Utah Homes for Sale in Nation’s Best Cities
by Joel Carson
Utah Real Estate
SLBR 2012 ‘Salesperson of the Year’
Three Utah cities were named among Money Magazine’s 2013 “Best Places to Live.” Farmington was ranked number 14 out of 100 in the publication’s annual feature on “America’s Best Small Towns”; Draper ranked 25th; Lindon ranked 29th. If you’re shopping for Utah homes for sale, these communities are hot (and for good reasons).
#14 Farmington, UT
Farmington enjoys a modest population of 19,135. The city is located between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake. In true Utah tradition, the great outdoors surrounding the community is among its best assets. The city features an 18,000-acre wildlife refuge and 115 miles of bike and hiking trails that seemed to impress Money writer Hailey Lee. Lee wrote the following description of this Northern Utah mecca.
About a third of the residents of this community commute to Salt Lake City for work, but a couple of projects may start to shrink that number. The biggest is the new $200 million Station Park development, which combines office space, housing, stores, and restaurants.
You can shop for Farmington homes for sale right now online! Call or send a text for assistance in finding your Farmington dream home at 801-673-3333. The median home sold price in the second quarter of 2013 in the Bountiful, Centerville, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake, Farmington area was $219,950, according to the Wasatch Front Multiple Listing Service.
#25 Draper, UT
Draper, Utah has become a hot bed of commercial and residential activity. Money reporters were impressed by the array of community events here including the annual Arts and Crafts Festival. The report on publication’s report on Draper said the following:
Draper, about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, is a nature lover’s dream. Residents can get outdoors at the Jordan River Parkway, a trail system that runs from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake, and Corner Canyon, a protected area threaded with hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.
In the second quarter of 2013 the median home sold price was $259,900 in the Sandy, Draper, Granite and Whoodland Hills area. Shop for Draper homes for sale online right now!
#29 Lindon, UT
Lindon is just 25 miles south of Salt Lake City. This community also ranked No. 1 on Money’s Ease of Living list. Writers were impressed by the community’s commercial development noting Lindon is home to two large tech companies, Teleperformance USA and Symantec. The report said:
… so it’s little wonder that its unemployment rate of 4.5% is one of the lowest on our list. That, coupled with a growing job market, may be the reason that the town’s population has doubled in the past two decades.
The WF-MLS groups Lindon with Pleasant Grove and Orem where the second quarter median home sold price was $201,000. Browse our inventory of Lindon homes for sale online anytime! Call 801-673-3333 for personal assistance.