Best Places to Retire in Utah

Best Places to Retire in Utah

Utah, with its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and a plethora of outdoor activities, is an ideal destination for retirees. Whether you prefer the bustling city life of Salt Lake City, the artistic vibe of Park City, or the serene landscapes of St. George, Utah offers diverse options for a fulfilling retirement. Explore the best places to retire in Utah and find your perfect retirement haven.

Why Retire in Utah?

Retiring in Utah offers numerous benefits that make it a desirable location for many retirees.

Spectacular Scenery

Utah's diverse landscapes, from the red rock formations of Southern Utah to the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range, provide breathtaking views and endless outdoor adventures.

Active Lifestyle

Utah is known for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, offering numerous opportunities for hiking, skiing, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Four Distinct Seasons

Experience all four seasons, each offering unique activities and picturesque settings.

Low Property Taxes

Utah boasts some of the lowest property taxes in the country, making it an economically attractive option for retirees.

Excellent Healthcare

Utah is home to top-rated healthcare facilities, ensuring that retirees have access to quality medical care.

Top Cities and Towns to Retire in Utah

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, offers a vibrant urban lifestyle with a rich cultural scene and close proximity to outdoor recreation.


  • Numerous museums, theaters, and galleries
  • Access to world-class skiing and hiking in the nearby mountains
  • Excellent healthcare facilities
  • Diverse dining and shopping options

Park City

Park City is known for its ski resorts and film festivals, providing a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and cultural activities.


  • Home to the famous Sundance Film Festival
  • Renowned ski resorts like Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort
  • Charming historic Main Street with shops and restaurants
  • Year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and golfing

St. George

St. George offers a warm climate and stunning red rock landscapes, making it a popular retirement destination for those who love the outdoors.


  • Proximity to Zion National Park and other outdoor attractions
  • Numerous golf courses and recreational facilities
  • A growing arts and culture scene
  • Mild winters and over 300 days of sunshine annually

FAQs about Retiring in Utah

Find Your Ideal Retirement Community in Utah

SpringHouse Village

South Jordan, UT
Homes in the $400s - $600s

Welcome to SpringHouse Village – New Homes for Sale in our 55+ Community Near Salt Lake City, UT
Just outside Salt Lake City, Utah lies the Master Planned Community, Daybreak, and inside the Upper Villages is where you’ll find the exciting 55+ community of SpringHouse Village. With over 1,000 acres of fields, lakes, and parks, this community in South Jordan is the place for active adults who love the great outdoors. Everything is built with walkability in mind, so no matter where you live, parks and recreation are just minutes away by the community trails, sidewalks, and bicycle highways.

When you build at SpringHouse Village, you Get More Than a New Home! You get a new community with easy access to your clubhouse, pool, spa, pickleball courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, game room, golf simulator, demonstration kitchen, and miles of trails. You get new friends you instantly connect with because we are all over 55 and realize that now is our time to pursue passions, focus on health, and truly find meaning and purpose in life. You can experience new activities and events with your world-class Lifestyle Director, who designs personalized programs for you!




St. George, UT
Homes from $350K
SunRiver Villas is home to its own exclusive community center and amenities including a lap pool, fitness center, test kitchen and computer center—along with access to SunRiver’s 18-hole championship golf course. you have access to all the facilities within your community—not to mention all the friends and enjoyment that comes with them. The 35,000+ sq ft SunRiver St.George community center links the walking and cart paths to open areas, the golf course, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.
Red Ledges

Red Ledges

Heber City, UT
Red Ledges is a private, luxury mountain community located in Heber City, Utah. The 2,000-acre community is home to over 300 custom luxury homes since the first ones were built in 1999. Red Ledges is located just minutes from Park City, Utah, and it offers easy access to world-class skiing, outdoor adventure, and year-round activities. The community also has a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, making it the perfect place to live, work, and play.

Start Your Utah Retirement Journey

The best way to know if a place is right for you is to visit. Plan a trip to explore your potential new home in Utah. Many communities offer discounted stays or tours for future residents, making it easy to learn more. Select a few options, plan a visit, and get ready to experience the charm and beauty of Utah firsthand.

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