I recently retired after a 30 year career in education in Salt Lake City, Utah. I moved with my husband to St. George upon retirement and began blogging for the David Ellis Group of Keller Williams. After working every day for 30 years it has been a wonderful adjustment. According to TopRetirements.com, St. George (the 7th largest city in Utah) has become one of the more popular retirement communities in the nation. St. George is located in extreme southwestern Utah, with spectacular red rock bluffs overlooking the town, a mild climate in winter, and numerous, terrific recreational opportunities. TopRetirements.com describes St. George as "one of the fastest growing areas in the United States."
I love St. George. I feel like I am on vacation every day. There are so many things to do! St. George is located at 2,840 feet above sea level. The days are starting to get hot, but I love how everything cools down at night and the mornings are beautiful. The opportunity for recreation is endless in St. George. I am taking up golf, after not playing for several years. There are numerous opportunities to play golf in St. George. I love to paddleboard and there are several state parks within 20 minutes of my home: Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Lake State Park and Gunlock Reservoir not to mention Lake Mead National Park which is about an hour and a half away. The hiking opportunities can’t be matched in St. George. I recently hiked to my first slot canyon last week and it was incredibly beautiful. I have learned a new sport – pickleball – which I blogged about a few days ago. I learned that people travel to play on the pickleball courts at Little Valley that I can walk to from my home. My brothers come to St. George for the incredible rock climbing opportunities and my mom enjoys learning the history of St. George by visiting the museums, antique stores and ghost towns nearby. My great, great grandfather was a Pony Express rider and my parents have traced and driven some of the pony express trail near St. George. I enjoy the benefits of having a Washington County library card and have been able to find resources for anything I want to learn about.
Those are just some of the reasons I feel like I am on vacation every day as a retiree in St. George, Utah. If you are thinking of moving to St. George, retiring in St. George or even just visiting the city, I highly recommend it.