Hurricane Real Estate
One of the first things locals share about Hurricane is that the correct pronunciation of Hurricane is: her-ah-kun. The story is told that Hurricane got it’s name when a whirlwind blew the top off of a buggy back in the the late 1800’s. Erastus Snow, whose buggy it was was, named the area Hurricane as a result.
Hurricane was started primarily as an agriculture community and has maintained many actively producing fields and orchards. However, growth is definitely occurring and slowly farmland is being turned over into residential and commercial development.
With a population of about 13,000 and just a 15-20 minute drive from St. George, Hurricane is separated from some of the hustle and bustle of the bigger city and maintains the small town sense of community and pride. They celebrate their heritage with the Peach Days festival over Labor Day Weekend, and they have other events like the Easter Car Show that draw people into their community.
Hurricane also feels like a spring board to the National Parks and Recreation Areas. Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell are all accessed through Hurricane. In addition to the National Parks, Hurricane is near the recreational areas, Sand Hollow and Quail Creek Resevoirs, It also hosts Sky Mountain Golf and Sand Hollow Resort and Golf.
Hurricane has a small public airstrip, but worthy of note is the private airstrip on the south side of town. This private airstrip, Grassy Meadows Sky Ranch airpark, is in a subdivison of homes which allows for pilots to taxi to and from their homes parking their airplanes in their own private “garages”.
Here are resources that may help as you investigate Hurricane:
Schools: The public schools in Hurricane are all part of Washington County School District and are part of the Hurricane High School Cone site (they all feed into Hurricane High School).
- Elementary (k-5): Hurricane Elementary and Three Falls Elementary
- Intermediate (6-7): Hurricane Intermediate School
- Middle (8-9): Hurricane Middle School
- High School (10-12): Hurricane High school
- Water-Hurricane City
- Electricity—Hurricane City (most of the city), Rocky Mountain Power (Harrisburg development), Dixie Power (Sand Hollow Resort, Dixie Springs, Elim Valley and areas west of Elim Valley and Dixie Springs)
- Natural Gas—Questar Gas Company
Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce