About St. George

Find out why thousands of people make St. George, Utah their home.

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St. George is always giving families something to do, and this summer is no different. The seventh annual Sunset on the Square movie program will provide families with a free movie in the park every 2nd Friday all summer long. Nearly 2,000 people gather at Town Square Park at 175 East 200 North in St. George to start the movies around dusk, usually around 5:00. Here is a preview of this summer’s movies and events:

May 22 - Big Hero 6

  • Rated: PG
  • Running time: 93 minutes
  • Synopsis: Hiro, his robot pal Baymax and their high-tech friends become unlikely heroes.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
  • Special Events:4:30 PM - Girls on the Run First Annual Race
  • 6:00 PM - Third Annual Cherry Creek Country Showdown

June 12 - Mr. Peabody and Sherman

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The National Parks surrounding Utah are providing a boost to the economy, according to a report by the National Parks Service. Specifically, Southern Utah received $433 million in economic benefits due to national park visitors in 2014.

Visitors come to the area and they need transportation, fuel, food and places to stay. The prime real estate in St. George means residents reap a lot of the rewards of visitor spending.

The study reports that most of the spending went towards lodging, followed by food and then gas and oil. Since Washington County is usually the last stop for many people traveling to these national parks, most of that money is going into the St. George economy. For every $1 spent on National Parks, there is a $10 return on

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Although it is still February, it’s time to start thinking about spring break in St.George, and this means more than just your family’s spring break.St. George plays host to many events that attract athletes, runners and tourists during this time of year. While it may feel like the north is invading, there are some things you can do to manage the influx.

Prepare for Crowds

More people means more crowds, everywhere. While St. George is never really crowded, stores and restaurants can get a little busier this time of year. Allow time for a little more traffic while traveling and don’t be surprised if you need to wait a longer at stores and restaurants. Mentally preparing and adjusting for the crowds will make spring break season a lot easier.

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The Utah State legislature is currently in the middle of their 2015 session, and one of the big issues is clean air, again. While St. George and surrounding Southern Utah don’t deal with the inversion and pollution that’s such an issue in Salt Lake City, DSU Sustainability Club President would like the region to be proactive in its fight against pollution.

How St. George Residents Can Reduce Pollution

Last Saturday, the DSU Sustainability club held a rally on campus to accompany similar rallies going on around the state. Anderson told St. George News that he hopes DSU students and St. George residents can implement greener habits. “If we get more students riding bikes than using cars,” he told St. George News, “that’s helping the air.”

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If you’re looking for some holiday fun in St. George this season, we have put together a list of some of the greatest local traditions. Many of these are annual traditions that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Christmas Light Spectacular

Hedgehog Electric has provided a map of some of the best Christmas light displays in the city. You won’t have to search around anymore! Additionally, they are also donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity for every Facebook “like” they get during the month of December. Go to their Facebook page, find their map, and like their page for some holiday cheer!

Christmas Performances

One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season is to go see a performance around town. Plays and ballets are a great way to

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If you pay attention, you may notice a few more Dixie State University flags and t-shirts around St. George. This increase of paraphernalia is part of a PR campaign by the new university president, Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams, to try to involve St. George in the Dixie school spirit.

Dr. Williams’ goal is to “create an engagement between the university and the community that is unmatched anywhere else in the country.” as reported by The Spectrum.

While Dixie State has been around since 1911, St. George hasn’t really embraced the college town feel like its Utah counterparts in Provo and Logan have. There are many reasons to embrace school spirit and enjoy the perks of a nearby university. Here are a few reasons St. George residents can benefit from

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Did you know that, as of 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau declared St. George, Utah as the one of the top two fastest growing metropolitan areas? With a 2012 population of 144,809 and counting, it is clear that St. George is attracting a large number of Americans, and swaying a number of them to permanently call the region home. What are the some of the top reasons people are moving to St. George, Utah?

A Rich History, With Dinosaurs

In 1861, Brigham Young, the president of the Church of the Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, began a cotton mission in St. George, Utah. During the same year, and around the beginning of the Civil War, Young established a settlement in Washington County, Utah. As a result, the area boasts deep religious roots, and a breadth of Civil…
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Golfing in St. George, Utah: Come to Play and Stay!

A.A. Milne, an author best known for creating the Winnie the Pooh stories, once explained, “Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.” Whether you are
only just beginning to swing a nine iron, a retired pro or just a person puttering around somewhere in between, in St. George, Utah, you are certain to find plenty of golf courses to practice and play on.

Long hailed as a stunning golf community, residents of Washington County, Utah, can enjoy the game of golf year round, all set against one of the most beautiful red rock backdrops in the world. The temperate climate and the abundance of space have quickly made St. George home to some of the best courses

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Big City Culture & Small Town Hospitality

When considering moving to a smaller community, some people fear the lack of culture and arts that might be available for entertainment and enjoyment. However, there is no need for such fear if you are thinking about relocating to St. George, Utah.

The stunning desert landscape of this Southern Utah area lends itself nicely to the arts, and because of this many organizations, theaters, galleries, concert series, readings series and artisans call St.
George, Utah home.

Before contemplating any homes for sale in any area, it is important to know more about the local community and culture. While St. George may be a smaller community, there are far too many cultural and artistic aspects to discuss in a single

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A Lifetime of Adventure

Living in St. George, Utah, promises a life time of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you love to hike, rock climb, 4WD, dirt-bike, mountain-bike, camp, backpack or simply take a drive through some beautiful country, you should certainly consider homes for sale in this area.

Called an “Outdoor Mecca” by many, St. George, Utah, and its surrounding lands, offers something for everyone. Located only an hour from both Bryce and Zion National Parks, when you live in St. George you truly live near some of our country’s most treasured lands.

Just North of St. George, Zion National Park offers breathtaking views of Zion and Kolob canyons. This beautiful valley promises gorgeous scenery and lots of wildlife year

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