Life in St. George, UT. What's the Scoop?

When we talk about living in St. George to our friends and families who may have only visited a few times or not at all, we immediately dismiss the idea that there are both positives and negatives to living here. Our life and experiences here in Southern Utah are unique to their own. So naturally, there are only positives in our minds!

With that said, when our clients visit to scope out the area, we always speak about St. George in a neutral way. The goal here is to allow the warm and nature-filled surroundings to speak for itself. Let's take a look at the buzz traits of this quaint city.


If you are looking for a quiet and safe city that also allows for hiking and exploration, then St. George is the place for you. With a friendly community of around 60,000, this city gives you and your families the ability to create lasting relationships with others. The city comes together often so that its members can live in a city that serves all. Dixie State is also at the heart of downtown, giving younger 20-somethings, millennials, and our grandparents the ability to enjoy all aspects of St. George.

Access to National Parks

We've talked about national parks several times before, but it's what we're known for and we can't get enough of them. Need a weekend getaway or simply a day-trip with the family and the doggos? Pack the car up with hiking gear and a picnic basket full of goodies and visit our many national parks such as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, or Capitol Reef National Park.

Desert Climate

Deserts can be, well, hot. After living through a full year in Southern Utah, you will easily say that July and August are the more "uncomfortable" months within the year but the other months are still widely BBQ and outdoor pool hangout central. This means that all of those rocks you love to climb and the many hikes and trails you enjoy still remain right at your fingertips almost every day of the year (yes, we still get rain and cloud cover!).

State of Employment

You can look at employment rates in two different ways. There are specific niche markets that cater to specific occupations. This could then prove to be a challenge for those who are not moving in with a remote job or a specific occupation to the market. On the other hand, the job market is actively expanding year-to-year. This indicates that there is great opportunity for business to expand and start-ups or smaller businesses to thrive. You will find a large community of entrepreneurs here in St. George with great business minds and a willingness to see others succeed.

Contact Us

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this historical time in our lives. The Shaffer Team consists of real estate professionals in Southern Utah, specializing in selling homes. We work with talented photographers, stagers, and lenders to ensure your home buying or selling process is efficient and smooth. Call us to learn more about the area and to understand how we can help you find your dream home at 435-525-0079.