Ready for an artful encounter? Then you have to check out Kayenta Utah. Located a few miles north of downtown St. George and Santa Clara off of W. Old Hwy. 91, Kayenta was made for adventurers. Surrounded by one of Utah’s most spectacular landscapes, this high desert Southwest destination stretches 3 miles in length and nearly 2 miles in width for a total of just 2200 acres. Over 80% of Kayenta’s borders back up to open space with stunning views of the surrounding nature.
Sunset Magazine touted Kayenta as one of the best places in the country to have an artful encounter as art lovers and artists alike find this to be one of the most awe-inspiring places in the country. It’s technically within the town of Ivins at about 7 miles northwest of St. George but if you like art, you have to visit and perhaps stay in Kayenta. There’s a plethora of art galleries, unique boutiques, shops, cafés, and more all admits the gorgeous backdrop of the red rock mountains and desert gardens.
Kayenta got its start back in 1975 when several ranchers purchased 1300 acres west of St. George and decided to build a community. At that time, St. George had just about 10,000 residents and Santa Clara was less than 1000 without much in between the two. The ranch was a big, open, and untouched a location except for a few ranches, gates and fences interspersed throughout the desert typography.
The “Kayenta Concept” came to be known in 1979 with a master-planned community identifying major roads, open space, and spots for developing darling little beautiful desert dwellings and adobes. Today, generous open space elements have retained the quiet and pristine and feel of the community and the architecture matches beautifully with the backdrop of the artistic desert.
Whether you’re choosing to build your dream home or looking for a move-in ready property, there’s plenty of designs, layouts, and acreage to choose from. You’ll find homesites starting at about $115,000 and existing homes starting at about $600,000 on up to over $1.5 million. Residents are just minutes away from the unique shops and restaurants in downtown Ivins yet free to enjoy the design, layout, and natural beauty of this unmatched location. Most residents pay homeowner association fees starting at about $125 per month. This covers common area maintenance, several landscaping locations and management.
Residents of Kayenta are part of the Washington County school district and are served by the Red Mountain elementary school, the Snow Canyon middle school, and the Snow Canyon high school. The elementary school is less than 2 miles from most homes in Kayenta and the middle school and high school are both 5 miles back in Santa Clara. For more information on the gorgeous homes, real estate, and custom home sites available in Kayenta Utah please see active listings on my website or contact me at any time at 435-414-8597 to schedule a showing.
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