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St. George – An Ideal Location for Retirement

St. George sits along I-15, and its location in southwestern Utah puts it near many of the state’s most attractive natural wonders. Snow Canyon State Park and Sand Hollow State Park are both close, providing many opportunities to hike and fish. It’s also within a short drive of Zion National Park with its world-famous vistas.

This location also means St. George has a nearly perfect climate. You’ll enjoy warm weather year-round, and it doesn’t rain often either. No matter the season, you can enjoy time outdoors, and this appeals to many active seniors. It is the 7th largest city in the state, and it’s one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.


Major cities near St. George, UT:

  • 107 miles to Las Vegas, NV
  • 258 miles to Glendale, AZ
  • 265 miles to Scottsdale, AZ
  • 272 miles to Mesa, AZ
  • 303 miles to Salt Lake City, UT

Benefits of Retiring in St. George

St. George boasts a beautiful location with towering red bluffs surrounding it. The many recreation options from these state and national parks as well as the city’s multiple golf courses provide a place for active seniors to stay engaged. The city also has a beautiful downtown lined with shopping and dining options for those who enjoy a less rigorous type of activity.

In St. George, residents find greater religious diversity than in many other areas of the state. People of many faiths are welcome here, and most will find a place to worship. It has a diverse population as well, with people in many age groups calling the city home.

Enjoying Life in St. George

If you choose to retire to our Utah senior living community in St. George, you will find that the community offers many things to enjoy. While the state parks and Zion National Park are popular with guests, there are plenty of things to do closer to home as a resident of St. George.

Many residents find the city’s historic downtown to be one of its biggest draws. TwentyFive Main is a popular destination to pick up a classic sandwich or salad while dining out, and if you have a craving for something a bit spicier, head to Cafe Sabor and enjoy fresh cooked Mexican food complete with thick homemade tortillas. For dessert, Larsen’s Frostop is the place to go for a milkshake.

After your meal, head to the Red Hills Desert Garden. Here you can see some of the flora of the area showcased in brilliant color. There are even dinosaur tracks on display. For man-made art, the nearby Kayenta Art Village is the place to shop and explore.

Family Activities in St. George

When your family and grandkids come to visit, St. George will deliver a large number of things to see and do. The Tuacahn Center of the Arts regularly puts on family-friendly shows, and the outdoor venue uses the red rock cliffs as the backdrop. The dunes at Sand Hollow State Park are a great place for adventurous kids and teens, and an ATV ride around them is a great way to spend an afternoon. There are three ghost towns near St. George which are interesting places to explore, and younger kids can play at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park or the St. George Children’s Museum.

St. George Retirement Community

With so many things to do, both for yourself and with your visiting family, St. George is an ideal place to retire. Schedule a tour of our Utah senior living community in St. George today to discover more of these for yourself. Download our free community brochure, Retiring in St. George, to discover everything Ovation Sienna Hills has to offer including assisted living and memory care options.

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