Draper, Lindon also rate high in Money magazine list
"...eliminated towns where one race is more than 95 percent of the
population."That seems to be pretty arbitrary (being charitable). It
probably knocked a lof of UT towns of the list.
I've spent a lot of time in Utah--visiting--but could not live there.
Although beautiful country in parts, it is way too crowded and the traffic is so
heavy and congested, and they drive like they have never seen a posted speed
limit sign! BUT--they probably made the list as they most likely have lower
crime rates than other areas. People of Utah...PLEASE slow down when you drive
on the freeway!
I enjoy a home in Draper and another at Promontory in Park City. Life is good.
It is unfortunate that UDOT has proposed running an additional freeway right
through the west side of Farmington, right through this mentioned wildlife
refuge.I am surprised that it hasn't received more coverage,
but it is a shame to even consider, in light of these commendations, but
particularly because of the negative impact on the environment and added
pollution (noise, exhaust, etc.) for the northern part of the state.
Did anyone else catch the huge disparity in average income and housing prices in
Park City? The median income is less than Farmington, Lindon and Draper, yet the
median housing is almost $800,000. How does that work???
Let's roll- It's a weird thing, lots of lower income laborers drop the
income average, and lots of multi million dollar second homes of the rich and
famous drive up the average home price. The "middle" is where most
normal people in Park City live (no, I don't mean Park Meadows)
With household income of about $70K and the average home price in the $700Ks,
it's clear the average household doesn't live in the average house in
Park City. Lots of multimillion dollar homes driving up that average price.
For years, we were a sleepy little One Stop light Town[corner of State and
Main] lined with the tallest trees in the Valley.Our Daughter had
her wedding reception in the old Rock Chapel built by hand by the pioneers and
home to the very first LDS Primary.Folks still make way for the
horseback riders and bikers along the roads in the evenings.and
don't forget - Lagoon is only a 5 minute walk away, the Great Salt
Lake Bird Refuge, and Farmington Canyon with Skyline Drive is at
everybody's backdoor step.I'm 6's between Hill AFB,
Salt Lake International, and downtown SLC for work.
Irony Guy:I think you'll find mosquitoes in most American
cities... even Bountiful.
Whoever wrote this article has not experienced the infamous Farmington mosquito.
Dew- Well, while you guys in the valley are socked in with haze and cold,
we're riding the powder in the sun. I love inversions.
I've lived in both Farmington and Lindon and have to agree. While both are
great places, I'd put Farmington just a bit higher than Lindon.
Park City also doesn't have INVERSION during winter years. Am I right about
Dang! Although I agree with Outside magazine, I'm hoping there isn't a
rush to move here!
30 minutes to Draper from SLC or Provo? Wow, they must be slow drivers.