5 Reasons to Retire in Utah

5 Reasons to Retire in Utah

Written by Marley Orton

March 15, 2022

Utah is quickly becoming one of the top places to retire according to a recent article on FOX 13. It’s currently ranked as the 8th best state to retire to thanks in part to its affordability, healthcare options, quality of life and more.

Take a look at five of our favorite reasons to consider Utah as your retirement destination.

1. The Cost of Living is Low

Utah is one of the most affordable states in the country to live in. The cost of living in Utah is ~4% lower than the national average, making it a great place for retirees on a budget.

2. There Are Plenty of Outdoor Activities to Enjoy

Utah is a nature lover’s paradise with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and fishing. In fact, Utah was recently named the “Best State for Outdoor Recreation” by National Geographic. For retirees who want to remain active, Utah gives you plenty of great outdoor options.

3. The Weather is Mild Year Round

Thanks to its location in the Mountain West, Utah has temperate weather year-round and experiences 4 seasons. Compared to the weather during the winter in the Midwest, you’ll find Utah is very enjoyable. Experience cool summer evenings and see the beauty that now brings to the Wasatch Front during the winter. This makes it an ideal place to call home for retirement.

4. The Healthcare Options are Excellent

Utah boasts some of the best healthcare options in the country, with lower than average costs and high-quality care. In fact, according to a recent study by WalletHub, Utah is ranked as the 15th best state in terms of healthcare / doctor quality.

5. There is a Great Quality of Life

Utah consistently ranks as one of the best states in the country when it comes to quality of life. It has a low crime rate, plenty of employment opportunities, excellent schools and a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities available. Although some of these don’t apply to seniors in their retirement years, they show the state thrives in quality of life.

About Starhaven Villas

If you’re looking for a retirement community that offers all of the benefits of Utah mentioned above, look no further than Starhaven Villas. We are a 55+ community in Saratoga Springs, Utah that offers luxurious and active retirement living. Our community features a clubhouse, pickleball and tennis courts, as well as plenty of social activities for residents to get involved in.

Living in Saratoga Springs, UT

Located in Utah County, Saratoga Springs is a growing community that offers retirees plenty of options for living, working, shopping and playing. The city has something to offer everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts to history buffs. Saratoga Springs is just south of Provo and sits near the Wasatch mountains. Salt Lake City is a short drive away and if you enjoy skiing, you’re near plenty of world-renowned resorts.

If you’re thinking of retiring soon, be sure to consider Utah as one of your top options. With its many benefits, it’s a great place to call home in your golden years.

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