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St. George/Washington County is situated in the southwest corner of Utah, just
six miles from the Arizona State line on Interstate I-15. St. George, the
county seat, is the largest city in southern Utah. The area's population is now
over 130,000 .Utah is the 5th fastest growing state and is expected to be so
through at least 2010. Washington County continues to be one of Utah's
fastest growing counties. In recent figures relating to net in-migration
to Utah, Washington County accounts for over 50% of all net in-migration to the
entire state. "With this said no one expects to see any slowdown of
population growth or demand for commercial or residential building in all of
southern Utah." "Washington County" has been discovered."
The greater St. George, Utah area features a mild, snow-free climate; fiber
optic communications; interstate transportation; proactive, business-friendly
government; and a state college, all in a recreational paradise offering some of
the most beautiful scenery in the world. Washington County's population is
over 130,000 and growing with about 1,000 new residents each month.
The city is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by impressive red,
sandstone cliffs. Zions National Park and Bryce Canyon are only a few
hours away. Brian Head provides great skiing in the wintertime and a mountain
retreat in the summertime. The desert climate promotes year round
recreation and leisure activities. St George is know as the "Year 'Round Golf
Capital of Utah" and offers now 11 great, scenic golf courses.
Lifestyle, low cost of living and
doing business, infrastructure, work force and climate put all the elements in
place for a resilient economic future for existing and new business in the St.
George area. Washington County has enjoyed a very diverse, ever growing,
and robust economy since the mid 1960's.
Picture clear, blue, sunny skies, add a few white fluffy clouds, red rock
mountains, green golf courses, picturesque walking trails, thriving businesses,
great shopping and you've got a picture of living and working in the St George
area. Join us "where the summer sun spends the winter!"
As the hub of southern Utah, St. George is surrounded by a tapestry of brilliant
red cliffs, manicured green golf courses and picture blue skies. The city
bustles with many specialty shops, an enclosed mall, the Dixie Center's
convention facilities, IHC, a new state-of-the art medical campus, Dixie State
College, St George Municipal Airport, as well as many fine restaurants and
lodging accommodations. The city boasts of numerous parks and walking
trails that surround and loop the city and is home to two world famous spas:
the Green Valley Spa and the Red Mountain Spa located in Ivins.
The St. George Marathon, The
Huntsman Senior Games, The April Art Festival, Ironman and many other events are
held in St. George every year.
City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770-5800
Nestled at the base of the majestic
cliffs of Red Mountain lies the community of Ivins. No where in the United
States can you find a more breath-taking scenic area. Located northwest of
St George, away from the busy I-15 corridor, you can enjoy the quiet beauty of
the desert. Besides the red sandstone mountains you'll find white
sandstone canyons and black lava flows adding the color and beauty.
Residents and visitors can take advantage of hiking or biking along the city's
paved trails, which connect with other trails inside nearby Snow Canyon State
Park, St George and Santa Clara. The unique, desert community of Kayenta
is located in the City of Ivins and many of its residents of Ivins are retirees
and professionals who have fallen in love the towering red mountains.
Ivins is home to the Red Mountain
Resort, The Adventure Spa, a leading health and fitness center (recently
ranked as the No. fitness resort by Fitness Magazine) and
the Tuachan Amphitheater, a 2,000-seat amphitheater for open-air productions and
is often called "The Broadway of the Desert." Adjacent to the
amphitheater is Tuachan High School, a charter school specializing in curriculum
for the performing arts. Kayenta's Xetava Gardens, Datura Art Gallery, Zia
Pottery Studio as well as the Snow Canyon Clinic are, also, located in this
scenic community. Snow Canyon Clinic's imaging center features the newest
and most technically advance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems providing
the most state-of-the-art medical care.
Ivins has a commitment to expanding the commercial development in Ivins, said
City Manager, Judy Gubler. New commercial developments with mixed uses and
pedestrian oriented "Village" feel are in the planning stages to take advantage
of Ivin's low-stress scenic surroundings.
Ivins City Office, 55 N Main
St., Ivins, UT 84738
Phone: 435-628-0606 Web:
Santa Clara was named by Spanish
explorers in honor of a saint. "Santa means a female saint and "Clara'
means a short interval of fair weather. In the spring of 1854,
missionaries came and stayed with the Paiute Indians living in the area.
Later that year, Jacob Hamblin and company arrived in the valley and worked with
the 800-member Paiute tribe, who were already farming along the Santa Clara
Creek. Together they built the first irrigation canal, and the first
cotton grown in the Utah Territory.
Today you can enjoy their historic tree-lined streets which are only minutes
from St George. This historic community was built on banks of the Santa Clara
Creek and was the considered the oasis of the area especially for
travelers going to Southern California. Dennis Drake, mayor of Santa Clara
wants the city to continue to be a blossoming town rising in the middle of a
desert. The population is now approximately 5,000.
Numerous young families have made
Santa Clara Heights their home in the many new neighborhoods overlooking
magnificent views of the red rock mountains, black lava fields and
Snow Canyon. City Manager, Matt Brower, says, "We don't want the noises,
the sound, the lights. We want the bedroom community atmosphere."
There are many historic sites within this city: The Jacob Hamblin Home,
the Santa Clara Historical Park, the Santa Clara Heritage Square, and the Santa
Clara Historic Fort Site. All these are celebrated at the annual Swiss
Days in August every year. The proposed Santa Clara River Reserve, west of
downtown, features numerous petroglyphs. Check in at the city office for
information and directions.
Santa Clara City Office, 2721 W Santa Clara Dr, Santa Clara, UT
Phone: 435-673-6712 Web:
Washington City is the second largest city in Washington County of over 12,000
and is located north of St George. The city was established in 1857 by
Mormon pioneers whose mission was to raise cotton along Mill Creek. The
historic, Cotton Mill, still stands and is currently the home of Star Nursery.
The city was named in honor of President George Washington.
Home Depot, Super Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Bed & Bath, Kohls are just some of
the new business which are located in Washington City just off -15.
Many new housing developments are being established in this area. Green
Spring Golf Course with views of Pine Valley Mountain and the red mountains is,
also, located in this beautiful community.
The beautiful Coral Canyon Golf Course and community lies on Washington City's
northern border and is a great addition to the Washington City area.
Washington Chamber of Commerce, 111 N 100 East, Washington, UT 84780
Hurricane is located 20 miles east
of St George on SR 9, the route to Zion National Park and other scenic
areas from I-15. A charming community which still offers
It is the home of Coral Canyon Golf Community and Sky Mountain Golf Course as
well as a growing industrial park. A regional Wal-Mart distribution center
is located just off I-15.
Sand Hollow Reservoir,
which is now complete, and many new planned communities and golf courses will
further enhance the Hurricane area.
Hurricane Chamber of Commerce,
95 S Main St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: 435-635-2811 Web:
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