Originally Posted by Townie33
Any hints, tips, comments would be greatly appreciated.
We moved to St. George after retiring a couple of years ago. I lived most of my life in Northern Utah, but moved here after spending the last 20 years in the Pacific Northwest.
We moved here for the sunny climate, proximity to shopping, clean, low property taxes, and a conservative (law abiding) political atmosphere. On all counts, we are happy with our choice.
By far, the biggest attraction of this area is the year-long outdoor activity. The surrounding deserts and mountains provide unlimited exploring activities, and there is good fishing and off-road places too. We are a couple of hours from the entertainment at Las Vegas, and have a lot of pine forest and alpine lakes within a short drive. We live in a very quiet neighborhood within a few minutes of 2 malls, a Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Sportsman's Warehouse, etc.
I like Prescott and Sedona also, but I prefer the climate and surrounding country here in St. George. Others may like the trendiness of Sedona more.
Even during the heat of the summer, when the days are often above 100, the evenings and early mornings are comfortable. The key to being comfortable here is to stay in rythm with the weather. Mountains are close enough to escape to temps in the 70's for camping.
In the winter, we have the deserts to the south that have sunny days in the 50's even in January and February. Death Valley is within a 5 hour drive and has great winter camping.