Most Recommended Neighborhoods for People Moving to Utah
Between the raw supply of talent from nearby universities, the low cost of living, property tax incentives, and gorgeous scenery, Utah has always had a big appeal to entrepreneurs. The tech industry is positively booming, so both major companies and tech professionals alike are relocating to Utah right now.
Finding the right home for your budget and the right location for your personality and needs from a distance isn’t always easy, however. We’ve talked before about the top neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Now, let’s talk about the best neighborhoods for those in the tech scene, like Lehi, Draper, Daylight, Herriman, and parts of Salt Lake City.
One of the principal communities in the area dubbed the “Silicon Slopes,” Lehi is one of the primary locations for high-visibility tech companies like Adobe, Ancestry, Vivint, and Qualtrics.
Lehi is also one of the prettiest places in the state. Somewhat conservative in nature, Lehi is home to many new graduates from design and development programs and young families alike. With the beautiful Timpanogos behind it, it’s no surprise that Lehi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
If you prefer a more rural feel, there are plenty of smaller communities around Lehi to investigate. Alpine, Eagle Mountain, and Saratoga Springs are all nearby, and they offer a less-congested environment that still gives residents easy access to the restaurants, entertainment, and work environments they need.
In the words of one resident, “
Lehi and the surrounding area is fast becoming the Silicon Valley of Utah. If you want to make your name in the tech industry, it’s probably the most exciting place you can be.”
Draper and Herriman
When you’re trying to find a balance between your work life and your home life, you probably can’t do better than Draper or Herriman.
Both communities are located within an easy commute of either Lehi or Salt Lake City. Draper has excellent schools and a suburban atmosphere. It also enjoys a great reputation as a family-friendly area with well-maintained homes and plenty of peace and quiet.
Herriman is perfect for people who love hiking or the great outdoors due to the easily accessible mountain trails and plenty of parks. It has a small-town feel and a rural atmosphere without being isolated. It’s also easy to find larger homes here with three or four bedrooms, which makes the neighborhood particularly attractive to families.
One native to the area said, “
If you want a home that gives you the most bang for your buck and a safe community for your family, this area is perfect. It’s not trendy or hip, but there are plenty of family restaurants and community activities.”
Daybreak is another neighborhood in Utah that offers an exceptional work-life balance, but it deserves a separate mention because it is so unique.
Developed as a planned community in 2004, Daybreak has since gained national acclaim for its ability to encourage healthy living and a thriving local economy. The well-kept area homes are usually spacious with large porches, and there are plenty of amenities within walking distance. The area exudes a combination of affluence and comfort that draws many families who want access to the larger cities in Utah without being right in the thick of things.
One neighborhood resident of Daybreak says, “
The area is nice and the neighbors are friendly. Half are from Utah and the other half are transplants. In the summer, we go to the ponds and play in the sand, and the HOA offers all the amenities you could want.”
Downtown Salt Lake City
Unlike many urban areas, the Downtown neighborhood is clean and well-maintained. It’s also filled with housing opportunities, whether you prefer a modern condo within walking distance of the area’s trendiest restaurants and boutiques or a stately street filled with quaint homes and historic bungalows.
If you’re looking for an affordable, eclectic area that’s still close to the city, consider Sugar House, Capital Hill, and 9th and 9th for your new home. All three neighborhoods offer affordable housing that’s still close to the action in the city and a unique, eclectic vibe that embraces artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs alike. The proximity to the University of Utah gives the entire area a youthful vibe and eclectic energy that residents appreciate.
As one area resident put it, “
The area is more than a name. It’s a mentality. Esoteric, artsy, and fun, but never dull. It has all the amenities you can hope for…shopping, restaurants, bars, and events.”
Our Harvest Park Group realtors know the neighborhoods and real estate offerings in Utah extremely well because we live and work in the area. Because the real estate market is booming, it pays to have an experienced professional negotiating on your behalf when you’re relocating to Utah.