Buying your first home can be a daunting experience, what with all the legalities and whatnot. But one of the most difficult decisions for first time buyers can often be where exactly to buy. You want to be close to certain things, such as your work, family or amenities but you also want to have a great neighborhood that is safe and friendly. Finding those ideal neighborhoods can be a struggle, especially if you’re a first time buyer and are on a tighter budget than those who are already lucky enough to be on the property ladder. But Utah homebuilders know how important it is to have a safe, friendly community to lay down roots with your first home.
Utah is one of the best places to live for millennials (typically those born between 1980 and 2000), with the third highest millennial population in the United States. Not only that, it is proving to be a popular state in which to raise a family, with Utah having a higher percentage of school age children and under 5’s than anywhere else in the country.
Utah has a hugely successful technology industry and is known for its high numbers of startups, making it a desirable place for business and entrepreneurship. As well as that, there is the draw of the trendy culture-hub cities and the beautiful landscapes with countless outdoor pursuits on the doorstep. That’s not to mention the state’s affordability, which has led to Utah having one of the highest rates of millennial homeownership in the country.
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Lehi, Utah is considered one of the best places to live in Utah, with some of the best public schools in the state. It’s a safe city with a young population, with lots of young professionals, as well as families with young children. There are plenty of things to do, including museums, city parks with hiking trails and outdoor recreation. Plus, there’s plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Eagle Ridge and The Crossing at Traverse are two Lehi communities that can be the perfect place for your first home, with beautiful surrounding scenery, lots of room to grow and ideally located for easy access to amenities.
North of Salt Lake City, Layton, Utah is a fast growing city with an incredible location, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Utah. Layton is a safe, friendly city with a young, professional population. This one of the best locations for access to outdoor pursuits, with the shores of Great Salt Lake on one side and the Wasatch Mountains on the other, so it can be a great place to relax. It has good transport links to Salt Lake City, making it convenient for commuters, and it also has plenty of shopping, recreation, dining and entertainment options nearby. Major Estates and Harmony Place are highly desirable communities that can make for the ideal first home, with a friendly vibe, close to excellent schools and within easy reach of everything Lehi has to offer.