Quality of Life

Utah is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live. The state offers a wide variety of activities from cultural diversity to breathtaking views of the outdoors. In a few hours drive, visitors and residents alike can hike, snowshoe, ice fish, fly fish, water ski, snow ski, golf, or build a snowman.

Over the past several years, Utah has made the list as one of the best places to live and start a business. In fact, according to the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index, Utah is the #1 state to live in the future. Utah is home to five national parks and countless state and national monuments and the "Greatest Snow on Earth".


Cedar City is in close proximity to a number of national parks and monuments, as well as innumerable other spectacular outdoor locations. Within an few minutes' drive, residents and tourists have access to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Within a few hours, you can visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks. Click on THIS LINK and get an idea of our natural wonders.

Brian Head Ski Resort, which is just 45 minutes away, allows the winter enthusiasts to experience fresh powder or an amazing world of single-track mountain biking in the summer.

Cedar City has it's own golf-course, offering a relaxing day and scenic views while enjoying a great game of golf. For more information on Cedar City's golf course, click here.

Cedar City has been been dubbed "Festival City USA" due to the many festivals that are hosted here, including the Tony Award-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival, Groovefest American Music Festival, and so many others.


The cost of living in Cedar City is generally 85-90 percent lower than the US average cost of living. According to the Council for Community on Economic Research, Cedar City, almost across the board, has a lower cost of living than many cities in the United States and most major cities within Utah.

The amazing outdoors, outstanding festivals, and unique lifestyle in Cedar City makes this a very special place. The fact that our residents can enjoy views of the red hills and alpine mountains every day and spectacular star-studded skies at night – not to mention our crystal clear air every day of the year, are things that are difficult to quantify on spreadsheets and data forms, but they are a very real part of living in Cedar City. So, what are you waiting for?