BRING YOUR JOB WITH YOU...Jobs here in St. George only pay $10 an Hr. My wife
has a Masters Degree and 5 years experience, the best she could do is $11.50 hr.
She knows 5 teachers that commute together daily to Mesquite to teach school.
There are no jobs here do your due diligence.
Personally, though I think there are a lot of incredible things to enjoy all
over Utah (and St. George/southern Utah is no exception), when it comes to
retiring somewhere, I find it much more interesting to consider retiring to
someplace like Mexico (my personal preference), or other Latin American
locations, which offer WAY LOWER cost of living and some incredible places to
enjoy. Doing as the birdies do and "going south for the winter" would be
a great option. Additionally, down in those places, the cost of medical
attention is a fraction of what it is up here in the U.S. where we have the
highest cost for medical attention of any place on the planet (so I understand -
if I'm wrong, tell where the cost is higher). Mexico/Latin America is
reasonably close, especially by air, and you can just follow the good weather,
and see and do incredible things at both ends (both in Utah and "south of
the border"). Retirement dollars will go a heck of a lot farther down that
way, as a large number of Americans, Canadians & Europeans are quickly
discovering. Why not get the best of both worlds? (you can in fact enjoy both
I live in St George and "the people" have not ruined anything here, they
have changed some things, but people don't ruin anything. Environmentalists
tend to not want any people other than themselves on this Earth. It doesn't
work that way.
People will destroy what is wonderful about St. George. No different than Moab,
and Park City.
I used to live in Phoenix, until I married a Texan. They don't let you
leave. I love the scenery in and around St. George, but as I get older I do not
want weather that warm. It stays warm too long . I live near Dallas, out in
the country, and wouln't trade that for the warmness and mountains. I miss
the mountains, but I have greenery many months of the year, and even in winter,
my land looks nice. I garden, I love being outside and have adjusted to this
part of Texas really well Maybe if I were younger, much younger, I am 73, I
might look at it, for a seasonal home, but not full time. As it is now, I can
go visit all of you there, and then come back to my Urban home here with
hundreds of trees and a small creek. But have fun out there.
St. George is a beautiful city with much to recommend it. However, for retirees,
I'd suggest smaller communities. Driving around in St. George is much more
challenging than in many other smaller southern Utah places. Cost of procuring a
home or apartment is also higher than in smaller towns. Not for all the
amenities of St. George would I live there. For me it is a place to visit.