by David Ellis
on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 7:12pm.
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 round. With a variety of hikes to choose from, visitors can find the perfect trail for their endurance and strength level. Some world-famous trails include Angel's Landing, Observation Point and The Emerald Pools. There are plenty of backcountry adventures to be had in Zion as well. The Subway Canyon, a strenuous backcountry route incorporates canyoneering and repelling. The Subway is perhaps the most photographed area in all of the park.
Along I-15, at Exit 16 you can also easily spend a day in Bryce Canyon. Like Zion, Bryce offers incredible rock formations and an abundance of foliage and wildlife to take in. While there is also plenty of hiking and camping to be done in Bryce, this National Park lends itself particularly well to those who like to drive. Recommended stops include Sunrise, Sunset and Inspiration Viewpoints.
If you are considering moving to St. George, but are more interested in the amount of public lands, there is no need to worry. While there are many State and National Parks in the area, there are also miles and miles of BLM land. BLM land, due to less use regulations, offers users the opportunity to hike, camp, 4WD, rock climb, dirt-bike and mountain bike at will. These areas are fee-free and completely open to the public day and night.
The City of St. George recognizes the incredible asset the local landscape is to the community. Because of this, great effort has been put into providing plenty of paved bike and walking trails around town as well. These lovely paths are well lit, well maintained and very safe ways to enjoy the great outdoors without even leaving the city. Most trails wind along stretches of river or by beautiful rock and butte formations.
Of course, the very best way to truly get to know the outdoor wonders this area offers is to buy a home in St. George, Utah, and begin exploring. If you are interested in the area's real estate market, you should contact a quality real estate agent. This agent will be able to show you homes in both rural and more residential areas. There are many homes for sale in St. George right now. Whether you are relocating a large family to the area, looking for a small bungalow or something in between, there are plenty of options to choose from. A qualified real estate agent will help you find the perfect fit.
By working with an agent you are comfortable with, you can find the home that is right for you. Many homes for sale in St. George are very affordable, and the accompanying landscape is simply priceless.