Why You Should Move To Iron County In 2021
Who says you can't have it all? Utah's Iron County offers close-knit, active communities in the midst of some of the most stunning landscapes in America. Our real estate agents share some tempting reasons why you should move to Iron County in 2021.
Gateway to the National Parks
Families frequently plan a major vacation around a visit to just one of the country's beloved national parks. When you live in Iron County, every weekend can be a vacation. You're never more than a day's drive away from six top national parks: Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase, Kolob Canyons, Lake Powell, and Zion.
One word that can't be applied to the geography of Iron County is "monotonous." The western side features the arid lands of the Escalante Desert and the Great Basin ranges. In contrast, the eastern side is marked by the lush meadows and forests of the High Plateaus.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
The breathtaking beauty of Cedar Breaks National Monument is less than a 30-minute drive from Cedar City homes for sale. Designated in 1933, Cedar Breaks forms a natural amphitheater spanning three miles with a depth of more than 2,000 feet. The park is open year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Festival City USA
Residents of Iron County don't like to sit still. From Shakespeare festivals to Renaissance fairs to bike and running races, there's always something happening in Cedar City. Thanks to the number and variety of events, Cedar City has proudly earned the nickname of "Festival City USA."
Southern Utah University
In 1897, the people of Cedar City persevered through a historically brutal snowstorm to build the facility that would bring higher learning to the community. The building, referred to as Old Main, still stands on the campus of Southern Utah University, known as the "Most Outdoorsy University" in the United States.
Historic Downtown Area
Downtown Cedar City is a delightful mix of charming shops, antique stores, coffee houses, and even an old-time soda fountain. But shopping serves more than just a practical purpose. With historical buildings such as the Old Post Office, the Rock Church, and the Union Pacific Railroad Depot, a trip downtown is a fascinating sightseeing expedition.
Situated right on Interstate 15, Cedar City has one of the more advantageous locations in Utah. Fewer than 300 miles away from both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Cedar City is also the midway point between Los Angeles and Denver. As a result, the city serves as a regional trade center and service supplier, providing Iron County with a more balanced economy than many less-populated areas.
The building that houses the Southern Utah Museum of Art is as compelling as any one of the more than 2,000 pieces in its permanent collection, which includes works by Renoir, Dali, and more. Admission to SUMA is free for all guests. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum offers a glimpse back in time to the early days of Cedar City and Iron County. Exhibits include Hunter House, Cedar City's oldest standing home, as well as a 19th-century printing press, a 100-year-old loom, and a collection of horse-drawn wagons.
Contact us at Stratum Real Estate Group to learn more about why you should make Iron County your new home in 2021.