Best places to raise a family in Utah

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April 20, 2021
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Best places to raise a family in Utah

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Utah using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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Best places to raise a family in Utah

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Utah using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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#25. American Fork

- Population: 30,399
- Median home value: $286,800 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,169 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $77,857
- Top public schools: Lone Peak High School (A), American Fork High School (A-), Highland Elementary School (A-)
- Top private schools: American Heritage School (A)

- Pictured: 1196 N 1050 E, American Fork ($1.2 million, 7 bedrooms)

#24. Cottonwood Heights

- Population: 34,036
- Median home value: $382,900 (73% own)
- Median rent: $1,230 (27% rent)
- Median household income: $93,564
- Top public schools: Granite School (A-), Canyon View School (A-), Hillcrest High School (A-)
- Top private schools: Willow Creek Montessori School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 3038 E Danish Ridge Way, Salt Lake City ($1.5 million, 6 bedrooms)

#23. Smithfield

- Population: 11,373
- Median home value: $237,100 (84% own)
- Median rent: $905 (16% rent)
- Median household income: $71,118
- Top public schools: Sunrise School (A), North Cache Middle School (A-), Birch Creek School (A-)

- Pictured: 801 E 280 S, Smithfield ($849,900, 5 bedrooms)

#22. Hyrum

- Population: 8,224
- Median home value: $190,200 (78% own)
- Median rent: $853 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $62,639
- Top public schools: Spring Creek Middle School (A), South Cache Middle School (A), Millville School (A-)

- Pictured: 723 E 1150 S, Hyrum ($522,900, 4 bedrooms)

#21. Millcreek

- Population: 60,731
- Median home value: $366,100 (61% own)
- Median rent: $1,120 (39% rent)
- Median household income: $72,134
- Top public schools: Skyline High School (A), Canyon Rim Academy (A), Olympus High School (A)
- Top private schools: Elizabeth Academy (unavailable), Mount Olympus Christian Child Development Center (unavailable), Reid School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 4485 S Abinadi Rd, Salt Lake City ($3.0 million, 6 bedrooms)

#20. Holladay

- Population: 30,636
- Median home value: $442,900 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,148 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $88,728
- Top public schools: Skyline High School (A), Olympus High School (A), Butler School (A-)
- Top private schools: Intermountain Christian School (A), St. Vincent de Paul Parish School (unavailable), Challenger School - Holladay (unavailable)

- Pictured: 2178 E Walker Ln, Salt Lake City ($9.0 million, 4 bedrooms)

#19. Benson

- Population: 1,468
- Median home value: $253,700 (90% own)
- Median rent: $583 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $58,826
- Top public schools: South Cache Middle School (A), Mountainside School (A-), North Cache Middle School (A-)

- Pictured: 2109 W 2600 S, Wellsville ($640,000, 5 bedrooms)

#18. Park City

- Population: 8,375
- Median home value: $1,035,300 (63% own)
- Median rent: $1,495 (37% rent)
- Median household income: $111,000
- Top public schools: Park City High School (A), Parleys Park School (A), Ecker Hill Middle School (A)

- Pictured: 555 King Rd, Park City ($19.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#17. Millville

- Population: 2,054
- Median home value: $231,700 (81% own)
- Median rent: $646 (19% rent)
- Median household income: $71,042
- Top public schools: Ridgeline High School (A), Spring Creek Middle School (A), South Cache Middle School (A)

- Pictured: 3794 S 500 E, Millville ($1.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#16. Hyde Park

- Population: 4,578
- Median home value: $282,400 (86% own)
- Median rent: $827 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $75,530
- Top public schools: Sunrise School (A), Greenville School (A-), North Park School (A-)

- Pictured: 637 S 380 E, Hyde Park ($519,900, 5 bedrooms)

#15. Bountiful

- Population: 43,901
- Median home value: $316,300 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,071 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $77,823
- Top public schools: Viewmont High School (A), Bountiful High School (A), J.A. Taylor Elementary School (A-)
- Top private schools: Saint Olaf Catholic School (A+)

- Pictured: 2175 Wood Hollow Way S, Bountiful ($1.8 million, 5 bedrooms)

#14. Fruit Heights

- Population: 6,172
- Median home value: $396,000 (90% own)
- Median rent: $1,669 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $97,488
- Top public schools: Davis High School (A), H.C. Burton Elementary School (A-), Knowlton Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 1603 E Old Lake Ln, Fruit Heights ($799,000, 6 bedrooms)

#13. Cedar Hills

- Population: 10,209
- Median home value: $371,300 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,791 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $104,808
- Top public schools: Lone Peak High School (A), American Fork High School (A-), Highland Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 9283 N Canyon Heights Dr W, Cedar Hills ($799,900, 8 bedrooms)

#12. Summit Park

- Population: 8,118
- Median home value: $705,800 (85% own)
- Median rent: $1,627 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $131,250
- Top public schools: Park City High School (A), Skyline High School (A), Jeremy Ranch School (A)
- Top private schools: Park City Day School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 8899 Parleys Ln, Park City ($6.0 million, 4 bedrooms)

#11. Alpine

- Population: 10,477
- Median home value: $569,300 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,740 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $129,239
- Top public schools: Lone Peak High School (A), Highland Elementary School (A-), Timberline Middle School (B+)

- Pictured: 13506 N Oakridge Dr E, Alpine ($4.2 million, 7 bedrooms)

#10. Draper

- Population: 48,000
- Median home value: $469,000 (80% own)
- Median rent: $1,415 (20% rent)
- Median household income: $117,266
- Top public schools: Corner Canyon High School (A), Lone Peak High School (A), Sunrise School (A)
- Top private schools: Juan Diego Catholic High School (A+), St. John the Baptist Elementary School (unavailable), St. John the Baptist Middle School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 12939 S Boulter St E, Draper ($3.0 million, 5 bedrooms)

#9. Nibley

- Population: 6,819
- Median home value: $262,700 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,058 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $91,372
- Top public schools: Spring Creek Middle School (A), South Cache Middle School (A), Mountainside School (A-)

- Pictured: 741 W Clear Creek Rd, Nibley ($449,900, 4 bedrooms)

#8. Farmington

- Population: 23,847
- Median home value: $386,500 (82% own)
- Median rent: $1,178 (18% rent)
- Median household income: $106,488
- Top public schools: Viewmont High School (A), Davis High School (A), Endeavour School (A-)
- Top private schools: Challenger School - Farmington (unavailable)

- Pictured: 1456 June Dr, Farmington ($1.4 million, 6 bedrooms)

#7. Snyderville

- Population: 6,255
- Median home value: $777,800 (72% own)
- Median rent: $1,481 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $116,932
- Top public schools: Park City High School (A), Jeremy Ranch School (A), Parleys Park School (A)

- Pictured: 4400 N Ranch Creek Ln, Park City ($8.0 million, 5 bedrooms)

#6. North Logan

- Population: 10,711
- Median home value: $274,900 (63% own)
- Median rent: $1,092 (37% rent)
- Median household income: $71,351
- Top public schools: InTech Collegiate Academy (A), Greenville School (A-), North Park School (A-)

- Pictured: 3060 Canyon Ridge Dr, North Logan ($874,900, 5 bedrooms)

#5. Highland

- Population: 18,726
- Median home value: $559,600 (91% own)
- Median rent: $1,655 (9% rent)
- Median household income: $139,453
- Top public schools: Lone Peak High School (A), American Fork High School (A-), Highland Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 4884 W 11000 N, Highland ($2.7 million, 13 bedrooms)

#4. Centerville

- Population: 17,404
- Median home value: $321,700 (84% own)
- Median rent: $1,157 (16% rent)
- Median household income: $93,344
- Top public schools: Viewmont High School (A), Bountiful High School (A), J.A. Taylor Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 445 E 540 N, Centerville ($659,900, 4 bedrooms)

#3. Providence

- Population: 7,407
- Median home value: $281,900 (86% own)
- Median rent: $982 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $80,697
- Top public schools: Spring Creek Middle School (A), South Cache Middle School (A), Mountainside School (A-)

- Pictured: 485 E 500 N, Providence ($634,900, 6 bedrooms)

#2. Kaysville

- Population: 31,494
- Median home value: $339,500 (88% own)
- Median rent: $948 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $99,597
- Top public schools: Davis High School (A), Jefferson Academy (A), Endeavour School (A-)

- Pictured: 1651 Leola St, Kaysville ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)

#1. River Heights

- Population: 2,162
- Median home value: $257,600 (87% own)
- Median rent: $836 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $71,750
- Top public schools: Spring Creek Middle School (A), South Cache Middle School (A), Providence School (A-)

- Pictured: 497 S 750 E, River Heights ($365,000, 4 bedrooms)

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