Living the Good Life?
Consider the advantages of living in Utah:
- Cost of Living: The Accura Cost of Living Index names Provo, Salt Lake, Ogden and many major Utah cities as consistently having a cost of living lower than the national average. Utah ranked 5th among states for “Economic Freedom,” according to a study by the Pacific Research Institute. The Center for Women’s Business Research reported Utah to be the fastest growing state in the nation for women-owned businesses!
- Low Crime-Rate: Morgan Quitno, “12th Annual America’s Safest (and Most Dangerous) Cities” ranks Provo, Utah and Orem, Utah the 10th safest cities for each of their populations and Logan, Utah as "America's Safest Metropolitan Area."
- Rugged Recreation: Utah is proud of its five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, and six national forests which provide hundreds of thousands of acres of terrain for any and all outdoor activities.
- Good for the kids: Forbes.com, 2004 ranked Salt Lake Utah second in the nation for the best education in big cities, second for per capita spending on education and fourth for the percentage of students completing high school.
- Nightlife: From French cuisine to mountain cafes, Utah boasts some of the finest restaurants and night clubs in SW U.S. And for those who wish to venture further, Las Vegas, Nevada is only 2 1/2 hours from Cedar City, Utah!
- National Treasures: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Powell National Recreation Area, Canyonlands National Park, Dixie National Forest and Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.
|And Still More Life-Affirming Reasons to Live in Utah:
, the Utah Summer Games, the American Folk Ballet, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, music stores, several live music venues, an old time soda fountain, antique stores, and regional arts and crafts shops and more!
- To your health: Outside Magazine, August 2005 praised the "livability" of Salt Lake City in naming it the "Best Place to Live" where the landscape evokes constant praise from recreationists, calling it "a near-perfect location for avid outdoor adventurers." Utah was also ranked 9th nationally for quality of healthcare. The United Health Foundation presented its 2005 edition of “America’s Health Rankings” and Utah ranked 4th in the nation for overall state health.
- Open Spaces & Adventure: Outside Magazine, August 2005 ranks Salt Lake City a "New American Dream Town" naming its commitment to open space, anti-grid-lock measures, optimistic community spirit, and passionate embrace of adventure.
- Skiing Anyone?: 14 world-class ski resorts give Utah the winning edge in slope fun. Ski Magazine, 2006 ranked Deer Valley Ski Resort and Park City among the top 10 in the nation. Utah is known around the world for its pristine mountains and ideal skiing and snowboarding conditions. Brian Head Ski Resort located less than 3 hours from Las Vegas and 8 hours from Southern California is Utah's highest resort.
- Playing outdoors: If Utah doesn't offer it maybe it hasn't been invented. Year-round open fishing, Hunting (elk to wild turkey and everything in between), over 100 Golf Courses, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Rock climbing, Sailing on the Great Salt Lake, White-water rafting, kayaking, Cross-country skiing, Boating, water-skiing, Hot-air ballooning, Horseback riding, Hang-gliding, flying, Bird watching, camping and much much more! Be sure to check out the Bryce Country Horseback Video produced by Dave Webb of RedRockAdventure.com on our Utah Photos page.
- Don't Forget Culture: More than just the Gateway to the National Parks, Cedar City, Utah is also home to the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival