Utah 55 Plus Retirement Communities - Homes in Small Towns
There are many small towns in Utah perfect for retirement living. Many are near the metro areas and livable small towns throughout UT. Ogden, Salt Lake City, St George, Sandy Utah.
Best Small Towns in Utah
Utah became the 45th state of the Union in January of 1896. Nearly 80% of the state’s population lives around the Salt Lake City area. Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state with over 60 percent of the population identifying themselves as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A lot of the focus is on the fact the state is heavily Mormon, but Utah offers some of the best small towns to live in the country despite religious preference.
Farmington, Utah was recently named as the 12th best small town to live in according to one major news organization. The population as of the 2010 census was 18,300. Farmington is the classic small town with one stop light and a real main street. The town’s biggest attraction is Lagoon Amusement Park, which is a privately owned full-attraction amusement park featuring several thrilling roller coasters, and several other attractions and exhibits.
Draper is a fast-growing small town approximately 20 miles from Salt Lake City. There areseveral major employers in Draper which is the main reason for populationgrowth. The employers include the Utah State Prison, eBay, and Affiliated Computer Services. One of the town’s main attractions is the picturesque Corner Canyon, which consists of groomed nature trails, parks, and recreation areas. Draper is also home to one of the most popular hang gliding locations in the country, known as Traverse Ridge.
Bountiful is a bedroom community of Salt Lake City and has a population of 43,000 as of 2010. Bountiful has a rich history and was the second Utah settlement behind Salt Lake City. Bountiful has a wonderful downtown area and main street filled with locally-owned establishments. Bountiful has an annual festival known as Handcraft Days. This annual event celebrates Bountiful’s history. The celebration includes several exhibits, art, crafts, games, entertainment and food. Bountiful recently was listed as the #71 small towns to live in according to a major news organization.
Lindon may not be for everyone because of its heavy Mormon population, but it did make the list of one of the most desirable small towns to live in according to a major news organization. The town of approximately 10,000 came in at #74 on the list of 100 cities. Lindon is known for its beautiful views of the lake and Utah Valley. Lindon was originally settled in 1861 and was known as String Town because of the way the houses lined up and down the streets.
This town of approximately 34,000 people is nicknamed “City of Trees.” Pleasant Grove is the home of the longest community celebration in the entire state of Utah known as the Strawberry Days. The city plays host to the celebration that includes an array of family activities such as a rodeo, carnival, and multiple parades. The town does not currently grow any strawberries. The festival’s name originates from the past when strawberries were a major export and economic staple of the community. The small town is also home to the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center.
St. George, a small city(population about 65,000) nestled in Utah's southwest corner about 300 miles south of her residence in Salt Lake City. About one-quarter of new arrivals in the area hail from California according to the WSJ. This would certainly be a great base to travel from, with Zion Park, The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, all within easy distance.
SunRiver St. George, a golf-course community aimed at the 55-plus market. Serving as the social hub of SunRiver is the luxurious Community Center, a 29,000 sq ft multi-purpose facility packed with plenty of invigorating activities. Also has a golf course.
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Towns in Utah include:
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