U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > St. George
St. George Washington County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 03-06-2011, 06:11 PM
1 posts, read 3,308 times
Reputation: 10


Greetings everyone, I'm hoping that everyone can help me out with some information regarding the Cedar City/St. George areas of Utah. My wife and I are considering relocating to one of these two cities and are leaning at this point towards Cedar City. Unfortunately, I don't have much firsthand knowledge about either of the areas, but I know that there are many of you out there who could help me out. Besides, there is no substitute for the information that can only be provided by insiders and those that current reside in an area. I've done as much research as I can, including looking over a number of the different threads and forums. One issue that I remain a little confused over relates to religious diversity in the areas. I've been given some different information from those that I've talked to locally about the areas. I know that both areas have high rates of religious participation and that the bulk of those identifying with a faith are LDS (Mormon). While this in and of itself is not a concern for us, I've heard that this may create some problems for us in regards to integrating into the community as we are not LDS members (I'm Catholic and my wife is Lutheran). I'm especially concerned with our children (five and two) being able to make friends and feel like a part of their new community. I've heard that not being LDS might make it difficult for us to find acceptance in either of these two towns and that we might face some obstacles in trying to fit in and become part of the community. On the other hand, I've also heard that these two communities are becoming more diverse in at least some respects and that not being LDS would not hamper our fitting into the community. I've heard this may especially be the case in Cedar City because it is a college town. I really don't know if either of these opinions are at all accurate, so I was hoping that I could find some locals who could give me some definitive information. If any of you could help out it would be greatly appreciated, it is likely that we will be in whichever community we ultimately decide to settle in for quite some time so getting some accurate information is really important to me. Thanks to all in advance for your input.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 03-08-2011, 06:56 PM
239 posts, read 795,474 times
Reputation: 86
I have lived, worked and shopped in Cedar City (actually live outside the city limits) for over 15 years.
I am not LDS and can't ever recall being slighted because of it. Most people (IMHO) feel "left out" because the LDS families are close knit and so many activities revolve around the church. I work at an elementary school and see LDS and non LDS kids all go off together after school for scouts or to friends houses. There will be opportunities for your kids to socialize, you may just have to work at it a little harder. Good luck to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2011, 06:42 AM
Location: Washington Fields
22 posts, read 40,961 times
Reputation: 33
You get out of things what you put into things. That being said, if you shy away from people because of their faith, they will tend to shy away from you. I for one have not found that an issue. I approached my neighbors within the first week of moving here (7 months ago). They have been very accepting of me and my family. I have been invited to activities and BBQ's. I am LDS but not active. I smoke and have the occasional beer or two. There is a Lutheren church right here in Washington and I believe there is a Catholic church in St George. Alot of time I find the people that are having issues with finding friends are the people that sit indoors and whine about not having friends (that would be my wife and son's case). But, once they got out and actually began to socialize, they made friends fairly quick. Just remember, here in St George, people do not come out of their house during the day in the summer. They are not being anti-social its just to freakin hot. Try going for a walk around 9 or 10 at night, you'll be surprised at how many people are outside then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2011, 10:57 AM
3 posts, read 9,514 times
Reputation: 11
We live here right now and yep there are a ton of LDS families and I have kids 11, 9, and 6 and honestly the problems that we had directly were very few and the teachers here handled it amazingly. On the other hand boy scouts, clubs, and other things are done directly through the church so the kids automatically feel left out. The Lutheran church is pretty small here it is Missouri Senate and not many kids at all there which is the reason we chose to go to a different church here in town because I want my kids to have their friends too. Yeah it gets upsetting when everyone knows eachother because of church but honestly people here are really good and the ones who won't speak to you are not worth it anyways. My kids have a good time but I do understand your position we are getting ready to move and rent out our house just to see what life is out there and if it is still like we remember it before we moved here. If you are looking for an awesome place with tons to do and safety and awesome schools this is the place for you just be prepared for a tiny bit of snubbing but if you find a good church (We recommend Calvary Chapel) it would be awesome for you it makes you feel as though you are part of something. There is also a Catholic church out here we never went but they have the best thrift store in town!! If I can help you anymore let me know!
Oh the differences in Saint George and Cedar is there is snow in Cedar, the summers are cooler in Cedar but there is a ton more shopping in Saint George and jobs too!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2011, 03:26 PM
7,887 posts, read 6,801,896 times
Reputation: 17010
You will hear ST George is all Mormons. Not true. 40% are not or nave never been Mormons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2011, 05:32 PM
4 posts, read 21,796 times
Reputation: 16
I moved out here not long ago and there is a Lutheran and Catholic churches to go to. As far as
the children....it depends on your kids if they can take stuff from others. No matter where you live
there will always be something. We live in a imperfect world. If your that worried; home school them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > St. George
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 PM.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top