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Location
The Lakes at St. George is located in the most southwesterly county in Utah known as Washington County. Washington County is bordered by Iron County on the north, Kane County on the east, Arizona on the south and Nevada on the west. It is located approximately 300 miles southwest of Salt Lake City and 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. St George is situated along Interstate 15, the main highway connecting Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Southern California.

General Information
Washington County contains approximately 2,428 square miles. The Federal Government owns 74.5 percent of the land in the county and 6.7 percent is owned by the State of Utah. The Federal Government owns 1,158,477 acres of land. The BLM controls 629,170 acres of that land. The BLM is currently participating in a land exchange and acquisition programs of private and state-owned lands that are located north of the City of St. George for a habitat conservation area. Other BLM lands are to be added or exchanged to the private sector throughout Washington County as part of this exchange program. Most of these lands are located adjacent to the urbanized area of St. George.

Population
Washington County is the sixth most populated in Utah with a 2014 estimate of 151,948 persons. The State of Utah has a 2014 population estimate of 2,942,902 persons. The population of Washington County represents 5.1 percent of the total population of Utah.

The population of Washington County increased 2.2% from 2012 to 2013, with an annual increase of 3,144 persons. The City of St. George is the largest city with a 2014 population estimate of 78,505 persons. The three cities in Washington County including St. George, Washington City and Santa Clara have a combined 2014 population of 152,000 persons.

Washington County's population increase is attributed primarily to net in-migration. This population increase is attributed by the attraction of the area to outsiders.

Washington County is the second in net in-migration growth among all counties in the State. Current (2014) net in-migration is 2,724 persons annually or 2.9%.

The growth of Washington County is primarily due to population increases in the Mountain states and a national trend of movement from cities to suburban and rural areas. Suburban areas are experiencing a growth rate due to the availability of land for development. Real estate values have been consistently increasing due to the past and present population growth.

Economic Base
Washington County has a service related base with a 2003 annual average civilian labor force of 48,421 persons. There has been a yearly increase of employment since 1987. The civilian labor force in 2002 was 43,547 persons. All areas of employment are expected to increase during the next 10 years with the largest increase occurring in service related industries.

Washington County had an unemployment rate during 2015 of 4%. The employment base in Washington County is primarily in health, education, construction and service industries.

Tourism has a significant impact on the economic viability of Washington County. The area is located on the westerly periphery of the Colorado Plateau. This section includes most of southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southwestern Colorado. This area includes fifteen national parks, monuments and recreation areas. Visitation to southern Utah is primarily form California and Colorado, which represent an estimated 40 to 45 percent of the total tourism.

Utah has five national parks with the state and the north entrance to the Grand Canyon. It also has two national monuments and one national recreation area. Visitation to these national parks, national monuments, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is referred to as the "Grand Circle". Visitors to these national parks typically travel through Washington County with annual visitation figures that have increased steadily of the last decade reaching an annual volume of 2,854,870 in 2012.

Housing
Washington County contains a variety of housing types from detached single family residences to apartment complexes. According to the Washington County Board of Realtor the median sales price for a single family residence re-sale in Washington County in 2014 was 236,534 up 5.4 percent from the prior year.

Transportation
The major method of transportation in Washington County is the price automobile. Bus transportation is limited to Greyhound Bus lines. Commercial air travel is at St. George Airport. The airport is serviced by SkyWest and South West Airlines providing service to connecting hubs in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

Environmental Issues
Washington County is a geologically diverse area. The range of elevation is dramatic from desert land to mountainous regions. The primary reason for this variation is the previous volcanic nature of the region. The southerly portion of Washington County has an elevation of 2,800 feet above sea level.

Conclusion
Washington County has experienced steady to rapid growth over the past 20 years. The growth has created the demand for housing and commercial services. Demand for all property type is moderate to strong. The economic base of the area is expected to continue to grow due to the expansion of Dixie College, the net in-migration of baby boomers and the climate in the area.


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Some owners of the Property are Nevada Real Estate Licensees.