The 10 Best Places To Buy A House In Utah For 2022


Using science and data, we can tell you which places in Utah have seen home prices rising and people flocking over the past year.

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Editor’s note: This is not investment advice and we are not financial advisers. Article updated for 2022.

There's a the age old question everyone thinks about when they decide to move to a city in Utah:

Should I buy a place or rent? Well, we aren't here today to solve that problem for you exactly. We are just assuming you'll do the right thing and a buy a place. And while we are happy to tell you the best place to live in Utah, this analysis is going to tackle the question of the best place to buy a house as an investor. That is we are going to try and determine the up and coming cities in the Beehive State.

To do that we are going to look at places in Utah that are growing faster than average, but where home prices are below average. In every day terms, the "deals". The best deal in Utah at the moment? That would be Perry according to our analysis.

Here's a look at the top ten places to buy a home in Utah for 2022.

The 10 Best Places To Buy A Home In Utah For 2022

  1. Perry
  2. Midway
  3. Moab
  4. Sunset
  5. West Bountiful
  6. Nephi
  7. Fruit Heights
  8. Harrisville
  9. Nibley
  10. Enoch

What's the best place to buy a home in Utah for 2022? According to our analysis, would the the ideal place to buy a home looking into the future.

The methodology that wen't into this can be a bit complicated, so we'll break it down for you in as much detail as we can below. If you're not worried about finding a deal on good places to live, check out the most expensive places to live in Utah and, for those of you on a budget, the cheapest places to live in Utah.

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The 10 Best Cities To Buy A House In Utah For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,090
Median Home Price: $286,500
Population Change: 2.4%
Home Price Change: 6.9%
More on Perry: Homes For Sale | Data

Midway, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,210
Median Home Price: $536,800
Population Change: 3.5%
Home Price Change: 19.6%
More on Midway: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Moab, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,303
Median Home Price: $235,200
Population Change: 0.7%
Home Price Change: -1.1%
More on Moab: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sunset, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,309
Median Home Price: $181,800
Population Change: 0.6%
Home Price Change: 9.1%
More on Sunset: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,724
Median Home Price: $342,600
Population Change: 1.7%
Home Price Change: 8.9%
More on West Bountiful: Homes For Sale | Data

Nephi, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,168
Median Home Price: $254,200
Population Change: 3.3%
Home Price Change: 17.9%
More on Nephi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,205
Median Home Price: $436,400
Population Change: 0.5%
Home Price Change: 10.2%
More on Fruit Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Harrisville, UT

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,637
Median Home Price: $259,300
Population Change: 2.0%
Home Price Change: 16.3%
More on Harrisville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nibley, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,993
Median Home Price: $273,600
Population Change: 2.6%
Home Price Change: 4.1%
More on Nibley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Enoch, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,044
Median Home Price: $226,500
Population Change: 4.5%
Home Price Change: 8.5%
More on Enoch: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How do you determine the best places to buy a home in Utah for 2022?

We were in real estate for almost five years and have been working on this site for another three. Suffice is to say, we've put a lot of thought into what goes into finding a good place to buy a home.

So all that thinking has come to this moment where we get to spell out how we'd approach finding an up-and-coming place to live in Utah. Put differently, the analysis will try to find places in Utah with undervalued homes relative to pent up demand.

To do that we looked at the most recent American Community Survey Census data for 2016-2020 and compared it to the previous vintage (2012-2016). Specifically, we used the following criteria:

  • Y-o-Y Change In Population (People want to live here)
  • Y-o-Y Change In Median Home Prices (People are willing to pay for it)
  • Home Prices Relative To The State Average (It's still kinda cheap)

We want places that are growing, have seen home prices increase in recent years, and are still "cheap" for Utah with the following caveats:

So of the 0 cities and towns in Utah, only 88 places made it through our initial filters to even be considered.

We then ranked each place from 1 to 88 for the criteria mentioned above with 1 being the best for that criteria. We averaged the rankings to create a "best place to buy" index with the place having the lowest index being the best. You can download the data here.

Turns out that Perry is the best potential gem in the not-so-rough in the Beehive State.

Read on for more on these places.

Summary: The Best Places To Purchase A House In Utah for 2022

There's our analysis of the best places to buy a house in Utah. And, to be clear, we aren't necessarily saying these places are the best places to live, just that it looks like they might be in a couple of years based on the data.

In fact, every place in the following table meets our criteria, so even though it may not look super long, remember we started off with all 0 places in the state.

So if we'd could rent or buy in these cities, we'd definitely buy.

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Home Prices By City In Utah

City Rank Median Home Price Population Change Home Price Increase
Perry 1 $286,500 2.4% 6.9%
Midway 2 $536,800 3.5% 19.6%
Moab 3 $235,200 0.7% -1.1%
Sunset 4 $181,800 0.6% 9.1%
West Bountiful 5 $342,600 1.7% 8.9%
Nephi 6 $254,200 3.3% 17.9%
Fruit Heights 7 $436,400 0.5% 10.2%
Harrisville 8 $259,300 2.0% 16.3%
Nibley 9 $273,600 2.6% 4.1%
Enoch 10 $226,500 4.5% 8.5%
Roosevelt 11 $198,800 0.5% -0.4%
Plain City 12 $375,000 4.3% 24.4%
Farr West 13 $325,700 2.5% 11.2%
Ephraim 14 $250,200 1.7% 14.2%
South Weber 15 $362,700 3.4% 7.4%
Providence 16 $322,300 4.4% 14.3%
Richfield 17 $178,500 1.1% -1.3%
Santa Clara 18 $340,000 5.0% 7.9%
Price 19 $144,300 0.5% -0.3%
Salem 20 $362,600 3.8% 9.2%
Hyrum 21 $221,900 2.3% 16.7%
Park City 22 $1,096,400 1.1% 5.9%
Vineyard 23 $420,000 21.5% 1.7%
Riverdale 24 $230,100 0.8% 11.2%
Hooper 25 $334,200 2.4% 1.2%
Tremonton 26 $209,700 2.9% 9.3%
Ivins 27 $349,600 4.7% 11.9%
Washington Terrace 28 $216,700 0.2% 25.4%
Cedar Hills 29 $396,000 -0.2% 6.7%
Mapleton 30 $461,600 4.0% 7.4%
Vernal 31 $164,500 -1.2% -1.1%
Pleasant View 32 $343,500 2.9% 6.2%
Alpine 33 $625,800 0.3% 9.9%
West Point 34 $302,400 2.0% 18.8%
North Logan 35 $304,400 2.5% 10.7%
Lindon 36 $430,700 1.5% 7.4%
Woods Cross 37 $299,500 0.7% 11.5%
Grantsville 38 $274,200 4.2% 7.7%
Smithfield 39 $250,300 2.6% 5.6%
Santaquin 40 $283,000 5.1% 12.5%
Bluffdale 41 $482,100 10.4% -0.7%
West Haven 42 $352,800 8.9% 16.9%
Heber 43 $363,700 4.2% 4.5%
South Ogden 44 $225,600 0.1% 5.5%
Centerville 45 $349,400 0.7% 8.6%
Hurricane 46 $261,100 5.2% 9.3%
Highland 47 $599,700 1.5% 7.2%
Brigham City 48 $197,500 1.0% 8.8%
North Ogden 49 $299,900 2.8% 13.7%
Payson 50 $250,700 1.7% 8.5%
North Salt Lake 51 $338,400 1.6% 11.6%
Clinton 52 $267,400 1.4% 9.9%
Farmington 53 $419,700 2.5% 8.6%
South Salt Lake 54 $248,400 0.4% 9.9%
Washington 55 $330,700 6.1% 13.3%
Syracuse 56 $340,900 3.5% 7.8%
Holladay 57 $481,100 -0.6% 8.6%
Saratoga Springs 58 $365,400 7.2% 7.2%
Clearfield 59 $222,300 0.8% 14.4%
American Fork 60 $322,500 4.1% 12.4%
Kaysville 61 $368,700 1.5% 8.6%
Springville 62 $290,900 0.9% 11.8%
Cedar City 63 $227,500 4.2% 5.4%
Midvale 64 $285,200 1.2% 9.1%
Cottonwood Heights 65 $402,100 -0.5% 5.0%
Tooele 66 $212,400 2.3% 8.8%
Eagle Mountain 67 $317,500 9.3% 13.1%
Pleasant Grove 68 $324,100 0.2% 9.2%
Roy 69 $222,900 0.5% 16.2%
Spanish Fork 70 $300,600 1.8% 9.9%
Riverton 71 $375,900 1.3% 7.5%
Bountiful 72 $343,900 0.2% 8.7%
Herriman 73 $414,600 12.6% 10.5%
Draper 74 $517,100 1.2% 10.3%
Murray 75 $313,800 -0.3% 9.3%
Logan 76 $216,200 0.8% 8.9%
Taylorsville 77 $263,800 -0.4% 10.2%
Lehi 78 $378,300 4.6% 7.1%
South Jordan 79 $430,300 3.5% 6.1%
Layton 80 $285,100 1.4% 9.5%
Ogden 81 $195,600 0.4% 15.0%
St. George 82 $302,300 3.2% 5.7%
Sandy 83 $375,800 0.0% 5.4%
Orem 84 $296,900 1.2% 9.2%
West Jordan 85 $316,600 0.9% 11.4%
Provo 86 $298,000 0.4% 9.8%
West Valley City 87 $242,500 -0.3% 10.5%
Salt Lake City 88 $346,100 1.2% 10.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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