Local Area

Where is SunRiver?

St. George is located in the southwest corner of Utah just off Interstate 15, just 119 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, and 303 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

What is the weather like in St. George?

Washington County is endowed with mild, low humidity winters with over 300 sunny days per year.  The desert climate, elevation of 2760 feet, promotes year-round recreation and leisure activities, including golf, tennis, fishing, waters sports, hiking, bicycling and more.

What is the population of St. George and Washington County?

Washington County (including St. George, Hurricane, Santa Clara, Ivins, etc.) has a population of 147,800 (2013).

What is the cost of living in St. George?

The Cost of Living in St. George is generally 9% lower than the national average. Housing, Utilities and Health Care are categories where St. George particularly shines.

What type of outdoor activities are there in St. George?

St. George is known as the gateway to over six national parks:  Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, Zions and Lake Powell as well as many state parks.

The St. George area is surrounded by beautiful red rocks that contain a network of approximately 35 miles of hiking and bicycling trails, three reservoirs and numerous parks, baseball & softball complexes, soccer fields, etc. There are also indoor and outdoor city pools, 13 public and private golf courses.  For anyone seeking an active, year-round outdoor lifestyle, St. George is the place to be.

What is the predominant religion among SunRiver residents? In St. George?

In SunRiver, about half of our residents come from 20 different non-western states, so religious affiliations are perhaps more diverse than anywhere in Southern Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or “Mormon”) is the predominant religion in St. George, although other faiths are well represented.

What is the crime rate in St. George?

Crime is generally very low in St. George.  According to CityRating.com, violent crime in St. George is 71.58% lower than the national average, and the property crime rate in St.George is lower than the national property crime rate average by 32.2%.

What is there to do for evening entertainment?

There is always something going on in St. George!

One thing you will notice about St. George is that it offers more entertainment options than many larger cities. Whether you prefer the cultural arts, spectator sports, athletic participation, shopping, arts & crafts, or outdoor recreation, St. George has it all.

Cultural Arts

You can’t discuss the arts in Southern Utah without mentioning the acclaimed Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, a local outdoor ampitheater that features “Broadway in the Desert” production during the summer and a concert series throughout the year. The 2012 show schedule features the musical productions of Aladdin, Hairspray, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and White Christmas, along with numerous concerts.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival
is a Tony Award-winning theatre company located at Southern Utah University with festival performances from June into October. The 2012 schedule features The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mary Stuart, Titus Andronicus, Les Miserables, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scapin, Hamlet and Stones in His Pockets.  They also feature back-stage tours, and literary, props, costumes and actors seminars.

The O.C. Tanner Ampitheater seats 2000 people, and the dramatic red canyons behind the stage almost steal the show. During the summer there is a concert seriesthat showcases musical acts that specialize in many genres, including Folk, Celtic, and Jazz. Regardless of what type of music you like – even wacky comedy – the O. C. Tanner Amphitheater can meet your needs. It is run by Dixie State College in nearby St. George, and tickets are $5 for youth under 18 and $9 for adults.

In addition, there are a number of local venues for theater, including St. George Musical Theater, productions at the Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center at Dixie State College, and some amazingly high-quality productions at each of the four local high schools.

St. George also offers 5 multi-screen movie theaters, 3 bowling alleys and miniature golf.  Plus.  We are 90 minutes from Las Vegas and 30 minutes from Mesquite, Nevada where many residents go for gambling and shows.

SunRiver Community

What kinds of clubs and activities are available for SunRiver Residents?

SunRiver St. George is home to over 50 clubs!

We have a club for virtually every interest – and new clubs continue to form!

  • American Legion
  • Auxillary
  • Bingo
  • Bridge
  • Canasta
  • Chess
  • Hand and Foot
  • Mexican Train
  • Dominoes
  • Pinochle
  • Texas Cards
  • Computer Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beading
  • Carving
  • Dance
  • Casual Dining
  • Dog Park
  • Genealogy
  • Couples Golf
  • Ladies Golf
  • Investment
  • Library
  • Meditation
  • Jam Sessions
  • SunRiver Singers
  • Photography
  • Red Hatters
  • Science
  • Singles
  • Social
  • Bicycle
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Pickle Ball
  • Table Tennis
  • Theater
  • RV Club

Are pets allowed?

Yes! Domestic animals are welcome. SunRiver St. George even has a dog park!

Does SunRiver St. George have a Home Owner's Association?

Yes.  SunRiver St. George has an HOA with homeowner dues of of $148 per month.

Residents of the Reflections gated community benefit from some additional private amentities in addition to the community amenities, which results in an additional $70 per month homeowner dues.

What does the HOA dues cover at SunRiver St. George?

The HOA dues cover maintenance of all the front yards in the community, plus common areas, the community center, pool, sports courts, and all additional amenity maintenance, association staffing and management.

Homeowners may also add rear yard maintenance for an additional $40 per month.  Also, homeowners may special request the use of walking mowers instead of riding mowers for $10 per month.  Other services, including plant maintenance, irrigation repairs, and rock refresh can also be requested on an as needed basis for one-time fees.

What are the CC & R’s?

SunRiver St. George is subject to Covenants Codes and Restrictions that are very much enforced in order to keep a happy, healthy, beautiful environment for all SunRiver residents.

If you would like a copy of the current CC&R’s contact SunWest Management at (435) 773-6456.

What are the facilities at the SunRiver St. George Community Center?

We offer a full array of amenities!

  • Ballroom
  • Billiard Room
  • Community Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Fitness Room
  • Game Room
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Lapidary Center
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Library
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Pickle Ball Courts
  • Pools
  • Pottery Studio
  • Tennis Courts
  • Woodworking Shop

Is the SunRiver Golf Course a Public Course?

Yes, the SunRiver Golf Course is a public course with preferential rates and tee times for SunRiver Residents.
The SunRiver Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Association is very active and always welcomes new members.  Call the staff at the Pro Shop at (435) 986-1000 for additional information or to schedule a tee time – or CLICK HERE.

What are the green fees at SunRiver St. George Golf Course?

St. George is known for its affordable golf, and SunRiver St. George Golf Course is no exception.  CLICK HERE for rates!

For additional information call the staff at the Pro Shop at (4350 986-1000, or  SCHEDULE YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE!

Local Services

How is the medical service in St. George?

In a Word: Excellent!

DRMC 300x97 How is the medical service in St. George? Dixie Regional Medical Center offers emergency services, in-patient and outpatient care, a broad staff of qualified doctors in virtually any capacity needed. Dixie Regional Medical Center is a 245-bed hospital located on two campuses – River Road and 400 East.

DRMC is the major medical referral center for northwestern Arizona, southeastern Nevada and southern Utah and has been recognized as a Thompson Top 100 Heart Hospital.  The DRMC Cardiac Rehabilitation program is nationally certified.

Dixie Regional Medical Center partners with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class cancer care for patients close to home, and recently added a newborn intensive care unit so that parents can stay with their struggling child without having to travel.

DRMC also features a program called ” Gateway to Wellness”, which is a collection of services including fitness classes, nutrition coaching, and personalized medical fitness evaluations. With the continued support of the community, they are constantly growing to meet your needs.

What are the airport services for St. George?

St. George dedicated a brand-new airport (SGU) built on over 1200 acres in February of 2011.

The new St. George Municipal Airport is located just 15 miles east of SunRiver and features state-of-the-art instrumentation approach, and accommodates regional jet aircraft, 737s and Airbus 319s.

The runway is 9,300 ft (1.8 miles) expandable to 11,500 ft, with two taxiways.  With the new location, SunRiver is no longer in the airport flight path. The new terminal building is 35,000 sq. ft.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is two hours away, with direct flights across the country and around the world.

St. George is headquarters to SkyWest Airlines, the primary United Express carrier in the west, which also flies for Delta Connection and US Airways Express.

Do the homes in SunRiver come with the capability for natural gas?

Yes.  Questar provides reliable, affordable, clean-burning natural gas to the homes of SunRiver at some of the lowest rates in the country.

Natural gas rates are regulated by Utah Public Service Commission and are consistently among the lowest in the country.  The current rate (4/20/2012) for natural gas in SunRiver is $7.57143 per Dth.  CLICK HERE to see how Utah’s natural gas rates compare with the rest of the country.

For more information on natural gas rates, availability or installation, contact Questar Gas at (800) 323-5517.

Who supplies the electric power to SunRiver St. George, and what are their rates?

All electricity to SunRiver St. George is provided by the Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association.

Dixie Escalante Electric is an electric cooperative providing electric utility services to approximately 15,000, customers in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.  Dixie Escalante Electric is headquartered in Beryl, north of St. George, but also has an office in Bloomington.

The current electric rates are $36.00 for the first 100 kWh, ($.03 per additional kWh), plus a $12.00 per month Demand Charge.