St. George, UT

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St. George, UT

About St. George, UT

St. George, Utah sits on the edge of the Virgin River just south of Zion National Park providing plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors - take a tour of nearby Snow Canyon State Park or enjoy some disc golf at Sunbrook Disc Golf Course. Small resort town - Extreme southwest Utah, near Arizona and Nevada borders.

State: Utah
County: Washington County
Metro Area: St. George Metro Area
City: St. George
Zip Codes: 84790 84770
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Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2880 ft above sea level

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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St. George Cost of Living

Nearby national parks, dry climate, and employment growth make St. George a great place to live.

+30.3% higher than avg
-8.5% lower than avg
$950 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-20.8% lower than avg
St. George Crime
29.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of St. George
   Nearby national parks
Summer heat
   Dry climate
   Employment growth
Rapid growth and sprawl
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Very low paying jobs. Very few corporate companies you could have a career at. Very expensive housing. Very unaccepting of non mormons. A very lazy city hall that  More

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We recently moved here and this are our thoughts: - Landscape wise no doubts this is one of the most beautiful places we have been - Public spaces are very clean, well  More

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I have lived in St. George for 8 months and love it so far. I agree that there are not a lot of jobs and most have low pay so this may not be a good place if your  More

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