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Utah 55 Plus Retirement Communities - Houses in Utah 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. According to real estate agents, some of the hot area in UT are, Salt Lake, Davis County, Logan, St George, saint george, Ogden, Salt Lake City of coarse has plenty of homes, houses,and condos. Below is our research.

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.

Saratoga Springs is another up and coming area for 55+ active adults and is located in Utah County. New construction neighborhoods like Starhaven Villas offer their 55+ residents an active lifestyle, community clubhouse and pickleball, along with luxury amenities and a resort-style living. Of course, residents of Saratoga Springs will also find themselves in close proximity to Utah's mountains, which provide a number of walking trails and outdoor activities for seniors to stay active. Saratoga Springs is a short drive from Provo and Salt Lake City is nearby as well.


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.

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Pleasant Grove

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.


In Roy Utah, you can find many single family homes, to townhouses and condominiums for sale. You can also choose from the very affordable starter homes, short sale houses, to the magnificent luxury houses. Of course, it not only the prices of homes in Roy great that makes it a great place to buy houses but it’s also the location.

Davis County

Real Estate in Davis County is Unique because there isn't a major city in Davis County. Most Davis County Cities are Suburbs of Salt Lake. As we say, some of the best small towns are in metro areas.

Park City Utah

There’s no better blend of small-town friendliness, absurdly easy access, and five-star culture than Park City—if you can afford it. Minutes away from Salt Lake City but feels like a ski town. Vote best active small town.


Layton is situated in Davis County, Utah. Layton city is named after a Mormon colonizer and leader, Christopher Layton. It has a population of approximately 58,000 and a total area of 20.8 square miles. As far as real estate in Layton Utah is concerned, you can find several different neighborhoods ranging from short sale houses to the ever fabulous condominiums.

Salt Lake City

Most Real Estate in Utah happens in the Salt Lake Valley. As the states capital, and largest city, Salt Lake Real Estate has several markets including: Bluffdale
Cottonwood Heights
South Jordan
West Jordan
West Valley City


Real Estate in Ogden Utah is very inexpensive. Ogden is home to Weber State University and Hill Air Force Base. Weber County offers a full spectrum of different real estate markets. Ogden itself has the most affordable real estate in the state, while the Upper Ogden Valley is a haven for resort and retreat properties.

Southern Utah

The Real Estate Market in Southern Utah and Saint George is entirely different than Northern Utah Real Estate. From differing climate to red rock scenery, Southern Utah Real Estate has followed an entirely different real estate trend. The Major Southern Utah Metro Areas include St. George Utah Homes for Sale and Cedar City Real Estate all of which is great for retirement!

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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.

CRESCENT HEIGHTS -2436 W Crescent Heights Dr Cedar City, UT 84720
Cedar City's only 55+ gated community. All floor plans are available for immediate move in today!

Towns in Utah include:

Bountiful, Centerville, Clearfield, Famington, Kaysville, Layton, Morutn, North Salt Lake, South Weber, Val Verda, Woods Cross, Park City Are, Alta, Echo, Henefer, Morutn, Oakley, Park City condos for rent, Salt Lake City rentals, Holladay, Murray, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, Draper rental homes, Granite, Union, Tooele, Erda, Grantsville, Lake Point, Marshall, Stockton, Tooele, West Jordan Adamsville, Alpine, Altamont, Alton, American Fork, Aneth, Angle, Antimony, Arinosa, Axtell, Bear River City, Beaver, Beryl, Bicknell, Big Water, Bingham Canyon, Birdseye, Black Rock, Blanding, Blue Creek, Bluebell, Bluff, Bonanza, Bothwell, Boulder, Bountiful, Bridgeland, Brigham City, Bruin Point, Bryce Canyon, Burmester, Burrville, Caineville, Callao, Cannonville, Castle Dale, Castle Gate, Cedar, Cedar City, Cedar Valley, Centerfield, Centerville, Central, Charleston, Circleville, Cisco, Clarkston, Clawson, Clear Creek, Clear Lake, Clearfield, Cleveland, Clinton, Clive, Coalville, Colton, Columbia, Corinne, Cottonwood Heights, Cove Fort, Crescent Junction, Delta, Deseret, Devils Slide, Draper, Drem, Duchesne, Dugway, Dutch John, East Carbon City, East Millcreek, Echo, Eden, Elberta, Elmo, Elsinore, Emery, Emory, Enoch, Enterprise, Ephraim, Escalante, Etna, Eureka, Fairfield, Fairview, Farmington, Faust, Fayette, Ferron, Fillmore, Flowell, Fort Duchesne, Fountain Green, Francis, Fremont, Fruita, Fruitland, Gandy, Garden City, Garland, Garrison, Gilluly, Glen Canyon City, Glendale, Glenwood, Gold Hill, Goshen, Goshute, Grantsville, Green River, Greenville, Greenwich, Grouse Creek, Grover, Gunlock, Gunnison, Hanksville, Hanna, Harley Dome, Hatch, Hatton, Heber City, Helper, Henefer, Henrieville, Hiawatha, Highland, Hildale, Hinckley, Holden, Holladay, Honeyville, Hooper, Howell, Huntington, Huntsville, Hurricane, Hyde Park, Hyrum, Ibapah, Indianola, Iosepa, Iron Springs, Ivins, Jensen, Jericho, Joseph, Junction, Kamas, Kanab, Kanarraville, Kanosh, Kaysville, Kearns, Kingston, Knolls, Koosharem, La Sal, La Verkin, Lakeside, Laketown, Lapoint, Latimer, Layton, Leamington, Leeds, Lehi, Levan, Lewiston, Loa, Lofgreen, Logan, Low, Lucin, Lund, Lyman, Lynn, Lynndyl, Maeser, Magna, Manderfield, Manila, Manti, Mantua, Mapleton, Marysvale, Mayfield, Meadow, Mendon, Mexican Hat, Midvale, Midway, Milburn, Milford, Mills, Millville, Minersville, Moab, Modena, Mona, Monroe, Monticello, Monument Valley, Moore, Morgan, Moroni, Mounds, Mount Carmel, Mount Pleasant, Mountain Home, Murray, Mutual, Myton, Neola, Nephi, New Harmony, Newcastle, Newton, North Logan, North Odgen, North Ogden, North Salt Lake, Oak City, Oakley, Oasis, Ogden, Orangeville, Orderville, Orem, Ouray, Panguitch, Paradise, Paragonah, Park City, Park Valley, Parowan, Payson, Penrose, Peoa, Perry, Pine Valley, Pintura, Plain City, Pleasant Grove, Plymouth, Portage, Porterville, Price, Promontory Point, Providence, Provo, Randlett, Randolph, Redmond, Richfield, Richmond, River Heights, Riverton, Rockville, Roosevelt, Rosette, Roy, Rubys Inn, Rush Valley, Saint George, Saint John, Salduro, Salem, Salina, Salt Lake City, Saltair, Sandy, Sandy City, Santa Clara, Santaquin, Scipio, Scofield, Sevier, Shivwits, Sigurd, Silver City, Smithfield, Snowville, Soldier Summit, South Jordan, South Odgen, South Ogden, South Salt Lake, South Weber, Spanish Fork, Spring City, Spring Glen, Springdale, Springville, Spry, Standrod, Sterling, Stockton, Sugarville, Sulphurdale, Summit, Sunnyside, Syracuse, Tabiona, Talmage, Teasdale, Thistle, Thompson, Timpie, Tod Park, Tooele, Toquerville, Torrey, Tremonton, Tropic, Trout Creek, Ucolo, Upalco, Uvada, Vernal, Vernon, Veyo, Virgin, Wahsatch, Wales, Wallsburg, Wanship, Washington, Washington Terrace, Wattis, Wellington, Wellsville, Wendover, West Bountiful, West Jordan, West Valley City, Westwater, White Canyon, Whiterocks, Willard, Woodruff, Woods Cross, Woodside, Yost, Zane Utah.