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Ironman St. George Course Showcases Historic District

by Jeremy Larkin

5 Minute Tour of the Best Historic Sites on Ironman St. George Course!

After years of preparation and hype, both by Ironman organizers AND racers, Ford Ironman St. George is finally coming to town!

In addition to being arguably the most scenic and difficult course on the Ironman circuit, this course offers something else quite unique - participants not only finish the race at historic town square, but come through the historic district 3 times!

Whether you are here to spectate or participate, don't miss some of the hidden gems in this area - The old Opera House/Social Hall, Art district, Ancestor Square, Art Walk, Judd's Store, St. George LDS Temple, and of course Town Square.

Might not seem quite so pretty on the 2nd lap of the marathon...

As an avid cyclist, St. George Marathon finisher, and 5-time triathlon participant (note I didn't use the word "racer"), I realize that most of you competing on May 1st won't be able to focus on these great sites during the race, so you'd better get there before or after.

Nothing tastes better than a fresh baked bread stick, novelty soda and perhaps an ice cream from Judd's store after a HUGE effort!

Welcome Ironman St. George volunteers, spectators and organizers to my beautiful home town! Feel free to contact me directly - larkin@gostgeorge.com, for more details, directions or advice about St. George.

Until then, eat your carbs, get some rest and we will see you on race day. (I'll be the one voluteering, NOT racing...).

Key Links:

Ironman International: http://www.ironman.com/

St. George Temple: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/stgeorge/

St. George City & History: http://www.sgcity.org/

 

Pollen & Building Permits in the St. George Air

by Jeremy Larkin

One sure sign it's Spring in Utah's Dixie is the annual St. George Arts Festival (running this weekend) and yet another is Building Permit activity....what?!?! Yes, building permits.

No, they are not really a sign of Spring per se, but may be a sign of "Spring" for the once nearly dead Washington County Construction market.

This week we toured the Salisbury Homes develpment of Stone Henge in the Washington Fields. Mortgage Jedi Blake Bench of First Colony Mortgage joins us - he is a good friend and the "preferred" lender for the project. The value out there is insane!!

The main point is this: Housing markets & the economies that surround them are highly driven by construction and real estate sales activity, or the lack thereof. 12-15 months ago sales & construction activity in Washington County nearly came to a screeching halt and the fear was palpable.

As you can see in the chart below of Washington County Real Estate Sales, what a difference a year makes. (2010 is in PURPLE).

While we are not out of this mess yet - nor will be for some period of time, it is obvious that both affordability and consumer confidence are on the rise - by nearly 200% compared to this time a year ago and even higher than 2008.

What are your thoughts?

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