Don’t get us wrong … it’s not that these small towns have nothing to offer. They are just exactly what small towns are supposed to be — quiet, peaceful communities far from the hustle and bustle of Utah’s bigger towns and cities. They’re the kind of place where you know your neighbor, where your kids can play safely in the yard and the entire town shows up for the community breakfast or Fourth of July parade. These are the best quiet places to live in Utah.

Some of Utah’s beautiful small towns draw in lots of visitors (we’re looking at you Moab, Vernal, and Kanab). Others are home to one of Utah’s universities (Ephraim, Logan, Cedar City). So while they’re wonderful places to live, they’re not always quiet!

This list is by no means a comprehensive one and it only includes towns with populations of less than 2,700.

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As we mentioned in the introduction, this is by no means a complete list! So many of Utah’s small towns are wonderful — which ones did I miss that you think should be here? Let me know in the comments!

Don’t you just love Utah’s small towns? Check out the 15 small towns in Utah where everyone knows your name and also read about the many reasons why small-town Utah is actually the best place to grow up.

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What are some of the best small towns in Utah?

Choosing the best small towns in Utah is almost impossible. There are charming, quaint, and quiet towns all around the Beehive State. One small town that you’ll certainly want to add to your bucket list is the town of Panguitch. Located just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park, this small town has it all. With a rich pioneer history, this town is home to the Quilt Walk Festival, which is a large event that celebrates this town's history. Panguitch also hosts an annual hot air balloon festival each June where the skies come alive.

Panguitch is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. In just a short drive, you can sit along the shores of the beautiful Panguitch Lake. Here, you'll not only enjoy incredible views, but you can catch some incredibly large fish as well. You can also visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Red Canyon, or explore southern Utah on Scenic Byway 12, one of the best scenic drives in the state.

What are some quiet places to live in Utah?

If you are looking for quiet and beautiful places to live in Utah, check out the tiny town of Wallsburg. Just up Provo Canyon, this town is approximately 13 miles from Heber City and it’s a gorgeous farming community. Only about 350 people live in this small town so you can easily spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Loa in Wayne County is another small town that is one of the best quiet places to live in Utah. This town is home to approximately 1,000 residents and you'll see many historic buildings and scenic beauty as you drive around. You are also just a short drive from Capitol Reef National Park, so you can easily immerse yourself in nature, disconnect, and just relax.