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Ten Best Places to Live in Utah

Ten Best Places To Live In Utah!


Utah - Life Elevated - in just looking at its variety of landscapes, cultures, and things to do, Utah should be known as the state for just about anyone. But which place should you raise your family, you ask? Thanks to movoto.com and their study of the ten best places to live in Utah based on amenities, cost of living, total crime, tax rate, unemployment, weather, and commute time of 53 Utah cities, we have the ten cities with the best scores!


#10 - Farmington, UT

Our own city of Farmington has the lowest student to teacher ratio in the state resulting in better test scores. With one of the lowest crime rates in the state it makes for a great quality of life, pair that with the Lagoon Amusement park and you've got a pretty fun place to live!


#9 - Woods Cross, UT

We've got another Davis County city on our list!  Woods Cross did well with it's warm summer temperatures, Low unemployment rate and a low sales tax. The real kicker though was the city's low cost of living; just 92 - where the average is 100.   


#8 - Kaysville, UT 

Kaysville has one of the highest median household incomes, not just in Davis County, but in the entire state: $82,287 or 33 % higher that the Utah average! As for the 'cherry' to top it off; Kaysville is home to Cherry Hill Amusement Park and Utah Botanical Center. What a great place to live! 


#7 - Lindon, UT

Located in Utah County, just a short drive around the point of the mountain,  this city was settled in the late 1800's and was known as 'String Town' for the way the houses were strung up and down the street. Of course a lot has changed over the past century, but this small city of just over 10,000 has held on to its roots and still calls itself 'a little bit of country'.


#6 - North Salt Lake, UT

North Salt Lake ranked high in the study in several areas but mostly for its ideal summer weather of 74 degrees and an air quality score of 48. The city also had an average commute time of just 23 minutes!


#5 - Bountiful, UT

If there is a more appropriate name for our number five city, I don't know what it is! Bountiful has one of the lowest sales tax in Utah at just 6.4 %. What will you do with all that money you're saving on sales tax? Head over to the best kept secret, Nielson's Frozen Custard, and be sure to get Bountiful's chocolate sauce.


#4 - Syracuse, UT

Syracuse was rated one of the safest cities in the study with a crime rate of just 1,193 crimes per 100,000. Compared to Centerville at 2,975 per 100,000 people it's clear why they call Syracuse the Safety City!


#3 - Centerville, UT

This city scored well for a number of reasons - among them was the resident's quality of life! With a median house hold of over $81,000 income, a median home price of $261,000 and a median rent price of $938, Centerville was one of the highest rated for its quality of life - a rank of 9 out of 53! 


#2 - Washington City, UT 

Washington City - or better known as Utah's Dixie had the best weather in the study, with a warm average summer temperature of 85 and an air quality of 44. Washington also gained points for its short average commute time of just 16 minutes. It might be a quick drive to work; but at least you can enjoy it with your windows down!


#1 - Holladay, UT 

Of course this cheerful sounding city didn't make it to the top without some serious competition. First of all Holladay ranked as one of the best in terms of its number of amenities - 3,308 total. Holladay also has the benefits of being just close enough to Salt Lake City but far enough away to feel like you are on a permanent Holiday! 


Well there you have it Beehive state, better luck next year Brigham City (#53)

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