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A+ Cottonwood Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Cottonwood Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Utah
Cottonwood Heights
11818% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cottonwood Heights cost of living
B- Cottonwood Heights Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Utah
Total crime
2,4376% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 426% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Cottonwood Heights crime
B Cottonwood Heights Employment Household income is 31% higher than Utah
Median household income
$82,00848% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,20645% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Cottonwood Heights employment
C Cottonwood Heights Housing Home value is 48% higher than Utah
Median home value
$333,00080% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09816% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
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B- Cottonwood Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Cottonwood Heights K-12 schools

Living in Cottonwood Heights, UT

Located in the state of Utah, Cottonwood Heights is a moderately-sized city with a population of 34,274 residents. In Cottonwood Heights, there are 3,717 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (90% White). Given that fact, Cottonwood Heights could be considered less diverse than other cities. 82% of the people in Cottonwood Heights (over the age of 15) are married and 60% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Living in Cottonwood Heights can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Utah, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Cottonwood Heights and in the areas around Cottonwood Heights is a much easier task.

Cottonwood Heights, UT receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #12 in Utah and #4,160 in the USA. Based on this score, Cottonwood Heights would be considered a very livable city! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Cottonwood Heights has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+), education (B-) and employment (B). There are some categories that Cottonwood Heights scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Cottonwood Heights on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Cottonwood Heights has a violent crime rate of 183 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Cottonwood Heights is actually affordable. The median home price for Cottonwood Heights homes is $333,000, which is 48.3% higher than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cottonwood Heights, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 13.9% higher than the Utah average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Cottonwood Heights were 8.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%.

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Compare Cottonwood Heights, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Cottonwood Heights, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wasatch Hollow, Salt Lake City788.73,188
Yalecrest, Salt Lake City789.33,768
East Bench, Salt Lake City769.38,443
Liberty Wells, Salt Lake City728.98,248
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Central City, Salt Lake City7210.610,087
Bonneville Hills, Salt Lake City718.93,489
Downtown, Salt Lake City6911.33,273
East Central, Salt Lake City689.820,893

Best Cities Near Cottonwood Heights, UT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Layton, UT7832.872,413
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Centerville, UT7721.816,727
Provo, UT7727.1115,718
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Interlaken, UT7718.791
Kaysville, UT7729.429,799
Independence, UT7611.2152
Spanish Fork, UT7636.137,565
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Cottonwood Heights, UT - A Great Place To Live

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 joy, everyone is friendly and it is quite. The lovely parks and recreations are great for outings with the kids. Let's not forget the schools, the schools alone are a great reason to move here. The grade schools all the way through high school are rated high on all levels.

The city is has a great community spirit. It is rich with historical and artistic culture. There are so many historical landmarks to visit in Cottonwood Heights. The community also gets together and have theatrical presentations for all of its citizens to come together and represent all the talent here in Cottonwood Heights. Every year we have the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and the Bark in the Park events.

Some of the best areas to shop are the many malls here in Cottonwood Heights; in addition there are local outlet malls available for great savings. There are so many restaurants to partake of that your head swims in deciding and your belly yearns for tasty morsels. I love the entertainment here, it is great for the family or for singles. My family and I enjoy Nickel Mania and Jungle Jim's Playland. If you love golfing then the Topgolf Salt Lake City is the place for you. My family went and while my husband golfed; the kids and I enjoyed the many games and other
entertainment available there. This is truly a family oriented city to live in and I love it!
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Source: The Cottonwood Heights, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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