Livability Score

65
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Grind Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Berry Bar
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (14) F
Eccles Coliseum
Stadium
Centrum Arena
Stadium
Adam’s Memorial Theatre
Theatre Arts
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Museum
Randall L. Jones Theatre
Theatre Arts
Englestad Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre Arts
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Attraction
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Arts
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Museum
Heritage Center Theater
Theatre Arts
Megaplex Theatres Stadium
Cinema
Cedar City Lighthouse
Attraction
Fiddlers Stadium Cinema
Cinema
Cedar Bowling Center
Bowling Alley
Food and Drink (33) D-
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
DQ Grill & Chill
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Mike's Tavern
Bar
IG winery
Alcohol
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Pop'nSweets Candy and Soda Parlor
Sweets
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Taco Time
Fast Food
Crumbl Cookies
Sweets
Quiznos
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
Iron County Youth Center
Community Centre
Snap Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Groceries (4) F
Lin's Marketplace
Grocery Store
Doughnutville
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Smith's
Grocery Store
Parks (34) F
Ridge Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hillcrest Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Bicentennial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Memorial Grove
Park
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick Grove
Park
Field at the Hills
Park
Frontier Homestead State Park
Park
Main Street Park
Park
Mayor Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Park Discovery
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Horseshoe Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Paiute Children's Play Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (27) F
Maverik
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
SUU Book Store
Books
University Journal
Books
Verizon
Electronics
Boomer's Main Street Plaza
Mall
Poser's Place
Clothing
Braun's Books
Books
Cardon's Shoes & Clothing
Clothing
Jolley's Ranchwear
Clothing
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Rally Stop
Convenience Store
Ross
Department Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Verizon
Electronics
Famous Footwear
Shoes
Sprint
Electronics
Bealls
Clothing
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Verizon
Electronics
Zagg
Electronics
Deseret Book
Books
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.3% take public transportation in Cedar City.
Public Transit Stops (1)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.3%
F
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cost of living A

The cost of living in Cedar City is 101/100 - which is 3% lower than Utah.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime A+

Cedar City crime rates are 1,396 per 100k, which is 35% lower than Utah
Property Crime
1,317 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
79 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment D+

The median income in Cedar City is $52,524 - which is 16% lower than Utah.
Med. Household Income
$52,524
D-
Unemployment Rate
3.5%
C+
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (17)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Unknown Name
Doctor
University of Utah Health Care
Doctor
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
Cedar City Hospital
Hospital
Unknown Name
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Doctor
Valley View Family Medicine
Doctor
Unknown Name
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Childrens Dental
Dentist
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Cedar Valley Medical Clinic
Clinic
Unknown Name
Ambulance Station
Iron County Sheriff
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C
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housing A+

Cedar City home prices are $227,500 - which is 1% higher than Utah
Home Price
$227,500
A-
Home Appreciation Rate
21%
A+
Home Affordability
4.3x (home price to income ratio)
D-
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schools C

The Cedar City graduation rate is 88% - which is 1% lower than Utah
School Test Scores
52%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B
Elementary Schools (11) F
Cedar North School
Cedar South School
Cedar Middle
Launch High
Southwest Educational Academy
Cedar East School
Iron Springs School
Canyon View Middle
Fiddlers Canyon School
High Schools (6) F
Success Suu
Cedar City High
Southwest Educational Academy
Canyon View High
Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy
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ratings D+

Cedar City has an overall rating of 56% from 19 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
D-
User Surveys (17)
From AreaVibes
B
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If you're thinking of moving here, keep looking 2 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 02, 2020) I moved here from out of state- most everyone in Cedar is from out of state, mostly from Vegas or California. There are some REAL CONCERNS here.

- Complete lack of diversity and culture. If you have children and you are trying to expand their horizons, this is NOT the place. The
...Read More University has one museum, the selection leaves much to be desired.
- If you have children, DON'T SUBJECT THEM TO IRON COUNTY SCHOOLS. Especially if they are on an IEP or 504. The schools barely pay their teachers, so the teachers barely teach. The schools don't want to enforce IEP'S.
- Weird zoning, no zoning. Congrats! You just bought a $285k house? Great... Someone with a single-wide bought a plot next to you and is currently hoarding it out. Bonus! Barely no HOA or Code enforcement. You'll have to just watch the hoard fester.
- Ah, you want the American dream? Not in Cedar City. The average wage without a college degree is around $11/ hour. More if you work graveyard shift. With a college degree, you might be looking at $14-18/ hour. The average home price here is $275k. The average rent is $1200/ month for a single family home. You'll pay more than national average for gas and groceries. It's paycheck to paycheck living here.
- Want to go to Target? That's in St George. What about a children's museum? St. George. A splash pad for the kids? St. George. Costco? St. George. Olive Garden, for heaven's sake? St. George. Oh,yeah- and that drive will be life-threatening in the rain, fog, or snow and ice. So- you probably shouldn't go at night or 7 months out of the year.
- Do you want a job? So does everybody else here. The unemployment rate is higher than reported, because half the town is students, and they go home for the summer. So that job you want? Everyone else wants it too. And they probably know someone who works there. So, you know, you aren't getting it.
- The town refuses to believe how fast and furious it's growing. So, the traffic is dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.
- How about those weird Utah laws?
- The two stars I gave Cedar City was for SUU. If you are coming just to go to school, take advantage of everything they have to offer. It's a great place. Then get your degree and get out because there's no way you'll afford living here. Read Less
Nice place but still Utah 3 rating By Rhea ( Jun 15, 2017) I've lived here for about 12 years now, went to high school and college here. It's home to Southern Utah University and at first glance it's sort of a college town but once you get out of downtown, which is really only a couple square miles, it is really just a rural, ranching, M ...Read More ormon town. There is a church on practically every corner and the majority of the population is LDS and the small population who isn't is either non-practicing, here for college, or a random person like myself. It's great if you have want to raise a family and you happen to be LDS otherwise it's hard to make it here. It's very cliquish but it has gotten a little better the last few years. They are building a LDS temple here which will open this summer and will only increase the already predominate culture. A few amenities have opened lately like Ross, TJ maxx, and a Sportmans warehouse. There is the usual string of fast food places, Chili's, Applebee's, and a few local places. But for shopping and dining your better off going to St. George about 30 minutes south. The weather here gets cold and there is a ski resort about 35 minutes away but it is nice since St. George has low desert climate so you can warm up for the day. Jobs are hard to get here and even so the pay is often not very good. Getting a good job has a lot to do with who you are in this town and which church ward you go to. There are a couple of festivals here in the summer, like Shakespeare and the Summer games which brings some tourism. There are National Parks like Zion, Bryce, Arches, Grand Staircase not too far away which also bring tourists. Overall the scenery here is beautiful, the university is decent and you still have decent town; but people can be rude if you don't fit in (your not Mormon), housing can be difficult to find, jobs are hard to find and wages are far from decent. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Cedar City? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Ridge Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Hillcrest Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Bicentennial Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Eccles Coliseum
Centrum Arena
Adam’s Memorial Theatre
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Randall L. Jones Theatre
Englestad Shakespeare Theatre
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Utah Shakespeare Festival

Food & Drink

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Subway
Wendy's
Burger King
DQ Grill & Chill
McDonald's
Jimmy John's
Arby's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Cedar City? Of all people who commute, 0.3% take public transportation in Cedar City.
Drive to Work
78%

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
4%

1% higher than the US average

D+ Health & Safety

Is Cedar City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Cedar City Hospital

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Valley View Family Medicine
University of Utah Health Care

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