You can be somewhere between Cedar City and St. George and still have those 4 seasons. Places like Kanaraville aren't that far out of either and still within an easy drive of desert. As I said- with Sand Hollow between St. George and Hurricane, you have a body of water you can ski on and play on that literally is right next to some rock crawling and open desert all the way into Arizona. Cost of living is definitely cheaper than just about all of Southern California.Thank you guys for all the replies. My wife and I have read them all and they all helped. Someone talked about private lands in texas and the fact they aren't really desert like. I just got done spending many years building my 1450 desert truck and have no thoughts of selling to join a different type of racing.
Cost of living is a big reason for the move.
I have though hard about St. George and Cedar City. I guess looking at the map St george is basically like living in Arizona since its at the base of the climb towards Cedar City right? I can see how there would be ample places to drive there. How is the cost of living? I can look it up but real life cost of living from someone that lives there is better.
Cedar City would offer more seasons, but do you have to drive all the way back to St George area to get places to drive a desert truck? Whats the cost of living there compared to St George?
We would like to be close to a body of water. Powell is amazing but a drive from both Utah towns mentioned.
Another place to look is northern Arizona like Kingman or if you want to push distance a little bit, Prescott/Chino Valley for 4 seasons. Drive to the desert is a little longer, but you can get into dirt out your front door and drive to desert in your desert vehicle using public streets! Prescott proper is a little more expensive compared to the out lying areas, but it is a cool place. Kingman offers some cooler weather and a little bit of winter compared to Bullhead/Laughlin, but is still close to race venues in Laughlin, Vegas, Parker, and Barstow/Lucerne. Cost of living is lower than California and you can still get to the LA basin in half a day if you need to. I still live in California, but retired last year and am waiting for my wife to do the same and we will be moving primary residence out of California. Been doing the research for a few years now. That's why I have it to offer for someone in the same boat.