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St. George

Prior to the arrival of the first European settlers, the St. George area was inhabited by the Virgin River Anasazi and later by the Southern Paiute tribe. The first Europeans in the area were part of the Domínguez-Escalante Expedition in 1776.

St. George was founded as a cotton mission in 1861 under the direction of church Apostle Erastus Snow. It was called "Dixie" by Brigham Young, who was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While early settlers cultivated cotton as a commodity crop, they did not succeed in producing it at competitive market rates. Consequently, cotton farming was eventually abandoned. More important to the economy was tourism, which developed as the railroads began to carry visitors to the nearby Zion National Park which today sees over 3 million visitors annually and is located 45 minutes from downtown St. George.

At the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Brigham Young organized the settlement of what is now Washington County. Fearing that the war would take away the cotton supply, he began plans for raising enough in this southwestern country to supply the needs of his people. Enough favorable reports had come to him from this warm region below the rim of the Great Basin. Young was convinced cotton could be raised successfully here. At the general church conference in Salt Lake City on October 6th, 1861, about three hundred families were "called" to the Dixie mission to promote the cotton industry. Most of the people knew nothing of this expedition until their names were read from the pulpit; but in nearly every case, they responded with goodwill, and made ready to leave within the 1 month time allotted to them. The families were selected so as to ensure the communities the right number of farmers, masons, blacksmiths, businessmen, educators, carpenters, as needed.

The settlement was named after George A. Smith, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Today, St George is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse cities in the country! From stunning red rock mountains & soothing golf course views to green farmland & garden property. Located in the southwest corner of Utah and only 1 1/2 hours north of Las Vegas, St. George offers great amenities for any lifestyle. Diverse with retirement communities to active outdoor hiking, biking, tennis, pickleball, GORGEOUS City parks, walking trails that go for miles and miles, along with water sports, St. George has it all! In fact, Bob says, "if you're bored, it's your own fault!!"

St George Utah Real Estate Stats

Average Price $732K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $8.5M
Total Listings 658
Avg. Price/SQFT $317

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2679 W Emeraud Dr, St George

$1,500,000

2679 W Emeraud Dr, St George

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,215 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235800

FATHOM REALTY SG

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524 S 200 E #2, St George

$344,900

524 S 200 E #2, St George

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,728 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235796

ERA BROKERS CONSOLIDATED SG

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2853 E Amaranth Dr, St George

$1,195,000

2853 E Amaranth Dr, St George

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,998 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-233199

RE/MAX ASSOCIATES SOUTHERN UTAH

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1845 W Canyon View Dr #1619, St George

$375,000

1845 W Canyon View Dr #1619, St George

2 Beds 1 Bath 840 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235792

BHHS UTAH PROPERTIES SG

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585 N Westridge Dr 30, St George

$315,000

585 N Westridge Dr 30, St George

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,664 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235781

ECORE PREMIER LLC

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3530 Manzanita Rd 7, St George

$549,999

3530 Manzanita Rd 7, St George

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,613 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235785

MARKEL REALTY GROUP PC

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4340 Ironwood Dr, St George

$359,900

4340 Ironwood Dr, St George

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,128 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235784

EQUITY REAL ESTATE (ST GEORGE)

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3549 Cove Wash Way, St George

$769,500

3549 Cove Wash Way, St George

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,082 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235779

JOHNSON REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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3572 Santa Anita Dr, St George

$950,000

3572 Santa Anita Dr, St George

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,332 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235770

EQUITY REAL ESTATE (ST GEORGE)

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1755 E 2370 S, St George

$549,000

1755 E 2370 S, St George

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,703 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235775

ROBERTSON REAL ESTATE

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5244 N Northgate Peaks Dr, St George

$859,900

5244 N Northgate Peaks Dr, St George

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,634 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235769

REALTYPATH ST GEORGE

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2015 S Pinnacle Cir, St George

$3,600,000

2015 S Pinnacle Cir, St George

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,090 SqFt Residential MLS® # 22-235756

RE/MAX ASSOCIATES ST GEORGE