Saint George, Utah is the 7th largest city in Utah. It has become one of the more popular retirement communities in this state. Located in extreme southwestern Utah, it has spectacular red rock bluffs overlooking the town, a mild climate in winter, and terrific recreational opportunities such as hiking in the nearby Zion National Park and many golf courses. The population of the city almost doubled from the year 2000 to over 75,000 people - the area now has about 110,000. The Metro area is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S.
Our innkeeper at a recent stay was a transplant from Los Angeles. Though in her 40s she raved about St. George as a place to live, both for younger people and retirees. The vital downtown, pleasant streets, plentiful restaurants, many active communities with their golf courses, low crime rate, and bustling new airport were just some of the reasons why she chose to live here. One reason why St. George has attracted retirees is that religiously it is more diverse than most other locations in Utah, except for Park City. Although there is strong Mormon presence, people of other faiths are also here in significant numbers. St. George is called Utah's Dixie because of its southern location and the cotton traditionally grown here. For more information about how to retire in Utah or towns like Park City