November 19, 2017

AARP Includes St George Utah in Top 10 Retirement Locations| Golf Courses Help

AARP St. George Utah Golf CoursesAARP has included St. George, Utah in their “10 Great Sunny Places To Retire” 2012 list.  We’re not surprised as we’ve long known St. George was a favorite of those wanting to enjoy a beautiful, low-cost city in their remaining years.  Saint George has always been on the A-list for retirees seeking scenery and sunshine.

The list of to-notch golf courses in St. George helped the city make AARP’s list.  The American Association of Retired Persons considers St. George Utah a “golf capital”.  Read the St. George golf course reviews now to find out why the city courses are so esteemed.

AARP criteria included a distinct cultural identity, a range of activities for retirees, proximity to top-tier outdoor attractions and other livability criteria, including low crime, a robust economy, healthy lifestyle and recreational amenities.

If you like open space, dry sunny air and can live without the sophistication of a major city, St. George is calling. Tourists come to revel in the stunning red-rock scenery at nearby Zion National Park, but most of the people who have settled here came from elsewhere in Utah: some 70 percent of residents belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

If you just want to visit and get a feel for the city, St. George vacation rentals are a good place to rent a condo and stay for a while.

St. George (population 71,000) saw frenetic growth during the housing boom but has cooled significantly, and the hills are now dotted with foreclosed condos. This makes for a buyers home market – you can get a great deal on a condo in St. George right now.

St. George boasts a menu of arts and culture, including the St. George Art Museum, a regional center for landscape photographers and visual artists. The Eccles Fine Arts Center hosts plays, recitals and exhibits. And the 1,920-seat Tuacahn Amphitheatre in nearby Ivins showcases broadway plays and touring artists.

For nature lovers, the city is within an hour’s drive of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon are easy day trips. There’s skiing at nearby Brian Head Resort and several lakes big enough for boating and fishing.

Most of these places are set within Dixie National Forest, which covers nearly 2 million acres of southern Utah and is wide-open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

St. George is considered highly safe and healthy. And enjoys the medical facility resources of the Dixie Regional Medical Center. The community residents have long life expectancies.

Saint George is in the southwest corner of Utah, 110 miles northeast of Las Vegas, in a part of the country renown for arid sunshine. Summers are hot, and winters are mild and usually snow-free.

The other cities on AARP’s list include: Asheville, North Carolina; Grand Junction, Colorado; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sarasota, Florida; San Diego; San Luis Obispo, California; Bend, Oregon; and Fort Worth, Texas.

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