When you think Utah, two things probably come to mind – Mormons and mountains. It makes sense. Utah has some of the best snow in the world (it’s on their license plates), and it was where members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found respite from persecution and found their home. More than that, however, Utah is a burgeoning land of tech attracting many companies to its valleys.
Southern Utah, led by cities St. George and Cedar City, has the tech, entrepreneur, and collegiate landscape that is helping it become one of the best places to live in. Here are some facts about southern Utah for you to digest.
Southern Utah Living 101
The Metro Area centered in St. George has a median age of 33 year old residents. Mostly college students that have called the area their home and out-of-state move-ins. With an impressive unemployment rate of 4.5 per cent, it is no wonder many have settled in and are calling it their home.
Education. St. George boasts 35 schools from public, to private, and charter schools with many gaining a score of 8 or higher. According to bestplaces.com, education stats for the area are pretty competitive spending about $8,000 per student and a 1 to 22 teacher to student ratio.
Higher education includes Southern Utah University in Cedar City and Dixie State University in St. George. Southwest Applied Technology College offers certificate programs and two-year degrees.
Economy. The area is steadily growing at 4.1 per cent and is is projected to grow by 43 per cent in the next ten years. Residents live pretty comfortably as the median household income comes just under $50,000.
With the expected growth in the area, now is the best time to look and see what southern Utah has to offer. Check out the local chamber of commerce to get more information and head on over to Perry Homes and choose the lot that’ll be the site of your new home.