About Washington County

Placed amidst a scenic backdrop of red cliffs and majestic mountains, Washington County is home to many beautiful and vibrant communities. Locals enjoy the recreational lifestyle the area offers, with world-class golf courses, scenic biking and hiking, thrilling rock climbing, the world-famous St. George Marathon, and incredible ski slopes just miles north. But the most attractive characteristic to tourists, snowbirds, and permanent residents alike is the pristine year-round warm weather and favorably low humidity.

In recent years St. George was named the second fastest growing city in the country- and was listed among the best places to live by CNN Money magazine. Termed “Utah’s Dixie”, the area was founded in 1861 by Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) settlers as a cotton mission.

Popular nearby scenic destinations include Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon, and many more. With Las Vegas less than two hours away, residents enjoy the getaway option without the bright lights and big-city feel.

The area also offers many art and cultural experiences, with the Tuacahn outdoor amphitheater presenting “Broadway in the Desert” shows each summer, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival just an hour away in Cedar City. In addition to the St. George Marathon, Ironman and Huntsman World Senior Games events each take place annually.

Washington County uniquely combines a comfortable, small-town feel with a progressive and economic character. It is not only home to the historic St. George LDS Temple and dozens of quaint notable pioneer sites, but also Dixie State University, SkyWest Airlines Headquarters, Dixie Regional Medical Center, a municipal airport, distribution centers for Walmart and Family Dollar, and more.

Washington County is a remarkable place to live. We hope you will consider it as the location of your future home- we never regret living here ourselves!

Sources: money.cnn.com, wikipedia.org