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America's Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Water Problem
Below the rim of the Great Basin sits Utah's warm-weather retreat, the town of St. The stunning valley combines transitional land features from the neighboring basin and Colorado Plateau with the landscapes and wildlife of the Mojave Desert. Red rock mesas and lush waterways create the setting for one of Utah's fastest-growing cities. Today, that growth and unique setting translate to family adventures, luxury spas, extensive shopping, championship golf and nearby outdoor recreation assets unlike anywhere else. In other words, fishing, climbing, canyoneering, biking, hiking, ATV and more — all in the unbeatable climate of beautiful St. George, Utah. Under the direction of Brigham Young, settlers worked to establish a cotton industry St.
Lately, the desert has blossomed nowhere more than the St. The city is a picturesque outpost, with red-rock desert framing bright green lawns and golf courses, all built around the stark white Mormon temple in the center of town. Today, that ceaseless sunshine is luring so many tourists, retirees, and students that St. George has become the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country. According to Census Bureau data released in March , the metro, home to , people, grew 4 percent between and