The 10 Best Places To Retire In Utah For 2021


We analyzed over 37 places in Utah to identify the ones that offer the most to retirees.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best places to retire in Utah.

Hey Utahns, if it's time to hang up your hat and start purchasing Colonial Penn, then HomeSnacks's list of the top ten places to retire in Utah for 2021 is meant for you.

However, before we divulge The Beehive State's best of the best places to retire, we need to tell you how we calculated our list. First, we looked at 37 Utah cities with at least 10,000 residents. To narrow down our list even further, we looked at the things that most retirees would consider "non-negotiables." And those are: affordable housing and/or rent, how close a place is to an international airport, and amenities that promote rest and relaxation...you are, afterall, retired.

That's right, so after you take a stroll through our list below, get out there and enjoy the great things that Utah has to offer to its 65 and older crowd. Like, world class skiing in Park City, a Denny's on every corner in Salt Lake City, and great places to sip wine, relax, and take in Utah's famous sunsets in Logan.

But what you shouldn't do is wait one more second to 'pull the chute' on a move to one of Utah's best places to retire: the state is currently one of the fastest growing state in the country, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down.

So, want to know where you can expect to find safe, reliable, fun places to retire in Utah? Keep reading.

Why did Kaysville take the top spot? And where are Provo and West Jordan?

And, folks, since we shouldn't trust just anyone or any place to keep the country's retirees entertained, healthy, and safe, we're happy to report that Utah is one of the safest states in the country. More importantly, the number one best place to retire in Utah has not only conquered Utah's safety game, it scored a perfect 10/10 on our SnackAbility scale.

So, where's the best place to retire in Utah for 2021? Well, according to the latest data, that would be Kaysville.

To see a list of the other places that made this Utah list, take a look below. And since you're retired, take an extra second to look at Utah's most dangerous places so you don't accidentally get yourself in a pickle.

For more Utah state reading:

The 10 Best Places To Retire In Utah For 2021

Kaysville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 31,494
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Rent: $948
Distance to Closest Airport: 16 miles
More on Kaysville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bountiful, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 43,901
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Rent: $1,071
Distance to Closest Airport: 8 miles
More on Bountiful: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,847
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Rent: $1,178
Distance to Closest Airport: 14 miles
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grantsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,021
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Rent: $862
Distance to Closest Airport: 29 miles
More on Grantsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ogden, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 86,833
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Rent: $818
Distance to Closest Airport: 30 miles
More on Ogden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Ogden, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,063
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Rent: $963
Distance to Closest Airport: 26 miles
More on South Ogden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Ogden, UT

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 19,392
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 8)
Median Rent: $988
Distance to Closest Airport: 36 miles
More on North Ogden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,404
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 10)
Median Rent: $1,157
Distance to Closest Airport: 10 miles
More on Centerville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Jordan, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 114,138
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Rent: $1,234
Distance to Closest Airport: 12 miles
More on West Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. George, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,500
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Rent: $992
Distance to Closest Airport: 111 miles
More on St. George: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Beehive State for 2021

To create our list of the best places in Utah to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Beehive State -- 322 cities and towns.

We then narrowed it down to places with at least 10,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 37 places from across the state.

For these 37, we looked at the following criteria taken from the Census, the FBI's Crime Report, National Weather Service, and OpenFlights:

  • Low cost of living as measured by rent
  • Low crime
  • Things to do (Museums, Colleges, and Libraries in town)
  • Nice weather
  • Distance to the closest international airport
  • Other retirees (High median age)

We then ranked each of these places for each criteria from one to 37, with the lowest number being the best.

Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Kaysville, with the lowest average rank was crowned the best of the best, a place for you to start your second careers. You can download the data here.

Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In Utah Yet...

So there you have it, the best place to retire in Utah goes to Kaysville.

If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:

  1. Washington
  2. Heber
  3. Saratoga Springs

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Where Are The Best Places To Retire In Utah?

Rank City Population Median Rent
1 Kaysville 31,494 $948
2 Bountiful 43,901 $1,071
3 Farmington 23,847 $1,178
4 Grantsville 11,021 $862
5 Ogden 86,833 $818
6 South Ogden 17,063 $963
7 North Ogden 19,392 $988
8 Centerville 17,404 $1,157
9 West Jordan 114,138 $1,234
10 St. George 84,500 $992

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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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