Life Elevated. That’s what Utah is, at least according to the State Board of Tourism. And it’s true, the state has a great many “elevated” activities like hiking and skiing. But the mountains aren’t the only wonderful thing about Utah. If you’re moving here, there are other things you’ll want to know.
First and foremost, where should you buy a house? It is important to consider the neighborhood that you will be living in. At Perry Homes, we know the three most important things about building or buying a home: Location, Location, Location! Before we start developing a new neighborhood, we carefully study the area to make sure it is a great place to live. To start your home search off right, we want to introduce you to a few fantastic cities in the Salt Lake City area.
Lehi is a charming community located just 30 minutes south of SLC. It’s a very affordable city to live in, and has lots of fun parks, museums, and other activities for families. And, Lehi is something of a technological hub. Adobe, Microsoft, and Ancestry.com all have business operations centered in Lehi. If you want to work in technology, but don’t want to be in a big city, Lehi might be a great place to settle down.
Syracuse is situated about halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden. As part of Davis County, Syracuse has lower sales tax and property tax rates than neighboring SLC. The town is close to Great Salt Lake as well as the beautiful mountains of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The city also has a very low unemployment rate, as well as one of the lowest crime rates in the state. If you’re looking to build somewhere close to nature and beautiful hikes, Syracuse is a great choice.
For families with children, Kaysville offers a distinct advantage. Kaysville’s Davis High School is one of the top ranked schools in Utah, with students testing well above the state average for English and Math. There is also an alternative high school, Mountain High. This school offers low student-to-teacher ratios and extra learning options. Of course, all work and no play is never good. Fortunately, Kaysville also has plenty of fun for families. Activities include the Cherry Hill amusement park and the Utah Botanical Center.
If you want to really get away from city life, you might like Stansbury Park. This unincorporated town has just over 5,000 residents. The small-town vibe of Stansbury Park is evident from the community association and its activities. The Harmon Observatory lets locals enjoy the wide open night skies of Utah. It truly is a rural paradise!
Utah is a state unlike any other. These four suburbs are just a small sample of the wonderful communities that Utah has to offer. If you are planning to buy or build a home here, we know you’ll love living in the Beehive state!