This page includes all Leeds Utah homes for sale as well as free access to the Washington County Utah MLS. Leeds, with a population of under 900 people, is truly a hidden gem with some of the most breathtaking views in Washington County.
Leeds is located off I-15 just 14 miles northeast of St. George and situated between all the wondrous national and state parks including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon, Sand Hollow Reservoir and Quail Creek Reservoir. Red and white sandstone plateaus on the outskirts of town and Pine Valley Mountain and Zion National Park as the backdrop make Leeds a remarkable place to visit or live.
Leeds Utah is just a three-minute drive from Quail Creek Reservoir and Red Cliffs Recreation Area, which is inside the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Red Cliffs is truly a beautiful place to visit and strangely, it is unknown even to many locals. Quail Creek, which runs through the area, creates an inviting riparian habitat of large cottonwood trees, other vegetation and wildlife. This desert oasis is set below towing red sandstone cliffs, which straddle the little creek for miles.
The town was named Leeds in 1869 by the town’s first bishop, Benjamin Stringham, who had served as a Mormon missionary in Leeds, England. Leeds Utah is very much connected to its neighbor Silver Reef Utah. Shortly after Leeds was settled, silver was discovered on a nearby white reef. Subsequently, Silver Reef boomed and quickly surpassed the small farming town of Leeds in population. Silver Reef had about a dozen mines which paid for banks, schools, saloons and other commercial entities. However, the silver mines eventually dried up leaving Silver Reef a ghost town while Leeds Utah remained stable in its farming and agriculture.