Snow sports, water sports, hiking and biking all mixed together with a vibrant art culture and set against a backdrop of breathtaking views. Is it any wonder that Utah cities and regions are often on annual lists of best places to live? As of 2000, Utah’s population has grown 23.8 and as of 2012, the population was 2.7 million. The population growth for this family friendly, outdoorsy state doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. While no place in Utah would be a bad place to live, here are the top 5 places to live in Utah. Take a look, and then maybe call a moving company.
5. Farmington, UT (Davis County) Farmington, Utah is about 17 miles from Salt Lake City and as of the 2010 Census, it has a population of around 18,000 people. This family friendly small city is close to the amenities of Salt Lake City. It also provides plenty of access to skiing and other outdoor activities and it has a lively arts and community theatre culture.
4. Cedar Hills, UT (Utah County) Cedar Hills, Utah is 15 miles from Provo, Utah and a little over 30 miles from Salt Lake City. As of 2012, the population was just over 10,000 people and more than 45% of Cedar Hill residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Cedar Hills is definitely a family community, as a matter of fact, 49% of the population is under the age of 18. There are many town activities that are geared toward kids and family.http://www.areavibes.com/best-places/utah/
3. Highland, UT (Utah County) Highland City is just under 20 miles from Provo, Utah and 31 miles from Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of just over 15,000 people. It is a youthful town and the median age is about 22. Highland City is a small, close-knit community that enjoys terrific mountain views and the residents enjoy lots of outdoor recreation. Highland City is close to three large universities and the residents enjoy participating in activities organized by the universities.
2. Alpine, UT (Utah County) Alpine City is nearly 20 miles from Provo, Utah and 30 miles from Salt Lake City. It sits at the base of a mountain range and has a population of just over 9,000 people and more than 50% of Alpine’s population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median resident age is 26 and Alpine residents enjoy a vigorous outdoor lifestyle and take advantage of their close proximity to the mountains.
1. Fruit Heights, UT (Davis County) Most people would consider Fruit Heights to be the top place to live in Utah because if feels an awful lot like an urban city that has been miniaturized to fit into a friendly, rural setting. Fruit Heights has all the conveniences and amenities you would find in an urban area but with a friendly, and laid back population of just 5,000 people. Fruit Heights is 20 miles from Salt Lake City and 16 miles from Ogden, Utah. From the east side of the town, residents have easy access to hiking trails that lead into the mountains and national park.visit the original source for more details.
Some of these trails provide stunning views of the Great Salt Lake. The town has many small, privately owned businesses like bakeries and bookstores and the High School has a wide selection of A.P. programs.