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Best Places To Live In Utah 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Fruit Heights, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,840
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  • Pleasant Grove, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,678
  • I FREAKING LOVE PLEASANT GROVE. ITS NOT BORING! It's sooooooo muchhhhhh funnnnnn! You will love it! Come!!! Really safe!!!!! Yeah! You'll love it!!!! Wohoo!…[read more]
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  • Centerville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,727
  • I live in Centerville, Utah and I am incredibly proud to call this community my home. Centerville is a suburb of Salt Lake City, so if you can’t find what you need here, then you can easily travel to the…[read more]
82
  • Kaysville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,799
  • I personally have a thing for Kaysville, UT. As far as the crime and the education is concerned, this is one of the better cities to live in for safety and a quality public school system. Crime in this…[read more]
82
  • Cottonwood Heights, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,274
  • I really love living in Cottonwood Heights. The city is quite and located just off of Salt Lake City's hustle and bustle. I would not raise my kids in any other place than here. The neighborhoods are a…[read more]
82
  • Holladay, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,793
  • Holliday is by far one of the best places to live. The community is filled with family-oriented folks that can be seen as quite religious. Nevertheless, this leads to a very close-knit community with a…[read more]
82
  • South Ogden, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,893
  • Living in South Ogden, Utah means that you are never going to be bored, and never have to pay a lot of money for your entertainment. Sports leagues are affordable and operated by the city. Not only are…[read more]
81
  • Woods Cross, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,930
  • I love my city Woods Cross, UT. The chances of growth are limitless, and this makes living in Woods Cross, UT incredible. One of the aspects I love most about my city is that it has high livability. The…[read more]
81
  • Bountiful, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,428
  • I moved to Bountiful, Utah from Charlotte, North Carolina about 10 years ago. This was the best move I made as I went from a bustling city to a quiet little town. All of the people are friendly, or those…[read more]
81
  • Orem, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,220
  • I've visited Orem, Utah, a couple of times in my life. It is in Utah County, near Provo and Salt Lake City. Also the beautiful town of Park City, and gorgeous mountains, are located close nearby. Orem…[read more]
81
  • American Fork, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,127
  • I love Utah. It's full of natural beauty and since I love the outdoors, this is the perfect fit for me. But since I'm not independently wealthy, I was looking for a home where I could be close to nature…[read more]
80
  • Provo, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 115,718
  • In 2005, I made my first trip to Utah. I took a flight from JFK Airport in New York to Salt Lake City International Airport. I came over to visit my friend who studied at Provo's Brigham Young…[read more]
80
  • Springville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,796
  • Living in Springville I’ve come to expect the rancher and cowboy types, as this cozy town is a hot bed for them. What I’ve come to love is the diversity such a small town has. Every summer there’s a…[read more]
80
  • Lehi, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 56,314
  • I have lived in Lehi, Utah for two years and it is a very nice and peaceful community. In the city of Lehi I was able to live in a very nice residential suburb that gave me a very comfortable setting to…[read more]
80
  • North Salt Lake, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,753
  • Living in North Salt Lake has been nothing short of amazing. What once was nothing but fields is now a bustling city. The massive development of North Salt Lake has created a family friendly community.…[read more]
80
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,565
  • Spanish Fork, Utah is a great place to live. Close to metropolitan Salt Lake City, you can enjoy professional sports (Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake), attend college games (University of Utah, BYU) and spend…[read more]
80
  • North Logan, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,820
79
  • Farmington, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,983
  • I experienced an incredible stay while living in Farmington Utah. The city is in Davis County Utah. Farmington Utah is close to the Odgen-Clearfield area and is home of the Lagoon Amusement Park. The…[read more]
79
  • Sandy, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,141
  • My first trip to Utah was an unforgettable adventure. I arrived in Salt Lake City International Airport and then took a rental car. I got on Interstate-15 and explored Salt Lake County. The city center…[read more]
79
  • Providence, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,122
79
  • Clinton, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,210
  • I've been living in Clinton for Over 3 years with me and my family of 5 has enjoyed living in this small town on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. The atmosphere in this city is very laid-back and the…[read more]
79
  • Layton, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,413
  • I lived in Salt Lake City for several years and have traveled to Layton several times during that time. This city is so beautiful with mountains all around it. It is close enough to Salt Lake City so…[read more]
78
  • South Jordan, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,751
  • South Jordan is a beautiful city. with great people. you can find anything you want in South Jordan or within minutes of it. I have lived here since i found a great home…[read more]
78
  • Harrisville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,071
77
  • Logan, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,539
  • I lived in Logan, Utah as a child, and continue to visit my sister there regularly. Logan is a gorgeous city with a small town feel, and I absolutely loved growing up nestled in the mountains of Utah.…[read more]
77
  • North Ogden, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,289
  • Sometimes you feel as though all you need is your remote and a favorite television show, after enjoying dinner with the family. You will have alot of nights like this, as living in North Ogden means…[read more]
77
  • Syracuse, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,668
  • Syracuse is a nice, safe city just north of Salt Lake City. I've been living in Syracuse for two years now and I've enjoyed it so far. You won't find too much in the way of entertainment like you'd see…[read more]
77
  • Roy, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,853
  • The best thing about Roy, UT is the winter. I love the snow, the beautiful scenery, cross-country skiing and just the nostalgic feeling of being in the snow. I know the snow is not for everyone, but we…[read more]
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  • Clearfield, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,483
  • My wife and I are from rural upstate NY. We have lived in California, Texas and Georgia since getting married. At first I was concerned because Clearfield has so much industrial space and isn't very…[read more]
77
  • White City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
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  • Pleasant View, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,940
77
  • Heber, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,655
  • Living in Heber, Utah is nothing short of magical. It is located in the middle of the Wasatch Mountains, offering beauty year-round. While the winters can be brutally cold with a lot of snow offering…[read more]
76
  • Millcreek, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,191
  • Please update your website, I just moved out of Millcreek as quick as possible after living there for two years. It is full of robberies, crime, and there is a serious drug problem not to mention the…[read more]
76
  • Snyderville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,036
75
  • Sunset, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
75
  • Highland, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,544
  • What a wonderful place to live for people of any background! I am telling you now, that if you want a place with plenty to offer, Highland Utah is the place for you. Knowing the complexities of society…[read more]
75
  • Lindon, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,686
  • When I was a young kid I lived in Lindon, Utah for a few years of my life. However my experience was nothing but good and always having a sense of safety while being there. I was the type of kid to love…[read more]
75
  • Nibley, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,256
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  • Draper, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,399
  • We've lived in Draper six years, and have experienced what used to be a nice community explode into a fury of development. It seems the city has no plan when large town home complexes are being built…[read more]
75
  • Brigham City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,586
  • Living in Brigham City offers a peaceful and tranquil environment. We don't have everything that bigger cities offer, but we have a close-knit community that looks out for one another. We do have a few…[read more]
75
  • West Haven, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,639
  • When you live in a place where the worst thing you can say about it is that there is a bit of an elevated crime rate and even that isn't anything serious, I think that's a pretty good place. That's the…[read more]
75
  • Santa Clara, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,704
74
  • West Bountiful, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,436
74
  • St. George, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 78,573
  • For most people here the jobs pay absolutely TERRIBLE yet cost of living and housing prices are continually rising and our wages are not increasing enough to keep up. The weather is fabulous. A lot of…[read more]
74
  • Washington Terrace, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,150
73
  • Taylorsville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,448
  • My trip to Taylorsville was one of the most memorable trips of my life. It was a long weekend so we planned to go to Taylorsville, as we had heard so much about their salt Lake. Before starting our trip…[read more]
73
  • Washington, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,141
  • I have lived in Washington, UT for five years and love it. The town is a delightful place to work and relax. It is located outside of St. George, and it is a nice bedroom community away from the city.…[read more]
73
  • South Weber, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,762
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  • Plain City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,183
73
  • Stansbury Park, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,948

Utah: Beehive State

Utah is a state that has gotten the spotlight recently over its religious activities. Three out of five people are Mormons. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has its global headquarters in Salt Lake City, the state’s capital. This has a direct influence on the culture and lifestyle of the residents. You can find some of the best places in Utah to live, work and play. The state is especially appealing if you love working hard and enjoying some incredible outdoor adventure.

The state offers expansive and gorgeous mountains, five national parks, ski resorts, hiking trails and a state park among other popular destinations. However, be prepared to tighten your belt and earn your keep in the beehive state.

Located to the southwest of the US, Utah is a landlocked state. It borders Colorado on the east side, Nevada on the west, Idaho on the northern side, Arizona on the southern side, Wyoming on the northeast, and New Mexico on the southeast corner. The majority of the population has settled along the Wasatch Front, a metropolis stretch which runs from Nephi to Brigham City in the north-central region of the state.

Salt Lake City is not only the administrative capital but also the largest city and the industrial and commercial hub for the state. Out of twenty-nine counties, Salt Lake County is the most populous in the state with over a million residents. It is also home to five cities besides Salt Lake City. These include West Valley City, West Jordan, Sandy, and Taylorsville.

If you are searching for some of the best places to live in Utah, then Salt Lake City should be on top of your list. The city offers an unparalleled urban lifestyle like no other in the state. Additionally, the city hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002. Utah comes in at the fourth position in overall health and well-being in the US. It reports the highest total birth rate and the youngest population in a US state. The state is home to the world-famous Sundance Film Festival held in January and the fifth best basketball team on the western circuit, the Utah Jazz.

Utah enjoys a semi-arid climate. Cooler winters, hot summer days and cool nights shielded from cold wind and storms by the gorgeous mountains to the east and north of the state. The climate stays relatively comfortable. Lots of sunny days, moderate rains, very few thunderstorms, and tornadoes typical of the western region of the US. Utah’s snow is described as the greatest in the world. It is light, smooth, and fluffy. It has attracted some of the best investments in the skiing resorts industry.

Utah enjoys a variety of recreation activities mainly due to the expansive outdoors. From scenic views to watch while canoe-fishing for warm water fish to dune-racing in the drastic desert regions, from skiing to hiking and sightseeing in the lovely alpines, there is no shortage of outdoor adventure. You can even take a tour of the agricultural belt along the Utah Valley and sample the amazing fresh produce and dairy products.

With such a diverse geography and climate, it's not always easy to find the best places to live in Utah. AreaVibes shows you exactly which areas are the best places to live in Utah depending on your individual preferences. Comprehensive search and location services make it easy to find the best places in Utah and make comparisons to other areas quickly.