Hurricane, Utah is located in Washington County and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan area. Even though it is now considered a suburb of St. George it continues to retain its rural atmosphere. Hurricane, which locals pronounce Hur-a-kin, was settled in 1896 and was named as a result of a whirlwind blowing the top from a buggy. The wind was claimed to be a hurricane by a rider in the buggy, who then proclaimed the area Hurricane Hill. The settlement was part of the Mormon Cotton Mission, an effort to establish agricultural purposes in southern Utah. Small farms were known to produce peaches, pistachio nuts, and pecans. Today approximately 13,750 people call Hurricane home.
This charming community has much to offer prospective homebuyers. Hurricane has several parks, a large community center, a city pool, and several golf courses. There are also two reservoir lakes that provide additional recreation options; Sand Hollow Recreation Area and Quail Lake State Park, which are known for bass fishing. For those who delight in shopping, there are several chain stores here, as well as a variety of fast food eateries, an antique mall, and some sports stores. The area also has some popular events throughout the year. Some of these include the Easter Car Show, Peach Days Street Festival, and the Hurricane Valley Christmas Tree Festival. State Street is the main boulevard in the community and was recently renovated. Now designated as Utah SR-9, the shopping district stretching from 100 East to 400 West has been named a historical district and preservations efforts are ongoing. Adding to the area's allure, the Grand Canyon is less than 100-miles from Hurricane, and SR-59 converges with the highway that leads directly into Zion National Park.
Beyond all of these excellent features, Hurricane real estate is also impressive. Home options in Hurricane include ranch-style family homes, newer contemporary homes, larger renovated older homes, and land for sale. Many of the large homes in Hurricane have been listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes. Listing prices for Hurricane real estate fall in a broad range determined by the home's age, size, proximity to amenities, and condition. With the many local amenities, the proximity to St. George and all it offers, and the beautiful surrounding countryside, Hurricane, Utah is an excellent choice for those looking for a new home. If you would like to learn more about the homes for sale in Hurricane, please allow us to assist you. Contact us today.