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The City of St. George, Utah, settled in 1861, is located in Southwest Utah, only a few miles north of the Arizona border. It is the most populated (72,897 residents according to the 2010 census) area within Washington County. The city is quite large at almost 65sqmi, and the elevation in St George, Utah is 2,860; however, the elevation will rise the further north you travel. The iconic red mountains and bright blue sky will greet you moments after crossing the Arizona border, and off to the NorthEast, you'll catch a glimpse of Zion.
Our lower elevation and southern location allow St George to enjoy the warmest weather in the state. St George is the only area in Utah where palm trees and other tropical vegetation can grow. Does it snow in St George? The short answer: No. Once or twice a year, we may receive an occasional snowstorm of sorts, where the snow will fall and stick to the ground, but this is very rare. If we are lucky and a storm rolls in as the sun sets, we could wake up to a few inches on the ground—but you've got to be an early bird to witness it! As soon as the sun begins to shine (which it does over 300 days of the year), the snow will rapidly melt away and is usually gone from the streets in 2 hours or less. It may stick a little longer on grass or elevated surfaces on a northern exposure. Keep in mind that this type of event has occurred in Las Vegas and almost as frequently. Our weather in St George does not vary much from Las Vegas.
Our temps run relatively average, with the coldest month being January (with an average of 55 high and 29 low) and the warmest month being July at an average high of 100 and an average low at 70. The summer marks the most notable difference compared to neighboring Arizona (I lived in AZ for about eight years). WE COOL DOWN AT NIGHT! Arizona summers have almost no difference between day and night. It's 110 at 2pm, and 110 at 4am! The weather in St George, Utah, has the extreme advantage of offering cooler temps begin as soon as the sunsets. While it may be hot in mid-day, you can enjoy a walk at dusk without having a heat stroke! The winters are cooler during the day; however, you'd never guess the temperature when the sun is shining. It may show 40 degrees, but if you're standing in the sun and there is no wind, you'll become warm, and if you're wearing a heavy jacket, you'll be downright hot. I do not own an unusually large or heavy coat. Long sleeves and a sweater work just fine, and if it's too cold (or there is a bit of wind), I'll add a slightly warmer coat.
Overall, St George is a very friendly community filled with all the desired amenities and shopping offered in larger cities, yet still maintains the small-town feel. It's not uncommon for a trip to the mailbox to take 15 minutes; you'll likely bump into a neighbor, and friendly conversation will inevitably ensue. Residents tend to watch out for each other, and since many homes are second homes or vacation homes, it won't be challenging to find a neighbor willing to keep an eye on your property. Shortly after moving here, I received a call from my neighbor asking, "are you okay?" "Yes, why do you ask?" I replied with a puzzled tone in my voice. "Well, I see there are a few newspapers in your driveway, and I wanted to check on you." Of course, I had to admit I was okay, just lazy! But after this call, I knew then that this was a special place to live, and after being here since 2006, relocating from California to St George, we've never been happier.
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