Situated in southwest Utah, just along the Nevada and Arizona borders, lies the sparkling resort town of St. George. This sun-drenched city has become a haven for active adults seeking year-round warm weather and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities. Here, retirees can hit the links on a world-class golf course, embark on an invigorating hike with friends, or even strap on their skis for a day of adventure when the first snow falls.
Recently, we named St. George, Utah as number four on our Top 20 Best Places to Retire in 2018 list. Whatever active adults find rewarding and enjoyable, they can pursue it in this dazzling city that offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.
Abundant Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor enthusiasts relish the town’s majestic landscape that features vast contrasts, from the Mojave Desert at 2,000 feet above sea level to the 10,000-foot Alpine wilderness on the ridges of Pine Valley Mountain. The whole region beckons to be explored, whether active adults are passionate about horseback riding, road cycling, mountain biking, or simply taking a nature walk along the city’s miles of paved hiking trails.
There’s no shortage of interesting things to do in this alluring town. Retirees can take a trip back in time by exploring a ghost town or the city’s historical pioneer buildings. Or, they can discover the area’s natural wonders by sightseeing in canyons, coves, and cactus gardens. For golfers, St. George is a true delight.
Considered the golf capital of Utah, golfers can play year-round on one of the city’s eleven public, semi-private, and private golf courses. Adventure seekers can embrace adrenaline-pumping activities such as skydiving or ziplining. Those who want to see Utah and the breathtaking Zion National Park from above can take an aerial tour by helicopter or hot air balloon.
After a day exploring the sights and sounds of the desert, residents can head to St. George's quaint downtown and enjoy a quiet meal at a local eatery or take in the vibrant nightlife, The city boasts a variety of cultural events throughout the year.
With nearly half of the city’s population over age 62, according to Livability, active adults find themselves among friends. It’s easy to get to know other people in this charming destination, which is Utah’s eighth-largest city. And with Las Vegas only two hours away, active adults have easy access to 24-hour casinos and every imaginable entertainment.
When retirees decide to make the move to St. George, they can choose from three distinctive age-restricted communities. With homes starting in the low $200s, SunRiver St. George allows many active adults to enjoy all the finer things without going beyond their budget. The 55+ community offers an 18-hole championship golf course, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and outdoor sports courts. It's no wonder SunRiver St. George's reputation continues to grow among active adults.
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is a gated community boasting both elegant patio homes and extravagant custom estates exceeding 10,000 square feet. This neighborhood is revered for its exceptional golf experience.
Retirees can also explore Brio, a new 55+ community that will contain 610 single-family homes upon completion. Residents can enjoy a 14,500 square-foot clubhouse with social rooms, a lounge, and a card room.
Active adults who want to soak up the region’s natural beauty and wonders can reside in comfortable elegance at an age-restricted community in St. George.