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Pros

-Nearby national parks
-Dry climate
-Employment growth

Cons

-Summer heat
-Isolation
-Rapid growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About St. George Metro Area


St. George, 8 miles from the Arizona border along I-15, is a retirement community adjacent some of the most attractive mountain and recreational areas in the country. The surrounding red-rock terrain is stunning and Zion National Park is 30 miles to the northeast. Surrounding areas offer extensive recreation opportunities, including golf, hiking and even skiing.

Employment is hard to find outside of the large and growing construction, retail and service sectors, and for such an isolated small city, living and housing costs are uncomfortably high. Violent crime rates are exceptionally low. The area is 115 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the nearest major city with services.

The St. George area is located in an area of undulating arid hills and red-rock bluffs south of the more heavily forested areas of the Dixie National Forest to the north and Zion to the east. The climate is typical dry, mid-altitude desert and features pleasant winters with occasional cold snaps and dry snow but little to no accumulation. Winter nights average just below freezing, with daytime highs in the 50’s and 60’s. Summers are warm to uncomfortably hot with frequent 100-plus weather, although temperatures in nearby mountains can be much cooler. Daily temperature ranges are wide. There are occasional summer thunderstorms particularly during the June “monsoon” season, though rain is much more likely in nearby mountains.


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Quick Facts About St. George


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in St. George is 3.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. George jobs have Increased by 5.42 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. George's cost of living is 1.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, St. George's population is 73,421 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 45.29 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in St. George is $196,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    St. George public schools spend $7,788 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21.5 students per teacher in St. George.

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Saint George a wonderful place to live
Saint George is comprised of many little neighborhoods. I have lived here for 40 years. The climate is beautiful but dry. We really only get two major seasons, summer... (read more)
Return to the Dream of the 1950's- early 1960's
Utah police are trained in Saint George with the result of a plethora of police presence mostly on BIKES! They patrol the streets at night. It is safe to walk downtown... (read more)
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