Here are the 12 Best Places to Live in Utah… and Why

How can it be possible to create a Best Places in Utah list, when the whole state is so spectacular? Utah has a lot going for it: plenty of kid-centric amenities, gorgeous scenery from alpine mountains to red rock and some amazing cultural opportunities. So, we won’t even pretend that this list is comprehensive.

You’ll find lots of lists online where the ranking is completely based on census numbers and other statistics. A scientific approach certainly has its merits but cold, hard numbers leave out the heart and soul of a place — the charming, lovable and even quirky things that make it a great place to live. Those are the qualities we sought out for this list.

We’ve listed the 12 Best Places to Live in Utah ALPHABETICALLY to avoid the impossible task of assigning them rankings.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: