Saint George is a rapidly expanding economic success story in the southwestern part of Utah on the Utah-Arizona border. Saint George is the county seat of Washington County, and it is also the principal city of the Saint George Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city finds itself in the northeastern corner of the Mojave Desert with a population of around 78,000 people. Houses in Saint George have retained their relatively affordable prices, with three-bedroom homes running for lower prices than in most other places in the United States.
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The city lies at the convergence of three distinctly different geological areas, providing a delight for nature enthusiasts coming to visit or to stay. The Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin converge on the town, giving it its unforgettable landscape. The urban area makes its peace with sprawling hills, mesas, waterways, and desert habitat reserves. Today, the city is bordered by Washington City, Santa Clara, and Ivins. The town used to be nestled below the red sandstone bluffs between the two volcanic ridges. The Beaver Dam Mountains, the Pine Valley Mountains, the Zion National Park, and the Virgin River Gorge all find themselves within range of the city, and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is located on top of a sandstone bluff which looks over the downtown area.
The Snow Canyon State Park borders a part of the city as well, making Saint George an incredible destination for those interested in geologically-striking landscapes. The downtown area is home to the city's historic district which maintains many pioneer-era homes and storefronts. The campus of Dixie State University and several of the city's office, retail, health, and religious centers are registered on the national historic preservation list. The city, while it may have one foot in the past, has been striding confidently into the economic present. Saint George has been one of the top fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country with a variety of new developments and commercial zones cropping up within city limits. Agricultural areas still remain in the once-sleepy town, but the entirety of the city is becoming rapidly more urbanized over the years. Saint George is home to countless museums and points of interest, including the Saint George Art Museum, the Tuacahn Amphitheater, the Dixie Sunbowl, the Split Rock Art Museum and Gallery, and the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum. It is easy to see why success has come to the town of Saint George, Utah, and it is easy to see why people who have come would not necessarily want to leave.