It’s not an easy decision trying to figure out where to buy or build a home as it can seem a little overwhelming at first.“Will I love this home? Will the neighborhood be a good fit? Is this the state I want to live?”While we can’t help with all of the questions, we can definitely help you see the light when it comes to buying or building a home in Utah.
There are so many great things about this state that we’ve decided to share our top 10 reasons why you should buy a home in Utah!
1. The Greatest Snow On Earth
The license plates say it all and they’re not kidding. Utah boasts Park City as a world-renowned ski resort – not to mention the other mountains that are up to par for elite skiers. Our own Alta and Snowbird resorts rank number 4 & 5 for greatest annual snowfall for all ski resorts.
2. Low Home Insurance Premiums
Did you know that Utah ranks 2nd lowest in insurance premium rates? We do. According to StatisticBrain, Utah ranked 2nd to last being beat only by Idaho. Seems like a no-brainer to live in this fun-filled state – it’s cheaper!
3. A Little Piece Of Hollywood
Your chances of getting a photo-op with a celebrity are pretty great if you decide to hangout in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. Celebrities flock to this mountain town to attend premieres of up and coming independent films. Ask around, it’s kind of a big deal.
4. A Great Place To Start A Career
Not only does Salt Lake City rank as one of the best cities to start a career, it also ranks in the number 1 spot! Utah is also tied for first with three other states for having the most entry level job opportunities. Your business aspirations can happen here in Utah!
5. Low Energy Costs
Lighting helps make a home feel cozy and look beautiful. Did you know that in 2014, Utah was ranked #10 for the lowest average electricity prices in the nation? Not bad at all.
6. Famous National Parks
It seems like everyone is familiar with the breathtakingly gorgeous Arches National Park, but did you know that we have a whopping total of 5 national parks here in the Beehive State? That’s right – it’s a hiker’s paradise featuring Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Park.
7. Lowest Cost of HealthCare
Need a doctor near your house? Not to worry! Utah has some of the best healthcare providers and the state also ranks number 1 for having the lowest healthcare costs of all the states. Still not convinced? Keep reading!
8. Scenic Swimming & Boating
Deemed one of Utah’s “best kept secrets” is Lake Powell – a gorgeous scenic lake among the beautiful red sand formations in Southern Utah. Whether you rent a houseboat or simply come for some swimming, the beautiful blue water of Powell is one of the perfect summer vacation destinations right in Utah’s backyard!
9. A Music Scene To Sing For
Some pretty famous bands have emerged from the roots of Utah and it’s safe to say it’s a trend. Famous bands such as Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees & Fictionist have reached the big time. Not to mention that Salt Lake City hosts some pretty awesome concerts in the summer. Have you heard of the Twilight Concert Series? Every Summer, Pioneer Park hosts free concerts for all to enjoy. One notable band, Fitz and the Tantrums, is slated to play this September.
10. Family Friendly
Utah is known for being family friendly, which also means that the Beehive state’s got some great activities in store for you. With plentiful museums, exhibits, family hiking trails, and some top-notch universities to gain an inexpensive education, you’ll find that Utah’s a great place to raise a family without breaking the bank!
Ready to plant your flag here in the greatest state in the nation? We can’t blame you! That’s why we’ve been Utah home builders ever since 1890 – it’s the best place to be!