Kane County Real Estate
Kane County, located in southern Utah along the Arizona border, has a population just over 6,000 and takes its name from Col. Kane, a friend of the Mormon settlers who came to Kane County. The largest city and county seat of Kane County is Kanab.
Kane County Real Estate History
Kane County was originally inhabited by the Anasazi people and the Peublo, with historic sites across the county. Many of these sites remain un-excavated, as they’re very remote in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Kane County was settled eventually by Mormon settlers in 1858, who began cattle ranching until the outbreak of the Black Hawk War. Many farms were abandoned for some time, although Brigham Young eventually encouraged the formation of the United Order, and the population of Kanab and other towns began to grow.
Most of Kane County real estate was originally used for ranching and farming, although the area became known as “Little Hollywood” in the 1950’s when many Western films were made here. By the 1930’s, Kane County became a popular tourist destination with the formation of many national parks and the creation of Lake Powell.
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Kane County Real Estate Attractions
The eastern part of Kane County is home to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, with Lake Powell, house boat rentals, camping, an 18-hole gold course overlooking the lakes and world-class fishing. The northern and western parts of the county are also home to parts of the Zion National Park and the Bryce Canyon National Park, along with the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, where some magnificent dinosaur fossils were discovered in the last decade.
Major Influences of Kane County
Kane County has a very low cost of living, which makes it appealing for retirees and families, while most of the county is covered with national protected areas and parks. It’s the ideal setting for anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation of any kind, such as kayaking, biking, sightseeing, hiking and fishing. Since 1970, employment in the area has increased a whopping 381% with an average annual increase in employment of 4.5%, one of the highest in Utah.
Grants and Down Payment Assistance
Interested in Kane County homes for sale? If so, you might qualify for the HomeStart government grant, which can triple the money you’ve already saved up for your home to a maximum of $5,000. This money can be used for closing costs or a down payment on your new home. Utah Housing Corp and the USDA Rural Housing program also offer no money down home loans if you’re having trouble getting a down payment together.
Kane County Real Estate Experts
If you’re planning to buy or sell a home in Kane County, call the Kane County realtors at Red Sign today. We’re familiar with the local real estate market and available programs to make buying a home easier than ever before. We’re proud of our friendly, knowledgeable real estate services and we’ll work hard to get you the best price possible. Contact us today to learn more about Kane County real estate!