One of the fastest-growing areas in the country, St. George, Utah has emerged as a popular retirement destination thanks to its temperate climate and scenic beauty. Surrounded by unique rock formations and canyons, St. George’s landscape leaves much for its residents to explore, including the nearby Zion National Park.
Besides its natural treasures, the area also features several popular attractions to check out, including museums, art galleries, plus a variety of unique shops and restaurants. In addition, St. George is also home to numerous golf courses, all of which support year-round play. Below, we’ve listed just some of the many active adult communities that call St. George home. All of this is why we named the area as the fourth-best place to retire in 2018.
SunRiver St. George
Located on the outskirts of St. George, SunRiver St. George is a beautiful 55+ community of 2,300 single-family new and resale homes. The community began construction in 1998 and features well-constructed homes that range in size from 1,008 to 3,184 square feet. There are 20 floor plans to choose from, with many homes offering optional spaces such as extended garages, patios, and flex spaces. Many of the homes provide views of the nearby attractions, including Pine Valley Mountain, the Zion National Park, and the golf course.
Amenity-wise, SunRiver St. George features a large clubhouse where residents will find an array of things to do. For staying in shape, the clubhouse includes the NewLife Fitness Center, which comes complete with workout equipment, an aerobics studio, and an indoor swimming pool. Other rooms include a ballroom and multi-purpose rooms, where residents can meet for the many offered clubs at SunRiver St. George. Examples include a book club, computer club, a theater program, and more. Outside, residents will find even more to do, like pickleball, shuffleboard, tennis, and lawn bowling.
Residents will receive a preferred rate at the SunRiver St. George 18-hole golf course. The 5,500 square-foot clubhouse accommodates golfers of every skill-set. Inside, golfers will find Riverwalk Grill, a popular spot to sit back and enjoy a quick lunch while taking in the views of the course and the nearby Pine Valley Mountain.
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club
Entrada at Snow Canyon is a private equity country club community that is built around an 18-hole championship golf course. Featuring 1,682 single-family and attached homes, Entrada at Snow Canyon features a variety of home options that range anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet for patio homes to over 10,000 square feet for large custom estates. Many of the homes provide views of Red Mountain and are within close proximity to hiking and biking trails.
The main highlight of the community is the 18-hole championship golf course. Ranked as Utah’s number one year-round course by Golf Digest Magazine, the course winds through scenic streams and ancient black lava. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, golfers of all skill-sets are encouraged to use the course.
The community also boasts a 22,000 square-foot clubhouse that includes everything from a golf shop and locker rooms to a ballroom, a restaurant, and a lounge area. For your workout, a 13,000 square-foot fitness center is available and includes an aerobics studio and a spin bike area. Other features in the clubhouse include pools, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.
Brio started construction in 2014 and is comprised of 610 single-family homes. Each home ranges from 1,595 to 2,773 square feet and offers two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage. Some homes offer features such as extra spaces for a den or office, dual master bedrooms, large courtyards, tray ceilings, and gas fireplaces.
For entertainment, Brio provides residents a 14,500 square-foot clubhouse, Here, residents will find a 1,500 state-of-the-art fitness center that has both cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Other features include a lounge, card rooms, indoor pools, and social rooms, meaning that it is very easy to socialize and meet some new friends.
The amenities continue outdoors with a pool, spa, and patio all available to sit back and relax at. Pets will also find much to like thanks to the neighborhood pet park. Here, residents can hang out with fellow pet lovers and let their four-legged friends loose to socialize and play with one another.