I love Saint George Utah and I think you would too. My family and I moved to St George five years ago this summer and we have loved every minute. My wife was born and raised in Cedar City Utah, I was born in Roosevelt Utah, and have also lived in Vernal, Provo, and Logan Utah. All of these places were great but none of them can compare to my love of Southern Utah.

These are some of the things we’ve come to love about being in St George —


There is a ridiculous number of parks in St George which is huge when you have four young children as we do. Not only do these parks have the typical grass and playgrounds but many of them have splash pads and shaded play areas. Some of our favorite parks are Thunder Junction which has a splash pad and kids train, Town Square which has a splash pad, a wading stream, and the children’s museum. Located closer to our house are the Hidden Valley Park and Little Valley parks both of which also have splash pads.


St George has miles and miles of trails. Natural and paved trails for walking, biking, skating, and anything else you could do with a trail. Here is a map to give you an idea of just some of what’s available to explore.

Natural Parks:

Within just 100 miles of St George, there are a plethora of fantastic natural sites including, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Kolob Canyon, The Grand Canyon North Rim, Lake Powell, Valley of Fire State Park, Bryce Canyon, Sand Hollow, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Capitol Reef, and Lake Meade.

Entertainment, Arts, and historical sites:

Housed in Southern Utah are some world-class entertainment venues such as Tuacahn, the Shakespeare Festival, and Neil Simon Festival.

Art Galleries are plentiful. Here is a list of galleries in St George and Springdale Areas. In Cedar City, there is also a list of multiple galleries to visit.

As one of the first settlements in Utah St George is rich with Pioneer history. Some interesting places to visit are the LDS Temple and visitor center, the Brigham Young house, and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.


My wife and I both graduated from Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Dixie State University is in St George and is currently one of the fastest-growing schools in the state. The best part about these schools is you get high-quality teachers, smaller classrooms, and tuition that doesn’t take a lifetime to pay for.


Golf – Of course you can’t talk about St George without talking about Golf. There are at least 15 golf courses in Southern Utah between Cedar City and St George. Likewise, just a 30-minute drive south to Mesquite NV offers an additional six courses. So if Golf is your thing, you’ll have plenty to do here.

Pickleball – Thousands of people are discovering St George through Pickleball. Efforts by residents and the city government to expand pickleball courts and tournaments in the area are leading St George to become recognized throughout the country as a major hub for this up-and-coming sport.


Just 30 minutes above Cedar City is the Brian Head Ski Resort.

More information:

If you haven’t seen enough I’d recommend visiting www.visitstgeorge.com for more information on the area.

If you’ve never been to St George Utah you need to plan a trip but be sure to give yourself enough time to really experience all the area has to offer. And if you’re moving to St George you’ll need help financing a new home. We specialize in HECM Reverse Mortgages, as well as VA, FHA, Jumbo, and Conventional financing.

Call or email me today if there is any information I can provide you.

Trevor Carlson

President – Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Heritage Reverse Mortgage




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