7 Reasons to Retire in Utah County

Why Retire in Utah County

Written by Marley Orton

May 10, 2022

Utah County has grown in popularity in recent years and has also become a retirement destination for people inside and outside of the Beehive State. While mostly known for the county’s capital, Provo, other cities in Utah County include Lehi, Amercian Fork, Spanish Fork and Saratoga Springs. These cities seem to be growing all of the time with new restaurants, shopping and fun things to do.

For those looking to spend their retirement years in Utah, consider Utah County a top choice for the reasons below.

The Cost of Living is Reasonable

The cost of living in Utah County is reasonable, especially when compared to other parts of the country. If you’re moving from somewhere like Southern California, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cost of living. This makes it a great place to retire on a budget.

The Weather is Great for Seniors

Whether you enjoy four seasons or prefer a more moderate climate, Utah County has the perfect weather for you. It’s not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter, making it a great place to live year-round.

There are Plenty of Outdoor Activities

Staying active as a senior is a must. It’s good for your physical health but also helps with your mental wellbeing. If you love spending time outdoors, then Utah County is the place for you. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails, as well as fishing and camping spots to explore. You may also find communities with pickleball courts and tennis courts to help keep you active.

The People Are Friendly

One of the best things about retiring in Utah County is the friendly people. There’s a strong sense of community here, and you’ll quickly feel like you belong. It’s also important for you as a senior to develop friendships and maintain a social life, which is achievable in a community with a social club, activities, fitness center, etc.

There are Tons of Things to Do

From arts and culture to dining and shopping, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Utah County. No matter what your interests are, you’ll be able to find something to keep you busy.

You Can Be As Active or Relaxed As You Want

Do you want a retirement that’s full of activity? Or are you looking for a place where you can relax and take it easy? Either way, Utah County is the perfect place for you. There are plenty of ways to stay active, but if you just want to relax, that’s perfectly fine too.

It’s Close to Other Areas of Utah

For those who currently reside outside of Utah, you’re likely more familiar with Salt Lake City or Park City. The great news is that Salt Lake City is only 30 miles from Utah County, and Park City is a short distance from there. You’ll be close to the Salt Lake International Airport, world-class skiing and many more attractions.

Living at Starhaven Villas

Starhaven Villas is a new construction 55 and older community in Saratoga Springs, right in the heart of Utah County. Our community is located right next to Utah Lake and features several amenities, as well as a resort-like lifestyle you’ll love.

If any of the reasons mentioned above catch your attention and you’re thinking of retiring in Utah County, please contact us to learn more about our community.

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