St George Health Care

St George Health Care is among the finest in the country. In a Consumer Reports article St George area Dixie Regional Medical Center is ranked #7 in the country. This recognition is well deserved. Every time I have had anything to do with Dixie Regional Medical Center they have done a great job. Recently both of my parents passed away, one in Dixie Regional, and one in follow up rehab following a visit there. They were treated with professionalism and sincere concern. Nat’l Hospital Ratings The attached link also shows there are a few other hospitals in Utah ranked nationally.

We are lucky to not only live in such a beautiful place, but to have so many great resources available to us. We live in an area that people travel from across the world to see. Our National Parks are truly breath taking and known throughout the world.

The Real Estate market in Southern Utah continues to be active right now. Our inventory is still a little low, creating a sellers market. Several of the homes I have listed recently have sold in less than 2 weeks. If you have thought of selling your home, give me a call. I will help you decide if it is a good idea to make a move now or wait.

Interest rates are still at their lowest point in years. If you think you might want to move, but are waiting for some reason, you might want to think more seriously about moving. Lower interest rates mean lower payments which means you can get more house for the same payment as a more expensive house when rates go back up. Call now for a free home evaluation.

 

St George Is Senior Friendly

St George is Senior Friendly. One of the best examples of this is the Huntsman Sr Games. The Huntsman Senior games will finish this week. The closing ceremony will be held Saturday night at the Hansen Stadium at Dixie State University. The closing ceremonies are a spectacular show providing an opportunity for those who have competed and won medals to gather together and say goodbye until next year. The senior games definitely have a positive effect on the Real Estate in the St George area. The positive impact is also felt by most businesses in the area.

The senior games are only a small part of what St George has to offer Seniors 50 years old and up. There are dozens of choices of places to live for those that would like to locate them selves in a Sr Community. Of course people over 55 can live anywhere, but some enjoy a little more peaceful “child free” setting. Personally, I actually enjoy the sounds of happy little voices of children playing in the neighborhood.

St George Has A Lot to Offer

Other benefits for Sr.’s is the first class medical care St George has to offer. The small town atmosphere also contributes to seniors having a desire to live here. With St George still a relatively sparsely populated area, traffic is not that bad, especially compared to the larger cities many of our seniors come from. The milder winters are also attractive to those getting up in years. The lack of pollution, and warmer winters make life much more enjoyable for those suffering from cold weather related problems. Real Estate in St George is also a great investment for Seniors to make. Some Senior has found investing in rental properties in the St George Real Estate market a great investment. So in addition to all of the other benefits of living in St George, Real Estate in the St George area can be added to the list.

In a nut shell, I love St George, especially in the fall! The temperatures begin cooling off making it much nicer to spend time out doors. The brisk mornings, warm afternoons, and cool nights mean that winter is on its way. Unlike places where winter is dark, cold, and gloomy St George offers sunshine nearly every day. Any snow that comes is usually gone within a few hours, and the afternoons usually warm up to be quite pleasant. Another advantage of the St George winters is the fact that spring usually comes in late February.

St George Marathon

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St George Marathon

Every year in October the St George Marathon takes place in our little town. It is a nationally recognized event with runners coming from all across the country. The St George Marathon starts up Highway 18 in Central. If you are new to the area, Highway 18 is at the top (North end) of Bluff Street. Like all marathons the St George Marathon is 26.2 miles in length. The marathon ends up in the middle of St George at the Vernon Worthen Park. Many people train for the marathon all year, others establish a training schedule and ready themselves in a few months. Other runners travel from marathon to marathon requiring them to stay in shape all of the time. The marathon provides an opportunity for community minded people to offer service. There is no shortage of opportunities to help out with the marathon. This event has contributed greatly to the real estate market in St George. People come to St George and never want to leave.

 St George Real Estate

Like the Senior Games, the participants of the marathon bring much needed revenue to our local economy. The small inconvenience of increased traffic, and longer waits at restaurants are worth sharing our beautiful city for.  Many visitors are in awe of the scenic panoramas we enjoy everyday. Another perk of these two events is the fact that some people develop an interest in our local real estate market. With our low crime rate and small town atmosphere many people return after the marathon, and senior games just to visit. This may seem insignificant to some but our real estate is doing very well, due in part to buyers come in from out of state. These added buyers help sustain our market when times are a little slower. Real Estate in the St George are is currently doing very well making an investment in St George Real Estate a great idea!

Huntsman Senior Games

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Huntsman Senior Games

The Hunstman Senior Games has to be one of the best events that is held in St George every year. I had the opportunity of helping with the Huntsman Senior Games yesterday. If you need a little  inspiration, or would like to just enjoy the event, login and find out where to go to check out everything that is happening.  I was motivated by this gentlemen who is a regular at the games every year. According to those who regularly attend the event, he enters several track and field events every year. There were other stories of those in age divisions of 80-85 years old. Many just come to enjoy the social aspect of the event. Some come to compete with others across the country, and from other countries.

National Senior Games

I also learned that those competing in the local Huntsman Senior Games can set records that are recorded on a national level. I was lucky enough to assist in measuring a world record. One lady olympian set the national record for throwing the Javelin farther than any other woman in her age class had previously been able to do. The procedure necessary to qualify for the national record to be acknowleged was quite impressive. Three officials had to verify the throw, and it had to be measured with a metal tape measure. The entire process seemed to assure that records are not taken lightly, or given without them being earned. Forms needed to be filled out and signed by all three officials, and the Javelin had to be re-weighed and measured to assure that it was legitimate.

Some seniors travel to the games in various towns across the country, mainly for the social, and scenic aspects. Others travel to compete and set records. After being involved in the event I would highly recommend that anyone interested take a closer look, and better yet, get involved!

The Impact the Senior Games has on the Real Estate market in St George is hard to measure, but I would guess that the St George Real estate market would not be as strong as it is today without the added benefit of the Senior Games.