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St. George, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska: Great Cities for Retirement

There’s a reason Ovation by Avamere retirement communities chose Omaha, NE for Ovation Heartwood Preserve and St. George, UT for Ovation Sienna Hills – both are great cities for retirees looking to make the most out of their golden years.

There’s Lots to do in an Ovation by Avamere Retirement Community


Part of what makes Ovation by Avamere communities so special are the many amenities included on the properties themselves. With several restaurants, bistros, coffee bars, wine bars, lounges and convenience stores located in the community, residents never have to travel far for great food and beverages, or friendly peers to share them with. As a luxury active retirement community, we take the quality of our cuisine seriously with highly trained executive chefs in restaurants ranging from fast and casual to elegant and luxurious.

There are also a diverse array of entertainment and shopping opportunities available for anyone who wants to stay active or is looking for something fun to do. From our rooftop social clubs and movie theater to Ovation’s beautiful pools, engaging wellness and fitness classes and fully stocked fitness rooms, residents have no shortage of activities to fill their time.

Individual residences at Ovation by Avamere are also filled with cutting-edge gadgets and entertainment options. The advanced smart home technologies they incorporate reflect the younger age of the active retirees who call Ovation by Avamere communities home.

Our goal is to help each resident enjoy the ideal retirement they envision. Many retirees who join an Ovation by Avamere community use it as a home base while they travel the country and world. Others make full use of the many entertainment and dining options within the community itself.

Rest assured, even if you do stay near home, there’s still plenty to do in the cities surrounding Ovation Sienna Hills in St. George, Utah and Ovation Heartwood Preserve in Omaha, Nebraska.

St. George, Utah Retirement


The website, which provides resources for people seeking life in active adult communities, ranked St. George number 4 or their list of the 20 Best Places to Retire. They cite Utah’s central location between several exciting regions, St. George’s proximity to national parks and a plethora of local museums and festivals as some of the features that make the city a great retirement choice.

Arizona and the Grand Canyon are close by, as well as the Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin. Nevada and Las Vegas are a short trip away, as are Zion National Park and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site.

Local festivals and events include the St. George Arts Festival, Washington County Fair and the Jubilee of Trees. Some of the local museums and venues include the St. George Arts Museum, Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum and the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

St. George is also home to a quaint historic downtown district, which features an array of welcoming shops, boutiques and a bounty of great restaurants.

Omaha, Nebraska Retirement


A recent Kipling article ranked Omaha as one of the 12 best cities in the nation for retiring in good health, which essentially means it’s a great city with a lot of exercise activities. They cite Omaha’s abundance of bike paths and great weather for most of the year as major factors that allow residents to stay active.

From a retiree’s perspective, it’s hard to beat Omaha when it comes to health care accessibility. The city is home to several renowned, cutting-edge facilities, including medical centers at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University as well as Think Whole Person Healthcare.

In addition to easy access to health care, there’s also plenty of stuff for retirees to do in Omaha. There’s golfing at courses like Sand Hills Golf Club, fishing at Lake McConaughy, an arboretum and bird sanctuary to enjoy at the Lauritzen Gardens, a great antique and collectables scene at the Railroad Towne Antique Mall, theatre to enjoy at the Omaha Community Playhouse and a truly world-class collection of animals at the renowned Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Fans of airplanes, aerospace technology and military history will have a lot to explore and study at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. Omaha retirees looking for the rush of gaming don’t have to travel all the way to Las Vegas – the Ralston Keno hall is a great venue that also features a full-service restaurant, other games like billiards and darts, plus a bunch of televisions for watching sports events with friends and other patrons.

You’ll Never Want for Entertainment Options at an Ovation by Avamere Community


Whether you make your home in Omaha or St. George, you can rest assured there will always be new things to discover and reliable tried-and-true entertainment options to return to time and again when you choose Ovation by Avamere.

You can learn more about Ovation Heartwood Preserve in Omaha, NE by calling 402.999.7900 or Ovation Sienna Hills in St. George, UT by calling 435.429.0000.