1. Easy access to hiking.
Want to go on a hike, surrounded by stunning scenery? In most parts of our state, you can be on the trail in less than 20 minutes.
2. Utah loves kids.
Kids are loved and appreciated just about everywhere they go in our state. Not only do we have tons of kid-centric venues, our kids are also welcome in almost every restaurant in Utah.
3. Utahns enjoy cultural and fine arts inexpensively.
No matter where you live in Utah, you have access to plays, musicals, music concerts and find art museums. The best part? It’s available at a budget-friendly price! Even our world-class Utah Symphony tickets are affordable, especially when compared to those in other cities.
4. Parking is plentiful.
Utahns are definitely spoiled when it comes to parking. Even in Salt Lake, we have tons of access to free or inexpensive parking. Try finding a parking spot in Chicago, San Francisco or New York...and if you can find one, be prepared to pay $30 to park!
5. Our snow is unrivaled.
The snow really IS better here. Try skiing/boarding elsewhere and you’ll know it’s true.
6. Utah has a low crime rate.
Utah’s crime rate is amongst the lowest in the nation.
7. Once you’ve lived in Utah, you’ll never enjoy French fries the same way again.
Try asking for “fry sauce” in Texas and see the strange looks you get.
8. We have absolutely amazing mountains.
And, if you live in many spots in Utah you don’t have to drive for hours to see them — you can just look out your window.
9. Entrepreneurship is strong in Utah.
Utahns are do-it-your-selfers, and love to run their own businesses. Our state is small-business friendly. And, if you’re a consumer, you’ll find plenty of small businesses to visit (don’t miss the SLC Farmers Market this summer!).
10. Our red-rock country is gorgeous — a great place for fun, recreation and relaxation.
Places this beautiful abound in our state.
11. Utah tomatoes are the best in the country.
Sure, other places have tomatoes, but they’re not the same.
12. People in Utah own homes.
Our rates of homeownership are high in Utah, due to relatively affordable housing opportunities. If you move to some other parts of the country, you may have a hard time buying a house.
13. Utahns are the nicest, friendliest people.
You’ll be hard-pressed to move to another state and find better people. It’s true...living in Utah has spoiled us for anywhere else.