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St. George Area Chamber of Commerce

Market Information

Saint George Utah Boulevard
People relocate to our area for various reasons. It might be because of the excellent quality of life, the many breathtaking scenic areas, the temperate climate, the healthy lifestyles, the variety of beautiful golf courses, our outstanding school system, the Dixie State University education opportunities for all ages, or the growing business opportunities.


Whatever the reason or combination of reasons, this is a great area in which to live an work. We invite you to join us where the “summer sun spends the winters.”

Housing in the St George and the nearby cities of Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington and other communities of Washington County offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit the demands of the most discriminating home buyer.

Housing in St. George and the nearby cities of Santa Clara, Ivins and other Washington County communities offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit the demands of the most discriminating home buyer. The average sales price of a home in Washington County as of September 2009 was $228,000.

Washington County continues to experience healthy home sales. For the most up-to-date information on real estate prices, contact one of our Chamber member realtors listed in the business directory of this guide.

A slowdown locally caused by hyper-inflated prices and a flood of homes on the market will certainly make things much more competitive and the “sellers” market which has been the norm for years has now shifted towards a “buyers” market. The equalization in the market is a much needed adjustment as it begins to right itself after years of unprecedented and unsustainable growth.

Many retirees buy homes throughout the entire county. Some communities have been designed for adults 55 plus. SunRiver is one of the newest 55 and over retirement developments located south of St. George near Bloomington. The development offers a beautiful community center and is built around an 18-hole golf course.

Beehive Homes of Washington County, Cliff View Senior Living Community, The Meadows and Sterling Court are a few of the developments designed for older adults who value independence but desire access to assisted living resources. For more detailed information on assisted living see the business directory section.



In Washington County 75% of the land is federally owned, 18% is privately owned, and 5% are Trust Lands and 2% are labeled as “other.”

The Southern Utah Builder’s Association (435-674-1400) and the Washington County Board of Realtors (435-628-7374) would both be happy to assist you.

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