St. George is located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Utah, and is the county seat of Washington County, Utah. The city is 119 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and 303 miles south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15.
From 1990, St. George became one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas within the United States. This trend continued through 2007, when growth slowed substantially. St. George is the population and commercial center of Utah's "Dixie", a nickname given to the area when Mormon pioneers grew cotton in the warm climate. St. George's trademark is its geology — red bluffs make up the northern part of the city with two peaks covered in lava rock in the city's center. The northeastern edges of the Mojave Desert are visible to the south, Zion National Park can be seen to the east, and the Pine Valley Mountains loom over the city to the north and northwest.
The St. George area is one of the most beautiful places in the country to live. With a year-round mild climate, its residents love to take advantage of the many benefits of living in Southern Utah. Running, biking, golf, tennis, hiking, and the National Parks are just a few of the activities that make St. George perfect for your active lifestyle.
St. George is most commonly known for its world-renowned landscape. Red sandstone mesas border the city to the north, while lava peaks shadow the city’s center. You can see the edges of the Mojave Desert to the northeast and the beautiful Pine Valley Mountain rests over the city to the north. Zion National Park is also visible to the horizon in the east. The weather has more in common with the deserts that surround Utah than with the cold northern part of the state, with warm summers and little or no snow during the winter seasons.
St. George is being recognized nationally and internationally as a sanctuary for visitors, residents and business. In the summer of 2008, St. George was acknowledged by Inc. Magazine as the 2nd best city in the United States for business. In June of 2008 U.S. News and World Report called St. George “One of 10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts.” Where to Retire Magazine, which has routinely rated St. George as one of the great places in the U.S. to retire, has now listed St. George as one of eight “hot spots” for retirement home values.
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