Utah Real Estate ? Mother Nature?s Masterpiece
Mother nature has done some amazing work in Utah. Fortunately, you can live in the middle of the masterpiece with reasonable prices for Utah real estate.
Utah is a state of open desert in the south and raging mountains in the north. Plunging gorges and raging rivers are something to be seen in this state of immense beauty. If you enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, rock climbing, skiing, biking, hiking, camping and water skiing, Utah may just be your nirvana.
Salt Lake City
Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City is relaxed place to live and centrally located to many of the wild wonders of Utah. As host of the Olympics, a tremendous amount of money and effort was put into the effort and it shows. The city has a very modern atmosphere that surprisingly mixes with a more staid way of life. The nightlife can be surprisingly active. If snow skiing is your passion, Salt Lake City is surrounded by some of the best skiing in the world.
Home to Brigham Young University, Provo has a definite college atmosphere but with a twist. The town has a strong Mormon influence and the lifestyle can best be described as very conservative. Although you will not find a very active nightlife, the town sits in a beautiful area and is ideal for raising a family without worry about the typical risks associated with living in many cities. If fly fishing is your passion, the Provo River provides plenty of opportunities to try out your flies.
Utah Real Estate
In general, Utah real estate is very affordable. A single-family home in Provo averages $235,000, while you?ll need an additional $30,000 for the same home in Salt Lake City. These prices, however, do not apply to any of the ski resort areas such as Park City. You can expect to pay a premium for property in such areas.
The appreciate rate for Utah real estate in 2005 was eight percent. Although below the national average of 13 percent, this is still an acceptable rate.
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