Building a home in 2022 may seem far out of reach for many, but there are actually many affordable and beautiful cities to build in Utah that you should consider. Whether you like the more suburban life or want to live in a smaller town, there are cities for everyone.
Cole Val Construction builds custom homes in Northern Utah, but we would love to serve you in any area that you feel is fit for you. Here is a list of the best cities to live in Utah right now that you should consider before building your dream home.
Greater Avenues is a small neighborhood in the Salt Lake area. It has an urban and suburban mix that is located near many restaurants, shops, bars and parks. The schools in the Greater Avenues area are also highly rated and is one of the best rated neighborhoods to raise a family.
The median home value is around $520,000 which is a little higher than other towns on this list, but if you are looking for a more downtown option, without being in SLC itself, Greater Avenues may be best for you. With a more historic feel there is a friendly atmosphere that makes living in this town special.
North Logan is located on the Northern side of Logan, which is one of the best college towns in America. Logan is home to the Utah Festival Opera and one of the best farmer’s markets in the country. The city of Logan has many thriving businesses and opportunities for employment such as Utah State University, Icon Health, Space Dynamics Laboratory, and more.
The population continues to grow, which is why you should jump to build in Utah now. The median home value is around $300,000 and most residents own their home. North Logan is also rated highly for the best public schools in Utah. Living in Logan gives you great access to nature and resources needed for your family.
This small town is also located near Logan and only has a population of 7,732 people. There are a lot of open areas and parks located in providence for children or pets to explore. Tucked up near the mountains, Providence has a great view of the valley, starry nights and access to outdoor recreation and cultural events.
The median home value is around $322,000 which is just slightly higher than North Logan but compared to them, almost all of Providence residents own their homes. The small town feel brings a sense of community and you will get to know your neighbors since they stick around for a long time. There is a lot of room for growth in Providence and is a special place to build your dream home.
If you are looking for more of a warmer and Southern location, St. George is a great option for building a home. The population is around 87,000 people and a lot of the residents are older and is a great place to retire.
The climate in St. George and most of Southern Utah has mild winters and hot summers. St. George is home to Zions National Park, which is home to beautiful red rocks, gorgeous hikes and waterfalls. St. George is also only two hours from Las Vegas, NV which makes a great weekend getaway for couples or friend groups.
The median home value in St. George is $302,000 and about 65% of residents own their home. St. George is a sparse suburban neighborhood which is great if you want a small town feel but close to town shopping and recreation.
With a population of 19,336 people, Brigham is another sparse suburban area that has a small community feel with short commutes to work and other shopping resources. The median home value is $197,500, which is one of the most affordable places in Utah right now. Brigham City is very popular right now for custom homes to build in Utah and has convenience to shopping, outdoor recreation, and schools.
Brigham City has a historic main street with local artisans and businesses that are fun to explore. The surrounding smaller towns near Brigham of Perry and Willard have many family owned fruit stands where you can find local produce during the fall and summer months.
Located in a more suburban area, Fruit Heights is home to many subdivisions of new construction. Building a home in Fruit Heights is very popular in 2022. It was also ranked as the 7th best suburb to raise a family in Utah by Niche. Almost all the homes in Fruit Heights are owned by the people who live there, and the median home price is around $436,000. If you have a little more money to spend or want to build a modern home with lots of amenities, Fruit Heights is the place for you!
Located close to Farmington and Salt Lake, Fruit Heights is a short commute away from work or shopping centers. Fruit Heights is a safe and quiet neighborhood that is close to public schools that are highly rated for your children.
Another small town nestled up against the mountains, Clearfield is another suburban area located near other major cities. The median home value is $222,300 and is about a 50-50 split of owning and renting.
People in Clearfield are friendly but mostly keep to themselves. There are plenty of parks and walking trails to explore and enjoy the beauty of Utah. Clearfield is developing and many homes are coming to fruition and we would love to be the builder for your dream home in Clearfield.
Last but certainly not least, Ogden is a thriving town full of businesses and outdoor recreation and is the perfect place to build in Utah. Although the city is growing, the median home value is around $195,000. Ogden has ranked as one of the most diverse suburbs in Utah and is a place for young professionals and families.
Ogden has great places to work including Autoliv, McKay-Dee Hospital, MarketStar and Weber State University. There is a good balance of local family owned businesses and bigger businesses to serve many people. Ogden is the hub for many outdoor recreational activities such as biking, skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, and more. Viewing the wildlife and scenery from Ogden is the best way to experience Utah and make the most of living in Ogden.
Build In Utah With Cole Val
We are motivated by the needs of our customers and want to help you create the vision you have for your home. Our architectural designers, project managers and construction team help to provide you with quality construction and amazing customer support. We love Utah and hope you choose to build in Utah. We will be with you every step of the way and can help create a memorable home building experience.
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