From Kayenta’s desert landscape to the fairway-hugging Sunbrook planned communities, diversity in housing design and price has drawn crowds over the weekend to gather ideas or simply admire. Attendance is estimated at 40 percent higher than the 2013 Parade of Homes.
“The Parade gives people a lot of opportunities to compare communities and lifestyles in different areas of St. George,” Timothy Grogan of Southern Utah Development said. “We’re here to answer questions and promote development.”
The 28 homes scattered across Washington County range from affordable family residences around $350,000 to palatial estates valued at over $1.5 million. Some are custom-designed for clients and others are model homes showcasing the best of a community, but most are on the market.
“This is one of my favorite years,” St. George resident Merrilee Aldrich, who’s visited the Parade four times, said. “The variety of homes is bigger.”
“The St. George Area Parade of Homes has earned an outstanding reputation as being one of the best Parade of Homes in the country because of the quality craftsmanship, unique features and incredible landscapes,” said Mari Smith, director of operations for SUHBA. “The St. George Area Parade of Homes is a unique event because the 28 Parade homes are set among diverse and beautiful landscapes that can only be found in Southern Utah. We hear quite often this event is very unique because of the high quality of homes and the professionalism of the event.”
The Parade continues through Feb. 23 and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, except for the final day when it closes at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and are available online or at the Red Cliffs Mall and any branch of Lin’s Market and Zions Bank.
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Alexa Verdugo Morgan began her journalism career in 2009, working for various newspapers, magazines and online publications, including the Mainstreet Business Journal of Southern Utah and Southern Utah Youth Sports Magazine, before joining the STGnews team in October 2011. She is also the author of "The Cave of Souls," a young adult adventure/science fiction/fantasy novel. In her spare time, she enjoys music, photography, tennis, her dog and four guinea pigs. She lives in Ivins.