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Old 04-07-2010, 09:02 AM
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We are a family from Maryland, originally New Jersey and have been wanting to move west for some time. We are thinking of the St George area after lots of research and I had some questions - hoping some folks from the area can help me out. We are non LDS but I know that's been beat to death so I'm not even going to go there. If we do take the plunge we'll have to hope our sparkling personalities win you over. We love the outdoors and a dry desert climate, but are looking for an area where temps drop in the winter.

Do most communities have HOA dues? I can't seem to find much info on this when searching real estate listings. If so, what do they typically run?

How much is homeowners insurance? We've pd $450 a year in NJ and $1350 a year in MD - wondering where Utah fits in.

We are currently well and septic and haven't paid a water or sewer bill in awhile, what do they typically run?

Any other thoughts/advice on moving to the area? We are looking at St George vs the Montrose/Grand Junction area of Colorado, which we are are familiar with, while we've never been to St George (although we plan a a facting finding trip in the next month or so if we are still leaning that way). If anyone is familiar with both areas and can do a compairson, that would be fantastic!

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Old 05-17-2010, 06:54 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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I would move to grand junction because I have never been to St george and cannot on what it is like their. When visiting Grand junction I thought it was a very nice place.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:41 AM
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Montrose is way more isolated and colder.I have friends there and they love it, but get bored.
Grand Junction is nice, has vineyards, closer to good skiing, comparable outdoor opportunities but bigger rivers, more developed mountains.
St. George is a retirement/resort golf area, very nice, close to Vegas, not as granola as Junction.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:38 PM
Location: Cedar City, Utah
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I just moved to St. George. I am from Northern Utah orignally. You must visit St. George. One look at the beauty of the area (if you like the desert, red rock type of scenery) it will win you over. It did me. My home is in Coral Canyon and the HOA fees are $43 a month....amazing to me. My homeowners insurance is approx $400 a year. Not sure about your other questions. The Ivins area outside of St. George is breathtaking. It is a little farther from shopping however. There is a diversity with the people there. It was known as a retirement area but people of all ages live there. A great time to buy a home too, as the economy took its toll on the area. You are close to Zion Park, which I just viisted and was blown away how beautiful it was. It does get very, very hot. If you don't like hot weather it wouldnt be for you. I do love Colorado though and Grand Junction is beautiful also.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:00 AM
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Our property tax is pretty low also. My house in Santa Clara Heights which cost me $250,000 was running $1300 a year.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:03 PM
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We moved from Westminster, Maryland to St. George to retire and love it. No SNOW! Only hot in June-August but again no snow. We used to have a septic and well in Maryland and I was always worried that one would break or the well run dry. Also I could not stand the humidity in Maryland along with the ticks, leaves to rake and high taxes. Our HOA is $132 but worth every penny as we have use of the community center and swim pool (indoor and outdoor), hot tub and exercise room. We were so happy to get out of Maryland.
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