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If you’re looking to retire and want the best place in the country, head to sunny St. George Utah! This friendly diverse community is tucked away in the southwestern corner of Utah. There are many advantages to choosing St. George Utah for retirement, one of them being four-season golfing.
There are 12 golf courses in the St. George area which are known for their challenging designs, affordable green fees and their spectacular scenic features. The St. George golf lifestyle is like no other, with mild winter weather and other nearby recreational areas combed to make St. George the place to be in your retirement years.
Considered one of the fastest growing retirement areas in the country, St. George, Utah is acquiring a reputation as “the” place to retire. AARP Magazine (July/August 2006 issue) lists St. George as one of the best places to retire in the country. AARP conducted an intensive nationwide search for “five cities that offer culture, cachet, or, in some cases, just peace and quiet.” St. George was one of the choices.
A desert oasis, the St. George, Utah area has temperate weather and scenery with classic Utah flair. Temperatures average approximately 60 degrees during the year with summer temperatures in the 100’s and winter temperatures around 55 degrees. Our temperate climate allows world class St. George golf courses to be accessible year round.
Near Utah’s Zion and Bryce National Parks, the St. George retirement area provides several recreational opportunities. In addition to the wide range of St. George golf options, there’s, hiking, biking, and exploring the natural resources of the area, all just around the corner. The St. George area also is within a couple hours drive to skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. One of the top twenty marathons in the country is also hosted here in St. George Utah. All are perfect reasons why southern Utah is one of the best places to retire.
St. George, Utah is located approximately 120 miles from Las Vegas and midway between San Diego and Salt Lake City. Not far from the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, the area is secluded enough to offer the quiet of the perfect retirement community but close enough to major U.S cities for sparkling lights and big-city getaways.
Retiring in St. George, Utah also provides useful tax advantages, with several property tax exemptions that appeal to retiring taxpayers including exemptions for up to 45% of the fair market value of property as well as a Circuit Breaker property tax relief for individuals 65 or older.