Best Places to Live in Utah

Salt Lake City Utah 2011

The United States is a big country with seemingly unlimited living options, but if you want to live where family is a priority and the colors of the outdoors show - you want to live in Utah. Utah is one of the country’s newest states but has grown in popularity as more people seek the mountain west lifestyle. If you’re ready to make the move check out these three Utah cities, their costs, and what’s great about them.

Where to live in Utah

Live in Salt Lake City for Big City Fun

Salt Lake City is Utah’s major metropolitan hub. Founded on July 24, 1847, the small community of Latter-Day Saints communities has blossomed into a major city with all the amenities and things to do that come with big-city living. Salt Lake City is also a great jumping point to explore the different outdoor areas of Utah including the Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake City’s diversity of neighborhoods means you won’t have trouble finding the perfect rental anytime soon.
Population: Salt Lake City: 200,544 / Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area: 1,222,540

Average Monthly Rent in Salt Lake City

The average 1-bedroom rental in Salt Lake City costs $857 per month. A 2-bedroom averages $1,060 and a 3-bedroom rental averages $1,498. Unlike most major cities rental prices are less expensive in Salt Lake City compared to its metro area. Average Salt Lake City rental rates are above the Utah state average.

Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Because it’s Utah’s biggest city, there are plenty of things to see and do in and around Salt Lake City. For whiling away your time Salt Lake City provides the gorgeous architecture of Temple Square or the Tabernacle, the outdoor fun of Liberty Park and Big Cottonwood Canyon, and several other varied sites like Clark Planetarium. Salt Lake City’s downtown is filled with unique restaurants or you can turn to the City Creek Center for shopping. There’s no shortage of things to do in Salt Lake City.

Ride the Slopes of Park City

Park City Utah Deer Valley Ski Resort

Park City Utah, Deer Valley Ski Resort

If you like your adrenaline pumping or want a perfect rental for skiing or snowboarding, there’s no place better than the runs and slopes of Park City. Renowned as one of the top ski destinations in the world, Park City has built an entire town around the slopes with not just outdoor adventure but dining, housing, shopping options, and much more. If you need action you need to consider Park City.
Population: 8,504

Average Monthly Rent in Park City

The average 1-bedroom rental in Park City costs $977 per month. A 2-bedroom averages $1,183 and a 3-bedroom rental averages $1,570. If you’re looking for less expensive options, you can consider venturing slightly outside city limits into the Summit Park metro area. Average Park City rental rates are above the Utah state average.

Things to do in Park City

What you do in Park City is dependent on the season. During the winter Park City is at its most exciting with dozens of different ski runs and an entire industry created to serve park patrons. During the summer those same ski runs are converted into hiking and biking trails to let you explore the slopes at your leisure. If you aren’t in the mood for high adventure on the mountains there’s still plenty to do like Utah Olympic Park, a drive down Guardsman Pass Scenic Route, or a visit to the Park City Museum. Park City is also renowned for its dining options so be sure to try all the different independent eateries scattered throughout this resort town.

Raise a Family in North Logan UT

North Logan Utah Cache Valley

North Logan, Cache Valley

North Logan ranks as the #4 emerging metro areas and #5 as the most secure small town to live in the U.S. according to quality of living resource Sperling’s Best Places. With its mixture of award-winning schools, affordable homes, and a mix of amenities and things to do, North Logan is among the most family-friendly communities in Utah.
Population: 10,646

Average Monthly Rent in North Logan

The average 1-bedroom rental in North Logan costs $625 per month. A 2-bedroom averages $775 and a 3-bedroom rental averages $1,119, making North Logan the most affordable option on our list. Rental prices drop once you get out of North Logan’s city center and further into the Logan metro area. North Logan rental prices are lower than the Utah state average.

Things to Do in North Logan

North Logan is a small town but there’s plenty to do in and around the Logan metro area. Top attractions in the area include outdoor favorites like Logan Canyon, the Wind Caves, Crimson Trail, and the ski trails of Beaver Mountain. If you’re not eager to explore the terrain you have the Zootah at Willow Park, the Museum of Anthropology, and much more. North Logan is close enough to Utah State University to let you get the vibrancy of campus life but far enough away to get separation if you want it.

Finding Homes For Rent in Utah

Utah is known for its jagged mountains, rugged landscapes, and some of the most colorful scenery in the entire country. If Utah sounds like the right place for your next home, check out our Utah homes for rent by owner.



Salt Lake City
Garrett from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City - July 16, 2011, CC BY 2.0

Park City Utah
Photograph by D Ramey Logan, Deer Valley Ski Resort Park City Utah photo D Ramey Logan, CC BY 4.0

North Logan Utah, Cache Valley
UtahStizzle, Cachevalley, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

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