Why I Love Cedar City



When someone questions why I love Cedar City, the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning come to mind: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” There are so many reasons making a home in Cedar City makes sense. The proximity to outdoor wonders and great recreational activities, cultural, and educational experiences offered by our university, SUU, and connections with past generations who helped to build this valley are just a few. For me, it’s a conglomerate of all of these and more. Cedar City is big enough to have several shopping options, yet small enough to still enjoy block parties and talk about the good old days with your neighbors. Small businesses thrive here because of their relationships with their clients and customers. Kids grow up in a community that supports them in their educations, athletics, and other activities. And most any night of the year, you can choose between Milt’s Stage Stop or Brody’s Mexican Restaurant for a great dinner. When I asked my wife why she loves living here, she said she feels an emotional connection to family, present and past, who had a hand in contributing to the success of this community. Cedar City, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

~ Michael Stephenson

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