here.
The other thing that people, if you do or do not know about St George, is that there's so many golf courses.
In fact, there's probably too many golf courses here in the area.
That's a story for another day, but you can just see golf courses splattered throughout the entire metro area.
You've got Coral Canyon up here.
You've got Green Spring over here in the Green Valley area and there's developments all the way around.
So if you're looking for some type of home that like backs up to a golf course, that is something you can definitely achieve here in St George.
You can see all these homes that back up along this golf course, so that's something that's pretty unique to St George A lot of people like it.
Some people are not going to like it and that's totally.
Okay, it just depends on your own personal preference, so here on the north end of town a lot of times, if you're coming down from northern Utah you're going to be coming down, I-15 here and you're going to run into a couple of developments here in Washington now this area is growing like absolute Wildfire.
The thing about St George is you've, got I-15, this yellow Road here that runs right through the center of town and this kind of divides it from the northwest side over here to the southeast side and a lot of the growth and Commercial development has happened along this I-15 Corridor, so anytime, you're close to one of these areas, you're going to see a lot of that development.
So again, here's I-15 and you can see, there's a big commercial development right here.
This is where you've got.
Costco you've got the Albertsons, which is a grocery store.
You've got Walmart Kohl's, there's a bunch of fast food places and even a couple mom and pop restaurants as well.
Well, so that's something worth noting you're going to find a lot of that commercial development along the I-15 Corridor along those same lines as you come down here from the North End you're, going to run into some different developments right.
So you've got right up here off of I think this is exit.
13 I want to say: you've got a lot of development going in here, there's going to be a new Auto Mall down in this area.
You've got more development going in up here for houses, commercial stuff, there's just a lot of options, and you can see that there's a bunch of houses up here as well over here by Heritage Park, so lots of developments there in Washington and if we come down here to the kind of the south east side.
This is also considered Washington over here Washington fields and you can see there's still a lot of Farmland right.
A lot of this is being developed.
If we come over here and take a look at this, you can see that you've got all these roads going in here, so they're going to be building new construction here in these areas, so these different fields are going to be converted to housing most for the most part.
You know some commercial development, some parts and stuff like that, but mostly housing for these areas here, so there's still a lot of growth to happen here in the middle of St George.
The other thing that you have to know about St George, it's a little hard to tell here on this map.
But if we kind of zoom in here you can see this is almost 3D.
You can see kind of how this road loops around here and you can see that you've got these little Hills, these little mountains kind of spread throughout the St George area, and these are going to be Bluffs right.
Even in this area, you can see that this kind of sits up on top of a bluff, and these are areas that are basically just Hills that stick out of the ground that you have to drive around right.
So, if you're in this area, this is crossing the Virgin River, so not exactly the same thing, but you've got these kind of natural obstacles that you have to get around in order to get around the city.
If you're coming down here on Washington Fields Road, you do have to go around these mountains.
So there's a lot of that stuff, especially here in Washington, where you'll find these little Bluffs that you have to drive around in order to get to the other side of town.
So if you live over here and you're coming over here to let's say, Downtown St George you're gonna have to drive through some of these connecting roads in order to do so.
So this part right here this is gonna- be kind of the more established older part of how I guess you'd say.
Washington Washington is actually really a little bit further north.
This is coming down here into Middleton.
We've got Red, Cliffs Mall, again big shopping center there.
So there's a lot going on there and then you come over here, and this takes you to St George Boulevard.
So this is kind of downtown St.
We've done a number of videos here in this area here on the channel.
If you want to check those out, you can search them on my channel, but this is going to be downtown St George a lot of traffic in here.
This is where kind of a lot of the touristy areas are, and they also have the Utah Tech University, and you also have Dixie just down here.
You've got Dixie High School right there, so there is a college presence here in this area, and this is kind of like the original part of St George right.
This is where there's going to be a lot of locals.
This is where there's going to be a lot of people.
Who've lived there for a long time and there's going to be a fair amount of things going on in this General vicinity.
If we come down here a little bit further, you can also see that there's just more and more development.
The airport is right here by the way, just in case anybody's wondering- and you do have Southern Parkway- that kind of wraps around this whole Southern and Eastern side.
So this is the cool thing about it.
As the area continues to develop, and you know expand outward you're going to have Southern Parkway will take you all the way up here, and it will even connect you over here into hurricane, so you can come from Hurricane all the way down here to the South Edge without having to go through the main part of town.
So if we continue on down here on this Eastern southern side of town, you can see there's a lot more of that same stuff, that we've seen right.
You've got a lot of these Bluffs you've got these different areas that are going to be developed over time.
You've got some houses and stuff going in here.
You know different development manufacturing, warehouses.
Things like that out here in this area and then you're also going to have you know some little Trail heads right here in town right, you've got aspiration, Trail, which is right here, great little easy hiking spot right here in the middle of town.
So that's the thing that people love about living in St George.
If you want to get Outdoors, it's basically, you know, walk out your door and walk five minutes in any direction and you're going to be on a Trailhead of some sort.
So it's super easy to get around and there's also very, very easy access to the outdoor.
So this is another area that is really popular, especially as a retirement area.
Sun River right here, a lot of retirement homes in this area, and then you also have down here.
You've got desert color, which is really actually pretty cool, so this actually doesn't even show up on the map, but you can see all these roads here coming in on the map.
This is a huge master plan.
Development that comes all the way down here to the Utah Arizona border and I mean there's just tons of houses going in here and look how surreal this looks guys.
This is like literally a man-made lake or pool basically that this is what it looks like like.
It really has this color here's a picture of one of the clubhouses and just absolutely gorgeous right.
They've really put a lot of money into this, really super cool area.
If you're thinking about making a move to St George, here's kind of a rendering I would definitely consider this as an area that you should look at because there's going to be a lot of development going in and this is going to be really kind of that master planned area where they've got the lake here, they've got tennis and pickleball over here, they're going to have a gym they're going to have tons of things to do for everybody in the family.
So that's a really cool feature here about desert color.
So I just wanted to kind of point that out here.
That's down here on the south end of town and the cool thing about this is like let's say you live in or you live in desert color and you want to go to St George Boulevard.
You know for some shopping or some food or something like that.
I mean it's like what it's going to be like 10, 15 minutes, most yeah, so 13 minutes, a nine mile drive down here to downtown St George and the reality is you're, probably not going to ever have to go downtown unless you specifically want to so, even if you're coming all the way from the south end of town, maybe even up here into Washington.
If we just move this up here from the south end to the north, end of town is 13 minutes right, so you can go north to south from one end of town to the other in about 15 minutes, depending on, where you're going to and where you're coming from.
So that's a really cool thing: I love about St George super easy to get around, even if you're going east to west.
It's only about 30 minutes.
You can get from over here in Ivan, Santa Clara area over here to the east side, Washington fields in about 30 minutes give or take.
So let's come up here and talk a little bit about these areas, so we already talked about Downtown St George.
This is kind of older part of town over here you've got Santa, Clara and Ivan.
So these two areas, you know Ivan's years ago, kind of used to be like way out in the boonies right like if you lived in.
If you lived on Ivins back, then you kind of really live pretty far out of town, but now it's really not that bad.
Actually, there's a lot of growth happening out there.
You can see how much open space there is and how many developments are going in in this area.
So Ivins has grown like crazy and it's actually becoming a pretty nice area, because it was historically kind of that area that not a lot of people lived.
It wasn't the nicest area you know 20 30 years ago, however, that's kind of turning around and there's a lot of people moving out there, because you get a super quiet lifestyle, it's really nice.
The views are absolutely phenomenal and you do actually sit in here, even just over here.
Just kind of into the hillside here show you this street view map of what it looks like, so you can be driving down the road got.
This walking trail here along the edge, and this is what you're looking at right.
Just this beautiful red rock scenery.
This is looking back kind of towards the southeast back into downtown St George.
So again, if we're over here, let's just zoom out here and we're gonna come over here.
There's a lot of houses going in here and you can get some really really cool views, looking back towards downtown St, George or even just looking at the beautiful red rock scenery.
So you can't see it in the picture here.
But if you were here in person, you'd be able to kind of see the city lights out there, and then this is looking up in your backyard right here, so really cool views there in Ivins definitely an area to consider.
If you want something a little bit further out of town- and you don't mind a you know, five ten minute longer commute.
That could be something that's worth considering: Santa Clara kind of the same thing, a little bit older of an area.
It is more established.
You do have some of those same Bluffs, but not as many as you do kind of over in the Washington area.
But you do have this these different Trails here and again, just golf course after Golf Course here in the area, so that kind of wraps up the video guys here on some different areas to consider living in when it comes to St, George, I, hope you enjoyed this video if you did make sure to share it with a friend or family member.
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Nothing beats the alluring landscape of southern Utah's national parks, local pristine reservoirs and the freshly coated snow capped mountains during winter. Choose from a variety of amenities that take advantage of the state's beautiful scenery, including playgrounds, parks, trailheads, golf courses and much more.Is Saint George Utah a good place to live? ›
St. George is a beautiful place to live and raise a family, especially if you love spending time outdoors. There are so many beautiful places to see and explore. There are several National Parks in Utah and Snow Canyon Park is only a ten-minute drive to access the closest trails.Is St. George Utah mostly Mormon? ›
The culture is unique then in the sense that it was settled by pioneers, early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of which about 60% of the population base is still comprised of.Why are people moving to St. George Utah? ›
George Utah is an Outdoor Lover's Paradise. For those looking to move to an area with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, St. George Utah is just the place. The city is home to dozens of city parks and has two national parks and several state parks within short drives.What is the best city to live in southern Utah? ›
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Scorpions can be very tiny or big but can cause many troubles when your home or property in St George, Utah is infested.What are winters like in St. George Utah? ›
Winter. Winter in St. George definitely sees colder temperatures, but it's not nearly as unbearable as it can be in other parts of the country. For the winter months of December, January, and February, visitors can expect high temperatures in the 50s and lows in the 30s.Does it snow a lot in St. George Utah? ›
Snow is a rare event in St. George, but the higher elevations around town will often have a dusting after most of our winter storms, and Pine Valley mountain as well as the ski resort of Brian head (90 minutes away) get reliable and deep deposits of the powder that Utah is famous for.What is the ethnicity of St George Utah? ›
|Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)|| 12.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent|| 81.0%|
St. George, Utah was named in honor of Mormon apostle George A. Smith, also known as the “Potato Saint” because he urged early settlers to eat raw, unpeeled potatoes to cure scurvy.What percentage of people are LDS in St George Utah? ›
St. George's population is about 65% Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) two dozen other churches are active, including Assembly of God, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Methodist and Presbyterian.What is crime like in St. George Utah? ›
George occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in St. George; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 472. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.Is it expensive to live in St. George Utah? ›
George, UT housing is 2% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 0% . When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2% more in St. George, UT than in the rest of the country, while clothing costs around 2% more .Is St. George Utah good for retirees? ›
Retirees from all over the country are moving to Saint George for its warm climate and beautiful scenery. It is particularly popular with outdoors oriented people. Although the majority of residents are LDS, there are least 24 other churches present in the area and many faiths are now represented.What is the happiest city in Utah? ›
Provo has been ranked #2 most happiest city and #4 most smiliest city in America! Instagram can tell you what's new, what's cool, and what's for dinner.Is Utah good for seniors? ›
Low Crime Rate
Retirees are often targeted as victims for crime. Utah's exceptionally low crime rate of 215.6 crimes per 100,000 makes it a safe place for seniors to call home and trust their neighbors.
Technicalities aside, Utah can be a great place to retire if you like beautiful mountains and nature. Here are some of the top places to retire in Utah according to NewHomeSource. Vernal, Utah is great for hiking. Home prices are reasonable and violent crime is low.What salary do you need to live comfortably in Utah? ›
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|Required annual income after taxes||$32,013||$64,460|
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The three types of venomous snakes found in Utah are the Western rattlesnake, the Mojave rattlesnake, and the Great Basin rattlesnake. The Western rattlesnake is the most common of the three and is found throughout the state, while the Mojave rattlesnake is primarily found in the southwestern part of Utah.
July To August. This is considered the most active season for scorpions. You need to take extra precautions to prevent them from entering your house. Regular checking of your house during these summer months is highly recommended.Do scorpions climb on beds? ›
Scorpions like beds because they often seek shelter of bedding. There should never be anything left hanging from your bed onto the floor. Bark Scorpions love to climb, and can climb clothes, blankets, sheets, etc.Does St. George have 4 seasons? ›
George, Utah for All 4 Seasons.Is St. George dry or humid? ›
St George has some comfortably humid months, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is June (8.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (44.6%). Wind in St George is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April.Why is it so windy in St. George Utah? ›
The air heats up with the rising sun, and it is especially true on the slopes of the Pine Valley Mountains. The air pushes up along the hills and over the tops of the peaks.What's the hottest it gets in St. George Utah? ›
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Utah, 117 °F, was recorded in St. George on July 5, 1985.What are the hottest months in St. George Utah? ›
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|Hottest Month||July (88 °F avg)|
|Coldest Month||December (41 °F avg)|
|Wettest Month||February (0.36" avg)|
|Windiest Month||June (8 mph avg)|
The average temperature in St. George in July for a typical day ranges from a high of 96°F (35°C) to a low of 69°F (20°C). Some would describe it as very warm with a gentle breeze. For comparison, the hottest month in St.How many Mormons live in Saint George? ›
68% of the population are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with the remainder having no religious affiliation (24%) or Catholic (4%). This is in stark contrast to Salt Lake City where the percentage of the population that identifies as Mormon is 35%.Is there a shuttle from St. George to Zion National Park? ›
We offer several Zion National Park shuttle rides every day between St George to Zion National Park. We have expanded our services to become your full-service transportation company! We now offer Executive Shuttle Service, Charter Service, Taxi service and Limo Service.
You can fly into St. George Airport (SGU), which is 30 minutes from Red Mountain Resort, or Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive.Who is the largest employer in St. George Utah? ›
SkyWest Airlines has its corporate headquarters in St. George and is one of the city's most significant companies. Important economic elements in St. George include customer service centers, manufacturers, high-tech companies, distribution facilities and back office operations.What is the religion of St. George Utah? ›
The LDS influence on the St George culture is undeniably significant. It is comprised of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed the 'Mormons', they are more comfortable with the appellation of Latter-day Saint (LDS).What does the D stand for in St. George? ›
The Dixie Hillside D, located in Saint George, Washington County and constructed in 1915 is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Social History. The Hillside “D” was originally constructed to commemorate “Founders Day” for what was then Dixie Academy.Where do most LDS people live? ›
The center of Mormon cultural influence is in Utah, and North America has more Mormons than any other continent, although about half of Mormons live outside the United States.What is the largest Mormon church in Utah? ›
The Salt Lake Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. At 253,015 square feet (23,505.9 m2), it is the largest Latter-day Saint temple by floor area.What percentage of people leave the LDS Church? ›
Some can also become apatheist. A Pew Research report corroborated this, finding in 2015 that 36% of those born Mormon left the religion, with 21% of born Mormons (58% of ex-Mormons) now unaffiliated, 6% evangelical Protestant, and 9% converting to other Protestant, Catholic, or a non-Christian faith.What are the top 3 crimes in Utah? ›
- Destruction, Damage, and Vandalism of Property. ...
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Theft and robbery are the state's two most common violent crimes, with assault being a close second, followed by robbery and burglary.What city in Utah has the worst crime rate? ›
South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, and Roosevelt top the list of the most dangerous cities in the state, with high rates of both violent and property crimes.
On average, Saint George, UT residents spend about $102 per month on electricity. That adds up to $1,224 per year. That's 40% lower than the national average electric bill of $2,037.How much do I need to make to live comfortably in St. George Utah? ›
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The St. George area, where Ford lives, is the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. The influx of people combined with drought has strained its water system and a growing chorus of people fear there won't be enough to go around.Is St. George Utah heavily Mormon? ›
The culture is unique then in the sense that it was settled by pioneers, early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of which about 60% of the population base is still comprised of.Why are so many people moving to St. George Utah? ›
Low Cost of Living
The cost of living in St. George is fairly lower than the rest of the country. Along with affordable housing expenses in St. George, you'll also find that the remainder of your costs are exceptionally low when you start living here.
Southern Utah is home to two high-elevation ski areas that contain generous helpings of what we call (with authority) The Greatest Snow on Earth®.Is it expensive to live in southern Utah? ›
The average cost of living in St. George is $1923, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1907th out of 9294 in our global list, 1764th out of 2202 in the United States, and 31st out of 39 in Utah.What are winters like in southern Utah? ›
In Saint George, the summers are sweltering and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 102°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 109°F.What is the coldest month in St. George Utah? ›
Finally, the summer in St. George tends to get pretty hot. During June, July, and August, high temperatures stay around the 90s and low temperatures only get down into the 70s. It's actually not uncommon to see temperatures into the 100s on many summer days.
George occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in St. George; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 472. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.What is a good salary to live comfortably in Utah? ›
Cost of Living in Utah FAQ
The average salary in Utah is $57,462 per year. How much does it cost to live comfortably in Utah? To live comfortably in Utah, you will need to earn between $43,000 and $66,000 per year. This figure covers your basic needs, including food, transportation, healthcare, and rent.
Saint George, UT minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This is equal to the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25.Is Southern Utah humid? ›
Utah primarily has a dry, semi-arid and desert climate. It is one of the driest states in the country with one of the lowest relative humidity percentages. In December the average highest relative humidity is 74.3% and in July the average lowest humidity is 35.9%.What is the hottest month in Utah? ›
In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 90.6°F.What percentage of St. George is Mormon? ›
Religion. St. George's population is about 65% Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) two dozen other churches are active, including Assembly of God, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Methodist and Presbyterian.What is the Mormon town in southern Utah? ›
Hildale, formerly known as Short Creek Community, was founded in 1913 by members of the Council of Friends, a breakaway group from the Salt Lake City-based the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).