SunRiver St George is a premier active adult community (55+) located at the southernmost point of St. George, built around the Sun River Golf Course. After crossing the Arizona border, Sunriver will be the first off-ramp you’ll encounter; exiting to the East will take you to St George Airport, and to the West, you’ll see SunRiver.
This community currently has approximately 2200 homes built, with a master plan of around 2300 homes. The multi-million dollar clubhouse facility offers a resort-like feel with resort-like amenities such as indoor and outdoor pool/spa, computer lab, library, State of the art gym and secondary workout area, ballroom, meeting area, pickleball, tennis, woodshop, and ceramics area, as well as a billiards room. Sunriver is in the process of developing “workshop” areas in which residents can purchase an offsite garage space to utilize for storage or hobbies. In addition to the golf course that runs through the community, there is a pro-shop, and the River Walk Grill offers a beautiful place for anyone to enjoy a meal.
Within Sun River, toward the west side of the subdivision and perched up on the hill, you'll find the gated community of Reflections. This is a fantastic option for those who enjoy the adult lifestyle but are looking for a smaller community with larger, more luxurious homes, with added privacy and security of gated access. There are approximately 100 lots in Reflections, in comparison to the 2,200+ lots that are in SunRiver. Reflections offer their own private clubhouse, pool, and gym that is exclusive to only those residents, and having so few to share those facilities, it's almost like having your own private pool. As an added benefit, owners in Reflections may also enjoy the main clubhouse and all of those amenities as well. Reflections is the best of both worlds for SunRiver, here you'll find lot sizes to be larger, and the homes offer a significant custom feel, both inside and out. This higher-end community will compete with Stone Cliff and Entrada; however, this is the only exclusive community to 55+. If you want the active adult lifestyle but prefer the expansive views and privacy of a smaller community and searching for a luxury home, Reflections is for you. There are a few resale homes in Reflections where you will be able to purchase ultra-upgraded, nearly new homes for less than new construction. If you prefer new construction, there are still lots available to choose from. All homes in Reflections will be listed under "Sunriver" but here is a map search specific to Reflections: Homes for Sale in Reflections SunRiver St. George.
If you are an active adult (or perhaps you’d like to live in an adult community), then Sunriver proves to be a trendy choice among buyers. The activities and amenities offered are sure to have a little something for everyone. Residents have a large board for advertising all of the clubs and excursions they have put together. It’s an excellent way for adults to connect with other adults, and due to the size, you’ll be sure to find your circle of friends to connect with.
SunRiver has always been priced higher per square foot than surrounding St George; however, they’ve also enjoyed less foreclosure activity, which has allowed prices to remain strong. Prices have declined over the years, much like the entire nation, however, stability seems to have taken hold, and a few examples of mild appreciation have been demonstrated. Since the prices are always a bit higher in comparison to St. George, I believe it may take a little longer for the prices to rebound in the fashion they seem to be in St George proper.
Homes for sale in Sunriver will fall into "purchase the lifestyle" description, whereas people who purchase here are buying the house and a lifestyle. The homes can be somewhat plain; however, keep in mind, you will not find any other community with these types of amenities here in St George. A potential negative for some buyers is that Sunriver is not known for “view homes.” While a few streets within the community can offer some spectacular views perched atop the bluffs with a northern direction, these are few and far between. If you enjoy a golf course view, you can achieve that at a premium. Better views and higher-end custom homes are better found in the gated section of Reflections in Sun River. For the most part, some homes will offer more of a peek-a-boo view of some mountain tops or golf course green. The iconic red mountains Utah is known for are not predominately available in Sunriver. If you’re buying a home here, living in an adult community is probably the highest on your wish list. While you do not have to golf or partake in the clubhouse activities, for some, the notion of living away from children is top on their list! Sunriver does allow children to visit; however, the rules are geared toward adult living and enjoyment.