St. George is nestled in the southwest corner of Utah between black lava plateaus and deep gullies. The I-15. bifurcates St. George then swings past Washington before it curves up toward Salt Lake City.
St George, the county seat, is also the county’s largest city with over 80,000 residents. The Washington County population is estimated to be over 160,000 and growing.
The St. George/Washington valley is surrounded by picturesque sandstone cliffs. The backdrop of breathtaking blue skies, clean air, and a friendly business environment attracts over two million international visitors annually.
St George not only provides easy access to major markets in the western US, but St George has become a destination point for countless families and businesses looking for a better life.
The 2017 Cost of Living Index for St. George measured 98 where the United States city average measures 100. That means the cost of living in St. George measures slightly below (2 percent) that of the typical city in the U.S. Housing and transportation costs are typical, while the price of groceries measured 6 percent higher than average. St. George utilities cost much less than average, and healthcare costs are about 8 percent below average.
St George is home to a main branch of Intermountain Health Care, a not-for-profit healthcare system with 22 hospitals and over 185 clinics in the Western US.
“Intermountain has been cited as an example of how to do things right by leaders as politically diverse as President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.” notes Intermountain Board of Trustees Chairman Scott Anderson.
Because of IHC, the climate and the location, St. George has attracted hundreds of world-renowned clinics, a wide variety of supporting specialists, and assisted living facilities.
St George is the home of many beautiful campuses, Dixie State College, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the dazzling DXATC Tech Ridge campus are just a few.
St George’s education resources have grown dramatically over the last few years, our open spaces and growing community invite students from all over the world to begin or supplement their education here.
The St George area is made up of several of towns and cities, check our table for your utility provider and their individual rates.
With over 300 days of sun St. George is ideal for solar and green energy. The St. George’s Energy Services Department (SGESD) is committed to providing safe, affordable and reliable energy. St George is striving to bring clean renewable energy to the entire Washington County.
Washington County is endowed with mild, low humidity winters with over 300 sunny days per year and is consistently listed as one of the best places to live and retire in the Unites States.
The desert climate, with an elevation of 2,760 feet, promotes year round recreation and leisure activities, which includes ten championship golf courses. Washington County is one of the fastest growing areas in Utah and is expected to remain so well into the future.