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Reasons People Move to Utah

By Edited Feb 22, 2016 1 2

The State of Utah is loaded with people that continue to move there from other areas. What makes Utah such a popular place to live? Here are some of the top reasons people choose to make their home in Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one reason that many people love living in Utah. You will hear a lot of people get angry talking about the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because they think they are teetotalers who cannot have any fun. Although most members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints do not go bar hopping, they are generally very polite people to have around. You usually do not have to worry about your neighbors if you love in a neighborhood that is filled with active members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will even help you move into your new home. Yes they would like you to go to Church with them but they help everybody, even people who are not members of their Church.

Less than half the population of Salt Lake City is Mormon. The percentage of Non-Mormons living in Utah is slowly decreasing as more people from out of State move to Utah. In the smaller communities in Utah the Mormon Religion is by far the dominant religion with many small communities having a Mormon population that is almost entirely Mormon.

Outdoor Sports

Some of the best Skiing in the United States is in Utah. There are so many different ski areas and ski resorts. You can visit a different ski area every weekend if you want to. You can experience downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, cycling, rock climbing, and numerous other sports.

Spectator Sports

In addition to the many outdoor sports you can participate in there are lots of other sports that are great for taking your family to and watching. The highlight of Utah sports has got to be the Utah Jazz NBA basketball team. There is also the awesome Tour of Utah Cycling race each summer. There are numerous amateur and professional level sports to watch. One year the Great State of Utah was even host to the Winter Olympics!

History Buffs

If you are interested in history then Utah is a great State to live in. Utah is often known mainly for their role of being settled by the Mormon Pioneers. There are a lot of historic places you can visit. If you are into Mormon History then you should start your travels off by visiting Temple Square and Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is something new you can take your family to every weekend and learn more about history.

Salt Lake City International Airport

The Salt Lake City International Airport makes Utah easy to get too and you can easily fly anywhere in the world from Salt Lake. People are attracted to live in Utah because they can have all the benefit so f a major airport such as Atlanta, Georgia but not have to deal with the humid summers and the traffic congestion.

Crime Rate

Yes there is crime in Utah and in some cities such as South Ogden it seems to be rising, but overall Utah seems to be a much safer State to live in as opposed to loving in New York City or other similar urban areas. Utah is far from crime free, but you will find many smaller communities were it is very safe to live with little to no crime and definitely you will not find bars on the windows of the houses there.

Wasatch Front

Ogden

The Wasatch Front is a group of towns and settlements that lie at the base of the Wasatch Range. The Wasatch Range are beautiful mountains, especially when they are covered with snow in the wintertime. Many visitors fall in love with the communities that lie at the base of these mountains. If you visit Utah enough you may decide you want to move their so you too can also live in the Wasatch Front.

Bonneville Salt Flats

Salt Flats

Every year there are people attempting to make and break World land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. If you have ever seen the movie the World’s Fastest Indian then you have seen the Bonneville Salt Flats. If you like to see fast machines then the racing season at the Bonneville Salt Flats is a great reason to move to Utah.

St. George, Utah

St. George is in Southern Utah near the border. A short drive from St. George and you cut through a corner of Arizona and then are in Nevada. St. George allows you to live near Las Vegas but without all of the crap that Las Vegans have to deal with.

Another reason people love St. George is that the winters are very warm. The summers can be extremely hot but the winters are great. St. George is also home to Moab. If you are into 4x4 Jeep trails or mountain biking then St. George is like a piece of Heaven on Earth.

Cheap Land

Land prices are remaining strong in many areas of Utah; however you can still find very cheap land to buy in Utah. In Northwestern and Northeastern Utah you can find rural land with no power to it for extremely cheap. If you are interested in buying and living on cheap rural land then parts of Utah may be perfect for you.

Republican

If you are a Republican and have right-wing beliefs then you will feel at home in Utah. The vast majority of the State is very conservative. This does not mean that you have to be republican to live here, but is living around other people with similar beliefs is important to you then you will feel very comfortable in most parts of Utah.

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Comments

Jan 26, 2013 11:15am
Marlando
Hi--Mised this article for some reason and I lived in Utah for a number of years as a teen and young adult. I agree there are some beautiful scenery in the mountains and other attractions to the state but I found living there a bit boring and far too church orientated politiclally. Anyway 2 big thumbs for a great article and a rating from me.
Jan 26, 2013 11:15am
Marlando
Hi--Mised this article for some reason and I lived in Utah for a number of years as a teen and young adult. I agree there are some beautiful scenery in the mountains and other attractions to the state but I found living there a bit boring and far too church orientated politiclally. Anyway 2 big thumbs for a great article and a rating from me.
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