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Utah Hot Spots

The Most Sought-After Places to Move to in Utah

Living in Utah is home to breathtaking views of snow-covered mountain peaks, 13 national parks and monuments, and countless picturesque small towns. Find out more about the most exciting, growing and developing areas in Utah. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, tech professional or just looking to settle down then Utah’s beautiful Wasatch mountains are the place for you.

Check out our list of best places to live in Utah, which are decided by the cost of living, economic growth, school district ratings and overall community experience.

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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

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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