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Places With The Best Housing In Utah 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Price, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,437
78
  • Harrisville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,071
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]
75
  • Sunset, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
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]
71
  • Ogden, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,900
  • High crime city where the local police are busy texting their wives and girlfriends while drug dealers are all over the place and meth and heroin have become a big problem…[read more]
62
  • Magna, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,553
  • Moving to Magna was the best decision I’ve ever made. Growing tired of the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City, I moved to the outskirts of Salt Lake City to the small town of Magna, which lies south of…[read more]
75
  • 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]
71
  • Midvale, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,659
  • Living in Midvale, many would argue that it’s a low-income Town, with a clear wealth divide. Frankly speaking, I don’t know what city in America doesn’t have some sort of division between income-classes.…[read more]
66
  • Kearns, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,952
  • I've been living in Kearns for a couple years now, and so far it's been a good place to live. It's close to Salt Lake City but other than that it's a bit lacking on amenities. Getting around the city…[read more]
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]
67
  • West Valley City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 134,609
  • My husband took a job working in a Salt Lake city outside of West Valley City. While we were only in Utah for 6 months, I really enjoyed our stay there. We actually stayed in West Valley City at the…[read more]
73
  • Stansbury Park, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,948
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]
68
  • Tooele, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,783
  • I grew up in Tooele City after moving here in grade school and have called it my home for the last 15 years. I can say with certainty, DO NOT MOVE HERE. While the crime rate is not as high as…[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]
74
  • Clearfield, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,483
  • I have lived here most of my 65 years and I cant WAIT to leave. City government stinks. The economic base is stagnant. Rents are atrocious. Crime is rising. Schools are failing. Why anyone would want to…[read more]
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]
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]
74
  • 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]
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]
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]
70
  • Riverdale, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,636
74
  • Washington Terrace, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,150
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]
72
  • West Jordan, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 110,928
  • Since the last review is from eight years ago potential new residents need to know of all the change in Utah. I avoid this city like the plague after hours because it's turning into a third world county.…[read more]
81
  • 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]
66
  • South Salt Lake, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,575
  • i love slc ut. i will never move. We have it all, skiing, Mt biking, Hiking & lot more. I built a site on the best things to do in Utah. Check this out if your coming to Utah http://utahthingstodo.com .…[read more]
73
  • Plain City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,183
72
  • Payson, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,480
  • I have been living in Payson, Utah for most of my 30 years and with the exception of some new businesses, nothing has really changed very much. You see a few new families every now and then but they…[read more]
83
  • 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]
64
  • Roosevelt, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,714
63
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 191,446
  • If you love snow and long winters, this place is for you! If you're liberal, pro-LGBT and pro-refugee or from California like everyone moving here, you will LOVE it here. If you love busy cities, need…[read more]
72
  • Tremonton, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,097
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]
65
  • Grantsville, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,862
74
  • West Bountiful, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,436
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]
69
  • Farr West, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,406
70
  • Santaquin, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,372
  • I experienced great friendships while living in Santaquin Utah. The city is in Utah and Juab Counties. Santaquin is a part of the Provo-Orem-Utah Metropolitan area. It is close to Spanish Fork Utah. The…[read more]
69
  • Murray, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,834
  • When I moved to Murray, UT, I was a student in college. I have been in the city for about 10 years. One of my favorite things to do is go to one of the many ski lodges. There are slopes for beginners and…[read more]
68
  • Eagle Mountain, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,219
  • My family and I lived in Eagle Mountain for about four years. We moved to the area when there was a lot of development happening. When we moved there, the housing prices couldn't be beat. Due to the low…[read more]
70
  • Vernal, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,588
  • I had a lovely experience while living in Vernal Utah. The city is Vernal is in the midst of Uintah County, which is in northeastern Utah. Vernal is 25 minutes away from Colorado. It is closest to Naples…[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]
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]
71
  • Herriman, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,176
  • Herriman is a great place in Utah to live in, especially if you like to go hiking or spend time outdoors. It's not far from Twin Peaks which is a mountain range over two miles tall. It's the best area in…[read more]
71
  • Ephraim, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,751
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]
71
  • West Point, UT
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,112
  • Nice small town great for families. Not a ton of shopping in the city but close to a lot of things that are easily accessible. Close to Hill AFB and recent road expansion makes it easy to get to 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]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Utah. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Utah to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Utah as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Utah, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.