One of Washington County's newest towns is Apple Valley, incorporated Oct 14, 2004. The major population of Apple Valley is located in a small valley known as Little Plains about 12 miles East of Hurricane. The drive on HWY 59 is a 1,800 ft climb to 4,700 ft. The scenery is spectacular with Zion National Park in the background along with Mount Smithsonian, Canaan Mountain, and Little Creek Mesa framing the area. The temperature averages 5-10 degrees cooler than Hurricane and St. George year round.
There are approximately 300 homes in Apple Valley. New subdivision developments are currently being engineered for the area.
Water is provided by the Big Plains Water and Sewer Special Service District and billed by the Town. A smaller private water company services the Canaan area. There are several private wells that are used for irrigation. Homes are heated with propane, wood burning stoves or electricity.
The Apple Valley Fire Department is primarily a volunteer fire department. Contact the Fire Chief at 435-467-1044.
There are some in home businesses as well as a storage unit facility. Services to the area are provided by UPS, FedEx and the Hurricane post office.
South Central Communications provides fiber optic land-line telephone service and internet. Calls to Hurricane and St. George are long distance. Calls to Hildale Utah and Colorado City, Arizona, are local. For cellular service Verizon Communications, Consumer Cellular, and AT&T are three choices for service. Internet service can be provided through South Central Communications or TKS Hi-speed internet. For best television reception you need a satellite dish. There is no Cable for TV at this time.
The Chevron gas station on Hwy 59 is centrally located in Apple Valley. They offer regular and diesel fuel as well as semi parking. They carry a variety of miscellaneous household items and snack foods. A food court serves a variety of hot food and sandwiches.
Washington Co. District 435-673-3553
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