John Eye, Ed.D.

Cedar City, Utah

Located in Southwest Utah, Cedar City has one of the best climates in the United States. January high temperatures are normally in the low 40s and lows are in the 20s. July temperatures are often in the 90s and 100s. In the winter, you can ski at Brian Head, 15 miles to the east, and golf in St. George, 45 miles to the south!

The cost of living is low in Cedar City. The median cost of a single family home is lower than areas like Flagstaff and Lake Tahoe that offer similar climate and outdoor opportunities. Pollution levels in Cedar City are also lower than other populated places in Utah, especially Salt Lake City, Provo, Logan, and St. George.

The schools in Cedar City are relatively strong despite the low funding and low overall support for quality programs. Utah schools have the lowest per pupil funding and highest average class sizes in the nation.

Positioned on Interstate 15, there is easy access to metropolitan areas such as Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. St. George is an easy 40 minutes away and offers additional shopping and services.

Southern Utah scenery is some of the best. Red rock formations on many of the mountains provide unique color and amazing views. Cedar City actually sits at the base of Cedar Mountain. By traveling 12 miles east on highway 14, you are at 8500 feet in elevation and still climbing.

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Copyright John Eye 2007

Updated January 15, 2013