July 24, 2017

St. George, Utah


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St. George, Utah: Blogs

Here’s a list of St. George blogs and websites written by people who live in St. George, or are about St. George.

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St. George City Website sgcity.org 2017
St. George City News & Events sgcity.org/news-events 2017
Chamber Of Commerce stgeorgechamber.com 2017
St. George Area Tourism Office visitstgeorge.com 2017
Utah.com utah.com/st-george 2017
Dixie State University dixie.edu 2017
Dixie Applied Technology College dxatc.edu 2017
St. George News stgeorgeutah.com 2017
The Spectrum thespectrum.com 2017
Fox 13 Now fox13now.com/tag/st-george 2017
The Independent suindependent.com 2017
Gephardt Daily gephardtdaily.com/st-george 2017
St. George Area Sports News stgeorgesports.com 2017
Trip Advisor tripadvisor.com/..St_George_Utah 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/saint-george-ut 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George,_Utah 2017

St. George, Utah: Groups

St. George Groups On Facebook

  1. St. George, Utah Online Yard Sale (18,560 members)
  2. St. George, Utah Area Online Rummage Sale (6,663 members)
  3. Remember St. George, Utah When.. (4,879 members)
  4. If You Grew Up In The Town Of St. George.. (1,654 members)
  5. St. George Recommendations and Questions (1,455 members)
  6. St. George Utah Events (1,147 members)
  7. St. George, Utah Lost and Found Pets (789 members)
  8. St. George, Utah Moms! (752 members)
  9. Pine View High School Alumni (623 members)
  10. St. George Indoor Yard Sale (528 members)
  11. What is happening in St. George and surrounding areas (502 members)
  12. St. George Utah Tea Party (306 members)
  13. Color Country Camera Club of St. George (243 members)
  14. St. George, Utah Open Houses (223 members)
  15. Native Youth Program – St. George, Utah (144 members)
  16. St. George Utah Rocks (123 members)
  17. St. George Utah Handmade & Homemade Group (121 members)
  18. St. George, Utah Motorcyclists (84 members)
  19. St. George Homeless Support Group (49 members)
  20. Filipinos In St. George, Utah (34 members)
  21. St. George Permaculture Facebook Group (32 members)

Other St. George Groups, Forums and Events

  1. St. George City Calendar
  2. Eventbrite Events Near St. George
  3. Meetup Groups Near Saint George, Utah

St. George, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in St. George, UT. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in St. George)


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St. George, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in St. George?

  • Not too much traffic, friendly people. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • Warm sun, beautiful views and temples close by. (April, 4 years)
  • It doesn’t rain every day, and the people are much more pleasant as long as they’re not driving. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • The landscape. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • The red rocks, active lifestyle, smell of the rain. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Distance from family. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Nice scenery. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Hardly any snow. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • Zions. (Debora, 10 years)
  • Sunshine. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • The community. (Julie, 11 years)
  • I love the outdoors. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Scenery. (Emily, 17 years)
  • The proximity and beauty of the National Parks. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • The sense of community and safety. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • Hikes. (Jess, 22 years)
  • Red rocks. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • The outdoors. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • My family is here. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • My family, the surrounding areas. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in St. George?

  • Cockroaches, but we spray regularly to keep them away. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • That it’s getting so busy. Towns are almost connected now. Making the housing market too high. (April, 4 years)
  • Entitled drivers. Even if you’re doing 5mph over, they think that’s not good enough. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • The heat. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • The road ways were designed bad. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • The heat. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • The hot weather. (Katie, 7 years)
  • St. George is getting crowded. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • Weather and nothing for adults to do. (Debora, 10 years)
  • Weather. (Mandee, 10 years)
  • Norman’s. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • The traffic. (Julie, 11 years)
  • The heat. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Close mindedness. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Traffic. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • Heat. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • I hate the summers. (Jess, 22 years)
  • Brutal summers. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • St. George is getting too big, the cost of living. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • The heat. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • People complaining about how things are. It’s hurtful because it’s my home. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in St. George? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Go hiking, swimming, visit galleries, shopping, eat frozen desserts like custard or frozen yogurt, go out in the desert in off road vehicles, enjoy the scenery. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • River rafting, hiking, you name it. (April, 4 years)
  • Hiking, events, wccc for swimming. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Hiking, swimming. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • Hiking, biking. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Hiking, Tuacahn. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Going to the parks. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Splash pads. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • Only fun things for small kids. (Debora, 10 years)
  • George Fest, hiking. (Mandee, 10 years)
  • National Parks. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Hike. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Hiking, swimming, national and state parks nearby, shopping. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Hike, camp boat, George Fest, theater. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Parks, pools, bowling, sightseeing, church tours, hiking, biking, golf. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • Splash pads, hiking, lakes. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • Outdoor activities, there’s not much to do here besides be outdoorsy. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • Hiking, ATV, lake. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • Fiesta fun, hiking, playing in the river. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • Swimming, hiking, biking, pickleball, bowling… (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Reputation

What’s St. George known for?

  • Rock climbing, outdoor fun, warm weather, red rocks. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • Reminds me of home. Peace and tranquility. (April, 4 years)
  • Red cliffs and warmth. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Zion National Park. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • Red rocks and heat. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Heat, DSU. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Potato Saint. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Red rocks. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • Mormons. (Debora, 10 years)
  • Weather. (Mandee, 10 years)
  • Beauty red rocks. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Red rocks. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Zion, the outdoors and the Mormons. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Great weather. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Vacation spot. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • Red rock, mild winters. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • Too much of the LDS church running everyone’s lives. (Jess, 22 years)
  • Good Ol’boys. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • The outdoors. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • It’s near a lot of national parks. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • Red rocks and hot summers. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Crime

What’s the crime like in St. George?

  • There is probably crime, all cities have crime. I have personally never been exposed to it. Mostly the news reports car accidents around town. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • The crime’s not as bad as Vegas. (April, 4 years)
  • Crime’s not as bad in St. George as in some places I’ve lived. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Dixie Downs, the area by the mall. Mostly robberies. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • Pretty low. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Medium to low. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Not to bad. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Getting bad. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • It’s getting worse. (Debora, 10 years)
  • Dixie Downs for sure. (Mandee, 10 years)
  • Dixie Downs Ivins. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Dixie Downs area. (Julie, 11 years)
  • The public is fairly oblivious to high profile crimes (drugs, murders, assaults, etc.) but the neighborhoods generally only have bike thefts and such. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Not bad, drugs are everywhere, violent crime in lower income areas-Dixie Downs, Washington right off of telegraph. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Getting worse. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • Low crime. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • Low crime. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • The crime is getting worse, but is still not like most cities this size. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • Pretty low crime rate. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • Downtown area and Dixie Downs are the hot spots, with spotty areas throughout the rest. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to St. George?

  • Rent first, then look around for a while to decide where you want to live. St. George has lots of great communities to choose from. The scenery is so beautiful here, it’s which scene to choose from. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • Take advantage of the beautiful scenery. You’ll miss it when you are gone from there. (April, 4 years)
  • Don’t expect any sort of actual night life. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Be prepared for the heat. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • Be a smart driver, and be aware of the senior citizens. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Watch out for crazy drivers. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Enjoy! (Brooke, 10 years)
  • Don’t do it if you can’t stand a very hot summer. (Debora, 10 years)
  • The religious culture can be hard. (Mandee, 10 years)
  • Good luck making a living here! The wage is below national average. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Be prepared for the heat, and get out and meet your neighbors. (Julie, 11 years)
  • Find a pool for the summer. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • It’s hot!! Have a lot of fans. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Do your research. St. George is a very Mormon town. Don’t move here if you want to bash the Mormons. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • Study the different areas, and find what best fits your family. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • Be very cautious. (Jess, 22 years)
  • It has crappy wages. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • Beware of the high cost of living and low wages. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • Don’t move in the summer, make sure the place you are moving into had central AC, and not just a swamp cooler. Most rental places won’t rent if you have pets. (Brianne, 31 years)
  • Summers are hot, lots of tourists make it crowded all spring and fall, it does not have a great economy, and the longstanding culture can throw some people off. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: Stories

Share a memorable experience you had in St. George.

  • I grew up here but moved far away in my youth, when I came back as an adult I was just taken back by how pretty it is. I still enjoy the landscape every day. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • I lived with my grandparents and went to Pine View Middle and High School. Even though my grandmother passed away, I still am reminded of her wherever I go. (April, 4 years)
  • Every monsoon season is memorable. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Hiking at Pioneer Park with my dog, and watching the sun set. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • Too many to count. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Taking grandchildren to the park. (Katie, 7 years)
  • High school. It was awesome! (Brooke, 10 years)
  • I fell in love with St. George the first time I saw it! (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • I remember climbing the D late one night and looking at the city by myself and really appreciating the town. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Meeting nice people. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • I’ve had a lot of fun times outdoors hiking, climbing and playing. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • When the Blvd was an MTV hotspot 😂. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • I had my babies here! (Brianne, 31 years)
  • The Dixie roundup parade – marching with my dance group! (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: The Future

How do you think St. George will change over the next 10 years?

  • There will probably be a lot more places to eat, hopefully some more ethnic eateries, we already have plenty of burger and fries places, I would love some Turkish food. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • It’s only going to keep growing, because it is a great retirement spot. We plan on retiring there in a few years as well, once we are done with the military. (April, 4 years)
  • St. George will grow, with it every statistic- good and bad will grow. I’m sure things will be fine. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • More retired people, housing prices will continue to go up. (Sunni, 4 years)
  • It’s growing like crazy, I love it. Please build road ways to plan for this. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Grow, grow, grow. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’ll become over crowded. (Katie, 7 years)
  • It will get too crowded. (Brooke, 10 years)
  • It’s go to be like Salt Lake. Nothing good. (Debora, 10 years)
  • It will grow into its self! (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • Growth. (Julie, 11 years)
  • We are going to run out of water, and grow a lot. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • It will get bigger, more like Vegas. (Emily, 17 years)
  • Impersonable, congested, “Liberal”. (Sherri, 18 years)
  • It will continue to grow. (Telsha, 20+ years)
  • It will have a bigger city vibe. (Kassy, 26 years)
  • St. George will grow rapidly. (Shauna, 27 years)
  • I hope for the better, but I read a lot of critical comments on Facebook, and it upsets me. Many people welcome change, while others dig in their heels. I’m in the middle, where I welcome progress, while embracing new ideas. (Jamie, 39 years)

St. George, Utah: History

Any interesting events from St. George’s history?

  • The city has a monthly street fest, neighboring towns have events like Cotton Days Parade, fairs, Peach Days, Corn Days, etc. (Melissa, 2.5 years)
  • There’s a lot of LDS church history in the downtown area of St. George. Especially the tabernacle and temple. It’s truly amazing to see. (April, 4 years)
  • Learning about the first settlers has been interesting. (Brittney, 4 years)
  • Lots. (Kylie, 5 years)
  • Seeing the rodeo. (Katie, 7 years)
  • Floods. (Anonymous, 10 years)
  • The jail in the middle of town (behind George’s corner) has some interesting stories. (Dewey, 12 years)
  • Mormon heritage, flood of 2005. (Shauna, 27 years)