Southern Utah

Southern Utah, or Greater Zion as the area has been branded by the local convention and tourism bureau, is an “extraordinary place, a collection of communities, filled with optimism and purpose… On their own, they are good, but together they are greater. Working as one, their differences beautifully blend to challenge your adventurous spirit and immerse you in the impossible. Here, you can dive into the middle of the desert, walk among giants, hike through a dragon’s lair and climb to where angels land. Here, we are reminded of what it’s like to be curious, carefree, and completely in awe of the world around us. This place is greater than just one park. This place is greater than just one passion. This place is Greater Zion.”

No matter where you’d like to settle down in Southern Utah, Simply Real Estate can help you find your dream home. If you’re looking to call Santa Clara, Enterprise, New Harmony, Springdale, Apple Valley, or anywhere else in Washington County home, we’re the real estate agents with the expertise and the knowledge to help you find the perfect home, lot, or even the perfect place for your business.

Sand Hollow

Have you ever played golf on a cliff?  Well, get ready because, on the John Fought-designed course at Sand Hollow Resort, you might find yourself teeing one over the edge just to see how far you can make it fly.

Combine that with the reflecting sunset on the Virgin River as you finish your round and you’ll be wishing you had your best buddy there with you! (Your new golf clubs don’t count as a friend.)

The golf course incorporates steep ridgelines, deep canyons, and expansive elevations to create one of the most incredible golf experiences in the country. Don’t believe us? It is a multiple-time #1 rated in Utah course as well as a top ten in the nation!


Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States, and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. Its population was 13,748 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Along with several other areas of southwestern Utah, the Hurricane area has undergone large population growth since the 1970s. Because of this, it has become a suburb of St. George, while retaining its rural character.

Hurricane was first settled in 1896 and received its name after a whirlwind blew the top off a buggy in which Erastus Snow was riding. Snow exclaimed, “Well, that was a Hurricane. We’ll name this ‘Hurricane Hill’.”

Hurricane, which is pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by local residents (mimicking the accent of early Liverpudlian settlers), is in eastern Washington County. The community was settled as part of LDS Church President Brigham Young’s “Cotton Mission”, intended to establish the southern end of Utah for agricultural purposes. The town once operated a large peach and apricot orchard for the LDS Church and is historically known for growing peaches, pecans, and pistachio nuts on small farms.

The town boasts multiple parks, a new dog park, a city pool and large community center, several ranked golf courses, two reservoir lakes noted for bass fishing (Sand Hollow Recreation Area and Quail Creek State Park), as well as a small municipal airfield. There are several medical clinics in the area.

Copper Rock

Located in Hurricane City, Washington County, Utah, sits a new championship golf course surrounded by stunning copper cliffs and sweeping desert vistas. The abundance of blue skies, natural beauty and close proximity to State and National Parks, makes Copper Rock a prime golf destination and desirable community. Home sites are selling now in this remarkably friendly and social neighborhood.


Ivins is a city in southwestern Washington County, Utah, United States. It is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or “bedroom” community. The population was 6,753 in the 2010 census, and it was estimated at 8,913 in 2018. Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census, it became a city in 1998.

In recent years, the culture of Ivins has transitioned from that of a sleepy farming community to a more affluent bedroom community and resort town. This is due to adjacent attractive scenery and recreation opportunities, such as Snow Canyon State Park.

Saint George

The city was named for 19th-century LDS Church apostle George A. Smith (not the Roman martyr the English are so fond of) but the Mormons were hardly the first to set up shop. From 1000 BCE to 1300 CE, Ancestral Puebloans (forbears of the modern Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, and Southern Paiute nations) traded their nomadic ways for rows of corn and squash. The Southern Paiutes were settled there when the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition passed through in 1776 and when 300 Mormon families founded a cotton mission in 1861.

Besides a convergence of cultures, the St. George area is also the nexus of three geographical regions. The MOJAVE DESERT, which extends west-southwest to California, gives St. George that where-can-I-fill-up-my-canteen? atmosphere. The COLORADO PLATEAU, which contains southern Utah’s other four national parks, adds photo-hungry canyons and a reddish tint. The GREAT BASIN to the north creates an unmistakably endorheic quality. (Right?!) All that makes for a lot of variety, a lot of borders — and good things happen at the geographical edges…