Known as Utah’s Dixie, St. George is becoming a popular destination for both vacationers and active adult retirees. The area offers spectacular mountain and desert vistas, diverse shopping centers and popular recreations like golf, tennis, and hiking. Nature lovers particularly love a trip to nearby Zion National Park or Snow Canyon State Park.
The rapidly growing city of St. George is located in the southeast corner of Utah, about 35 minutes from Mesquite, Nevada, and three hours from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. St. George borders the Arizona state line and lies at the northeastern edge of the Mojave Desert.
Red rock formations give the city a striking backdrop and its low elevation offers a hot, sunny climate. Summers in the St. George area are hot and dry, with peak daytime temperatures often climbing over 100 degrees. There is very little rain in St. George from April through June, but storms are common from mid-July through mid-September. Winters are relatively mild with days in the mid-50s but nighttime temperatures often below freezing. Snow is rare but possible, although there is little accumulation.
As the largest city in Southeast Utah, St. George attracts shoppers from all around with big box stores like Target and Walmart, as well as a large shopping mall with well-known chain stores like JCPenney, Sears, Dillards, Foot Locker, Bath and Body Works, and American Eagle Outfitters. St. George also has plenty of local boutiques, antiques shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Activities & Entertainment
Visitors and locals alike enjoy the scenic beauty in the St. George area by visiting attractions such as Zion National Park, Dixie National Forest, and Snow Canyon State Park. Bryce Canyon National Park is also within easy distance for a day or weekend trip. These spectacular parks offer unforgettable sights and ample opportunity for hiking, climbing and other outdoor recreations.
Active adults who prefer to enjoy nature on the links will love St. George’s beautiful and challenging golf courses. Area golfers have their pick of settings including the municipal St. George Golf Club, the 27 holes of championship golf at Sunbrook Golf Club, and the golfer-friendly course at Dixie Red Hills Golf Club.
St. George also offers plenty of entertainment in the form of movies and performing arts. The Tuacahn Amphitheatre features a variety of concerts, touring Broadway plays and other performances. For movie lovers, IMAX films are even more exciting at the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre. Measuring 60 feet high and 82 feet across, it is one of the largest movie screens in the world.
While St. George is a great place to visit, active adults who choose to relocate to the area may find their ideal dream home in an age-restricted or age-targeted community. With plans for 2,200 homes, SunRiver St. George is an impressive 55+ development with numerous amenities including a golf course and a 29,000 square-foot clubhouse. Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is open to all ages, yet this golf community appeals to active adults with resort-style amenities and diverse homes. Whether visiting or relocating, St. George is a popular Utah destination which offers a great location, spectacular scenery and plenty of local attractions.