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Utah Hot Spots

The Most Sought-After Places to Move to in Utah


With a combined 13 national parks and monuments, breathtaking views of snow-covered mountain peaks and countless artistic havens of culture and commerce, living in Utah is one of a kind. The Beehive State has been in an exciting time of growth and development over the past several decades. After a flurry of cultural expansion, Utah now attracts young outdoor enthusiasts, tech-focused professionals and those looking to settle down with their families among the stunning Wasatch mountains.

Our list of the best places to live in Utah boils down to signs of economic growth, balanced cost of living and of course, an enthusiastic community. Whether you’re moving to Utah to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the state or looking for a place to blossom creatively, check out our 2019 list of the top-rated places to live in Utah.

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Heber Valley

Wasatch County | Elevation – 5,604 ft | Population (Approx) – 18,640

Heber Valley is a picturesque alpine valley known as “Utah’s Alps”. With three world-renowned ski resorts minutes away, over 90 holes of incredible mountain golf, a Swiss themed town, a 2002 Olympic venue and a historic tourism railroad it leaves little to wonder why Heber City was recently voted as Utah’s favorite town.

  • Median Household Income : Approx $74,665
  • Median Home Price: Approx $835,000


Silicon Slopes (Lehi, UT)

Utah County | Elevation – 4,564 ft | Population (Approx) – 75,907

Silicon Slopes is an are that includes Salt Lake City, Provo, Park City with the hub being in Lehi Utah. It is no surprise that Utah has become a hub for business investment, development and startup, with our median household income, median home price, and job growth are well above our national average. According to the U.S. News $ World Report’s 2019 Best State Rankings, Utah ranked No. 1 for employment, No. 2 in economy, No. 3 for infrastructure, No. 4 overall, and No. 5 fro both fiscal stability and business environment. 

With well over 6,500 startup and tech companies located in Utah, Silicon Slopes has become a home to entrepreneurs and leaders who have been making progress toward earning global recognition through hard work and building companies. 

  • Median Household Income (Lehi): $95,510
  • Median Home Price (2021): Approx $534,019

Wasatch Peaks Ranch

Morgan County | Elevation – 4,820 to 9,570 feet | Population (Approx) – Private Community

Wasatch Peaks Ranch is a new private mountain resort development in Morgan, Utah. This new private community will encompass 12,740 acres, including 3,000 skiable acres of terrain with 3,600 feet of vertical. Access to the mountain will be restricted to investors and homeowners.

Wasatch Peaks Ranch will offer an unique luxury experience for each member and homeowner. Current community plans include 750 housing units, two golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, mountain biking and hiking trails, and private fishing areas. WPR is an exclusive mountain sanctuary of creeks, ponds, meadows and ridge lines just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City, 15 minutes from Ogden and 10 minutes from Snowbasin Ski Resort.


Cache Valley

Cache County | Elevation – 4,534 feet | Population (Approx) – 112,000

Cache Valley (Logan, UT) is a beautiful and exciting valley located only 85 miles from Salt Lake City. Logan, Utah was recently ranked the “Second-Best Small City in the United States by 2021 Milken Institute Analysis” due to it low unemployment, impressive wage growth, and it’s prominent medical, manufacturing and high-tech industry.

  • Median Household Income (Logan): $62,507
  • Median Home Price: $388,188
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