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About Hurricane City, Utah
Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah. It lies approximately 3200 feet in elevation, and is located in the extreme southwest corner of Utah - near both the Arizona and Nevada borders.
Hurricane is nestled in the Hurricane Valley along with two other towns, LaVerkin and Toquerville. Services available locally include grocery stores such as WalMart, hardware stores, banking, a pharmacy, natural foods, churches, medical access with urgent care, plus much more.
Cafés and fast food are available in Hurricane, while residents utilize the nearby city of St. George for further shopping, entertainment and dining services. St. George is located about a 25 minute drive south west, along I-15.
First settled in 1896, Hurricane allegedly received its name after a strong wind blew the top off a buggy in which Erastus Snow was riding. Snow exclaimed, "Well, that was a Hurricane. We'll name this Hurricane Hill!". It’s most likely named for the Hurricane Fault that runs along the city’s northeast edge - but, either way, the city is aptly named!
Hurricane is pronounced "Her-ah-kun" by the local residents, mimicking the accent of early Liverpudlian settlers. Like many areas of southwestern Utah, such as St. George, the Hurricane area has undergone large population growth since the 1970s.
Several Washington County School District Schools serve Hurricane including two elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school and Hurricane High School.
Hurricane City, UT Real Estate
Hurricane spans approximately ten miles from the center of town to its western city limits. This area includes a variety of home developments and neighborhoods.
Young families will find communities catering to their needs while retirees and second-home seekers will find golf course real estate opportunities at Sky Mountain and Sand Hollow Resort as well as Elim Valley, a master-planned, European-style community.
At Ellis & Co., we’re experts in Hurricane City and Southern Utah real estate. Reach out today and we can arrange a viewing of your dream home at your earliest convenience.
Things To Do In Hurricane City
Living in Hurricane City, Utah is an outdoor lover's dream!
The city is located just 18 miles from the incredible Zion National Park, home to Zion Canyon. This vast national park offers picturesque trails, red rock climbing, camping and much more.
Hurricane City is also close to two reservoirs, which are also state parks. Sand Hollow Reservoir and Quail Lake are both located just five miles west of town. Both are popular boating, fishing, swimming and camping destinations.
Hurricane City is also a golf lover's dream. Two golf courses serve the Hurricane area: municipal course Sky Mountain Golf Course and public course Sand Hollow Golf Resort. Both offer excellent challenges and spectacular views year-round.
If you’re feeling less active, Hurricane is only about a 25-minute drive from St. George. This city is home to some amazing Art Museums, bars and restaurants. Should you fancy doing a bit more driving in search of fun - you’re only about a 2 hour drive from the lights of Vegas!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Hurricane, Utah best known for?
A. Hurricane, Utah is known for its beautiful green spaces, which includes a number of golf courses and parks, as well as its stunning scenery that is perfect for touring via off-road vehicles.
Q. Is Hurricane, Utah a good place to live?
A. The city of Hurricane combines quiet residential streets with lush greenery with convenience of being only a short drive away from St. George. Those who live in Hurricane like that it is a little piece of paradise with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Q. What’s the weather like in Hurricane, Utah?
A. Hurricane, Utah has hot summers and cold winters, with generally very little precipitation. There are no actual hurricanes.
Q. How do you pronounce Hurricane, Utah?
A. “Hurricane” is not pronounced “Her-ih-cane” but rather “Her-a-kun.” This is because the early settlers in this area came from Liverpool, and the locals adopted the accent from this northwestern English city.
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