Living in Southern Utah.....

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Legacy

I have often considered why Darcy and I live in Southern Utah.  Neither of us were born in Southern Utah, although I wish that I would have been, my parents and older siblings all were born in Southern Utah.  I have always felt at home in the red rocks and dirt that Southern Utah is famous for.  Many of the most cherished memories of my childhood occurred somewhere in Southern Utah.

Living in Southern Utah isn't always easy, we don't have a large number of factories so employment can be an issue.  Shopping can be an issue as well, unless you are okay shopping at Walmart, or don't mind driving to Saint George to go to the mall.  There are stores here in Cedar City, but the selection isn't what it is in larger cities (outside of grocery stores), so that is a little inconvenient.

Now when it comes to dining or eating out we have lots of options.  We have a great variety from sushi and Thai food to the standard steak house.  Some of these I will include in separate more localized blogs.  We have some of the large restaurant chains, Chili's and Applebees and some more localized chains, like Cafe Rio, and Wingers.  We enjoy two multi screen theater complexes here in Cedar City.  There are also some great restaurants that are unique to Cedar City, Milt's, Rusty's, Ninja and the hamburger place at the Bowling Alley.

One of the things that Cedar City has spent a lot of money and effort on is on Little League Baseball, it has a baseball only Little League Park, as well as a soccer, softball and skate boarding park.  We have a new aquatic center under construction as well as a reservoir to add to the recreational opportunities.  We have a great hiking trail that follows Coal Creek into the Canyon.  There is skiing in Brian Head as well as snowmobiling on the mountain all winter long.

We have wonderful hiking and horseback riding areas.  There is an area set up for rock crawling in your four wheel drive vehicles.  There are a lot of camping, fishing, hunting and other outdoor areas.  There are miles of ATV trails many of the cities (like Cedar City) have designated roads inside the city limits that allow the riders to come in and get supplies or stay in a motel.  We do have a lot of motels rooms that are open year round.

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't write about the Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Neil Simon Festival, the Utah Summer Games and all of the opportunities that having Southern Utah University in Cedar City.

The most obvious thing that we do enjoy is the natural beauty.  There is nothing man can build that can compare with it!  We are close to many National Parks and Monuments, the most well known is Zions National Park.  It isn't for everyone, but it is where we call home!

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North View of Cedar Breaks National Monument.

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Kanarra Mountain.

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Along the road to Zions National Park.

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Cedar Mountain looking towards Cedar Breaks National Monument.

These are but a very few looks at the beauty that we enjoy, living in Southern Utah.

 

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Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Tony and Darcy, What a great post about your area.  I have driven through Utah but have never spent any time there.  It sounds like a nice, peaceful place to live.

Mar 27, 2010 01:17 PM #1
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Suzanne Strickler
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Tony & Darcy - Judging by your pictures; it's a lovely place to call home.

 

Mar 27, 2010 02:14 PM #2
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Jim Hale
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We have red dirt here in Oregon's Coast Range...Bellpine soil we call it.  It's great for growing fir trees.

But it is not a scenic as your red dirt.

Mar 27, 2010 02:20 PM #3
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Mary Yonkers
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Tony--I have never been to Utah, but love the views I have seen on your posts and elsewhere.  Where did you grow up?  How did you end up in southern Utah?  (Guess I couldn't figure that out even though I read your post twice)

PA doesn't have much manufacturing and NW and central struggles to employ its people.  I understand what you are saying.  I love our green environment.  The trees, hills, rivers and streams.

Mar 27, 2010 03:09 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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Shirley, Thank you!  It is a beautiful place, and we like living here.

Suzanne, It is very pretty here.

Jim, I have not spent a lot of time in Oregon, but the photos that I have seen are gorgeous as well!

Mary, I grew up in Northern Utah, and Darcy grew up in Southern California.  We ended up here because I have always wanted to live here.  It is an area that as drawn me to it.  It is very beautiful and the air is clean!  

Mar 27, 2010 04:01 PM #5
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John Novak
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Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I love the vibrancy of Cedar Breaks and the color banding on the road to Zion. You're getting some great shots of southern Utah's landscapes.

Mar 27, 2010 04:14 PM #6
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

thanks for sharing your area with all of us here on AR...  Love the pics great narration as well

Mar 27, 2010 06:46 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Tony and Darcy - If you ever begin wondering why you live in Southern Utah, it would be because you have become jaded by your amazing surroundings, and no longer see them in fresh light!  I've been to your part of the country, and that ought to take a VERY long time before that happens!  You live in a spectacular part of the country!

Mar 27, 2010 08:34 PM #8
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
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Darcy, I love the beauty that southern Utah exudes every single day! Thanks for the scenic photos. (I wanted you to also know that southern Utah now has the #1 & #2 spot on Activerain!)

Mar 27, 2010 11:26 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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John: Thank you.  There is so much to photograph around here.

Diane: Thank you.  

Myrl: I think that the questioning was based more on economic factors than other environmental factors.  I hope that I never grow complacent with my surroundings.

Wanda: Congratulations!  We do live in a very beautiful area!

Mar 28, 2010 05:29 PM #10
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Jane Peters
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Utah certainly is one of the most stunning states.  I have not been to any of the parks, just Salt Lake and the mountains around.  I can understand why you love living there, malls or no malls.

Mar 28, 2010 08:10 PM #11
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John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
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Tony and Darcy - That's beautiful country. I've only briefly passed through Utah years ago and should have visited longer.

Mar 28, 2010 11:18 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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Jane, Salt Lake is a beautiful setting as well, there are many places that are certainly more scenic than others, but overall it is a beautiful state.

John, you could always come back! ;-)

Mar 29, 2010 12:11 PM #13
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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My husband keeps telling me about Bryce, Arches, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands. The pictures I've seen on calendars are gorgeous. We'll get up there to see you eventually.

Mar 30, 2010 11:25 PM #14
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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Jim, please do!  Capitol Reef is my favorite, but my father was born just outside of it.  They're all very beautiful!

Mar 31, 2010 01:16 AM #15
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