April Gates from the St George office was Featured in Distinctive property magazine

What Makes St. George So Special?

Surrounded by three distinct ecoregions (Colorado Plateau, the Mojave Desert and Great Basin), St. George is the launching point for diverse sights and experiences. The Grand Canyon is only 45 minutes away, and the glittering lights of Las Vegas are just a two-hour drive southwest. But according to local Realtor® April Gates, it’s the city itself that inspires buyers to seek luxury homes in Utah’s southern gem.

“St. George was recently ranked as the fastest growing metro area in America,” said the ERA-affiliated luxury real estate agent. “People come here for a myriad of reasons, including the weather, safety, kindness of locals and the unlimited things to do if you want to stay active.”

Always a big draw for vacationers, adventure-seekers and retirees, St. George has now become a prime destination for luxury homebuyers, who seek a harmonious balance between beauty, recreation and just the right amount of metro trappings. According to Gates, the city’s impressive growth has translated to luxury spas, championship golf and boutique shopping, in addition to its celebrated outdoor recreation assets.

“St. George was recently ranked as the fastest growing metro area
in America.

Activities and Attractions

A popular destination for people of all ages and interests, St. George offers mild to warm weather and many upscale amenities. The city is home to dozens of golf courses, including Copper Rock and the highly-rated Entrada at Snow Canyon, as well as popular destination resorts such as Atara and Red Mountain. Climbers can explore majestic sandstone destinations, including Snow Canyon State Park, Green Valley Gap and Pioneer Park.

Second only to Yellowstone in annual visitation, Zion National Park is a big bucket-list destination with incomparable natural beauty. But locals like Gates are quick to point out that there are also plenty of exceptional outdoor attractions just outside their front doors.

“We are known for our varied outdoor activities, including golf, pickleball and ATV trails,” said Gates. “There are reservoirs for paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing. It’s also an incredible environment for biking and hiking. In fact, the Ironman just had their world championship here because of the amazing terrain.”

In addition to its incredible beauty and outdoor recreation, the area is home to art museums and natural history museums, such as the thrilling St. George Dinosaur Museum.

And just a few minutes away in the nearby city of Ivins, thousands
of visitors eagerly gather for live performances at Tuacahn Amphitheater, widely known as “Broadway in the Desert.” Gates notes that the city also hosts celebrated annual events, including The Huntsman World Senior Games, the world’s biggest multi-sport senior competition.

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