Few cities can boast the beauty, variety, and stability that St. George can. Here is a city surrounded by breathtaking scenery, nestled in a temperate climate, and anchored to a proud heritage. St. George is located in a transition zone where basin and range meet the Colorado Plateau. This creates a cornucopia of geological formations found no where else on earth. Canyons, mountains, ancient floodplains and terraces, synclines and anticlines, faults, laccoliths, cinder cones and extinct volcanoes, are just a few landmarks which add to the beauty and scenic diversity of this area. It challenges geologists and attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.
The St. George lifestyle has many different meanings: to the business man, it’s a moving thriving city; to the retiree, it’s a tranquil, clean, and scenic haven; to the tourist, it’s a colorful, enjoyable, and warm destination; and to the St. George condo or homeowner, it’s a great place to live.
St. George is located in the South-West part of Washington County in Southern Utah and is home to over 100,000 people. This sun-drenched city is the gateway to nine state and national parks, such as: The Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Pine Valley, Fish Lake, and Snow Canyon National Parks. The popularity of state monument and recreation areas tell as much about the growth here as do the statistics. St. George is the fastest growing metropolitan city in the country. Between the years of 2000 and 2006 it grew a staggering 38.9% (2007 Census Bureau). Over 10,000 real estate transactions were completed in 2005. St George residents term the growth here “a metamorphosis,” “explosive” and “epidemic.”
St. George is not just a retirement getaway, it attracts families of all ages. While St. George has called the attention Californians, its primary appeal has been for Utahns living along the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City). Just hours away, many Northern Utahns have found St. George to be a spectacular golf-getaway and scenic marvel. Some would say that the fog, snow, and cooler tempuratures of the Wasatch Front and surrounding areas have caused Northern Utahns to catch “cabin fever.” Becasue of this, many retirees, golfers, and second home owners have bought in St. George in order to enjoy year round activities. Also, St. George’s annual average temperature of 77.6 is an obvious lure.
Enjoy A Resort Condo While Offsetting Mortgage or Receiving Potential Income
St. George has certain rental restrictions depending on where you own. One of the reasons St. George’s Sports Village and Las Palmas Resorts have rented so well is because of their special resort zoning. This zoning allows an owner to rent his or her condo on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. In most areas of St. George, Including: Bloomington, Bloomington Hills, Green Springs, Entrada, Stonecliff, and Washington resort renting is prohibited . This means that during high season (Easter, the St. George Marathon, or the St. George World Senior Games) one may receive more income on short-term vacation guest rentals, in comparison, to a traditional long-term 6-12 month lease agreement. Another benefit is when St. George condo owners would like to use their condo(s) they would simply notify the vacation rental company of their future visit and would not book any vacation renters for that particular time. In vacation cities such as: St. George UT, Tucson AZ, Phoenix AZ, San Diego CA and Maui, this rental concept is very popular. In addition to Las Palmas and Sports Village Resorts rental benefits, we are excited to announce that Coral Springs and Sand Hollow Resort owners (see “more resorts” link) may also, in order to gain more rental income, rent nightly or weekly. Since Coral Springs and Sand Hollow Resorts are located outside of St. George’s city limits they are not affected by the St. George rental restriction and may be rented on a nightly and weekly basis. Should there be any questions, please contact us.
Saint George Grew 38.9% From 2000-2007!!
The St. George dream has become a reality for many home and condominium owners who have found St. George to be the ideal place to live. According to the Census Bureau, St. George is the number 1 fastest growing metro area in the country. It grew nearly 40% from 2000 to 2006. That is a massive increase for a once moderate town. St. George received this recognition from the Census Bureau and articles were featured in the April 5, 2007 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune and The St. George Spectrum newspapers. Many vacation home and condo seekers who have traveled throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada have said that St. George, Ut is the best vacation home location they have visited thus far. There are all around great views of orange sand stone, black lavarock, and white rock formations. There are over 18 golf courses within a 37 miles of St. George. St. George is the gateway to 8 National Parks. Snow Skiing at Brian Head Ski Resort is only 1.5 hours away. One may Waterski minutes away at the Sand Hollow, Quail Creek, and Gunlock Reservoirs. St. George has most of the major restaurant chains, including: Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Iggy’s sports grill, Chili’s, Tony Romas, and Applebee’s. St. George shopping consists of TJ MAXX, Ross, Dillard’s, Costco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, two Wal-Marts, and much more. One may even want to visit Las Vegas, Nevada for the day; it is only 112 miles from St. George. St. George will continue to be a family oriented, retiree driven, and children friendly city with the best recreation location in the west. The Census Bureau statistics show that St. goerge is a great place to live with plenty to enjoy. Although the country may have a slowing housing market, St. George real estate continues to strengthen, because of the many buyers who choose St. George as their recreation location.
Why Buy a St. George Resort Condo?
- Many luxurious condo resorts to choose from.
- Vacation resort amenities include: Pools, Jacuzzis, day spas, ATV riding, mountain biking, hiking, scenery, billiards, workout facilities, tennis, racquetball, basketball, sand volleyball and much more.
- Many condo floor plans to choose from starting with 1 bedroom 1 bath casitas (420 sq. ft.) to 4 bedroom penthouse villas (2400 sq. ft.)
- Because of special condo-hotel resort zoning, receive nightly, weekly, or monthly rental income through vacation guests.
- Starting in the very low $100’s – now is the time to buy a St. George condo.
- Many condo views available including: The Green Valley Spa pools, HOA pools, Green Valley City, St. George, Pine Mountain, and Snow Canyon National Park.
- A vacation home or condo has made a positive difference in the lives of many families. They have also provided families an excuse for relaxation, enjoyment, and elimination of stress.
- With our resort-trained professionals, we make buying or selling a St. George Condo a very good experience.
The Concept of St. George Condos
The idea of including complete recreation centers with each St. George condo resort, the wide range of amenities, recreational facilities, and great weather has enabled St. George resort condos to compete with places such as: Palm Springs, Phoenix, and parts of California. Indeed, most of the St. George resorts have created a lifestyle and investment opportunity unparalleled in the west. We invite you to come see for yourself why the many St. George condo and vacation home resorts have become the dream-come-true for so many people throughout Utah and the United States.