Farmington, Park City rank high among best places to live in America

Draper, Lindon also rate high in Money magazine list

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  • fluwoebers Fairfax, VA
    Sept. 20, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    "...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.

  • PhotoSponge nampa, ID
    Aug. 24, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    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!

  • Porter Rockwell Draper, UT
    Aug. 23, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    I enjoy a home in Draper and another at Promontory in Park City. Life is good.

  • Cataldo Farmington, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    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.

  • PG33 Layton, Utah
    Aug. 15, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    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???

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2013 10:06 p.m.

    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)

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Aug. 14, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    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.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 6:58 p.m.

    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.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Irony Guy:

    I think you'll find mosquitoes in most American cities... even Bountiful.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 13, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Whoever wrote this article has not experienced the infamous Farmington mosquito.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 10:43 p.m.

    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.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    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.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Park City also doesn't have INVERSION during winter years. Am I right about that?

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    Dang! Although I agree with Outside magazine, I'm hoping there isn't a rush to move here!

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    30 minutes to Draper from SLC or Provo? Wow, they must be slow drivers.