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Retirement Living in South West Utah/St. George area - Utah

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Area Description

St. George and South West Utah are consistently ranked by multiple national ranking and media companies as one of the top places to live as well as retire in the US. St. George metro is ranked as one of the fastest growing in the nation. The region is in the upper Mojave desert, 120 miles from Las Vegas Nevada, a dozen golf courses, over 40 miles of paved exclusive biking/jogging and walking trails along the regions waterways, and canyons. The community is home to Dixie State University, a very fast growing student population with a dynamic arts and sports program. The area is home to Dixie Regional Medical Center with a nationally recognized cardiac program, neuro-surgical program, and internationally recognized oncology research and treatment "Precision Genomic's Cancer Research Center." A new regional airport with airline service to DEN, SLC, PHX and LA. A full time symphony orchestra, numerous galleries, theater including the Tuachan Center featuring big name concerts. 4 National Parks with in a very short drive as well as State Parks and recreation areas with in minutes. A city parks system that includes everything from carousels, "erupting volcano," a small gauge rail train, etc. We are bisected by I-15 with winter snow skiing/boarding 90 miles away. Nevada casino's and gaming less than 30 minutes. Truly a unique area that is being discovered by thousands of new residents each year. You Tube DISCOVERSTGEORGE

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   St. George is known as "the Fitness City." Virtually surrounded by State and National Parks as well as Recreation areas that include close proximity reservoirs and the large "inland oceans" of lakes Mead and Powell. Zion National Park is 40 minutes from down town St. George. Grand and Bryce canyon are just a short drive. Water and snow ski the same day in the spring. Broadway in the desert at the 2,000+ seat Tuachan Center in stunning red rock canyons just minutes away. Nationally ranked College as well as multiple high school sports programs. Nationally ranked "Sr. Games" as well as the St. George Marathon held in the 1st week of October.

Cultural Activities

Art, natural history, galleries, plays, the South West Symphony Orchestra with a regularly scheduled season, several scheduled arts street fairs, many jazz, individual celebrity performances and big name concerts held through out the year in numerous venues through out the region both in and out of doors.

Public transportation

I-15 and an exceptional surface streets system. SunTran public bus system. Multiple round trip daily flights to Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles via Delta/American and United via Sky West Airlines which is based in St. George.

Medical Facilities

Dixie Regional Medical Center and a Precision Genomics Center in association with world renowned Standford Universities research program.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  28.5  41.4  54.3  1.4 "  0.6 "
 Feb  33.0  47.0  61.0  1.2 "  0.5 "
 Mar  39.0  53.6  68.3  1.4 "  0.3 "
 Apr  45.0  60.9  76.8  0.6 "  0.0 "
 May  53.6  69.9  86.2  0.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  62.0  79.3  96.7  0.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.7  85.3  101.8  0.6 "  0.0 "
 Aug  67.3  83.4  99.5  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  58.7  75.5  92.3  0.7 "  0.0 "
 Oct  46.1  63.1  80.1  0.8 "  0.0 "
 Nov  34.7  49.4  64.1  0.9 "  0.1 "
 Dec  28.1  41.4  54.8  0.7 "  0.5 "

Short winters, long spring season, long hot dry summers and long falls. Note; Pine Mountain recreation area with cool alpine climate is just 20 minutes away for a quick escape from mid-summer's heat.

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Cost of Living for South West Utah/St. George area, UT

South West Utah/St. George area, Utah cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Almost any housing option is available with most seniors leaning towards planned developments and senior communities with wide ranging activities available.

Senior Assistance in South West Utah/St. George area, UT

South West Utah/St. George area, Utah offers the following assistance for seniors:

All of the choices offered above along with unique independent living centers with 1 car garages, 1 and 2 bedroom units with virtually all house keeping and meals provided in a community restaurant.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Mentoring, assisting at the regional medical center, the "welcome center", chamber of commerce as well as serving in the various historic sites

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