If you’re looking for outdoor recreation any time of the year, Utah is the place. If you’re looking for a community of sports fans who show up for their teams, Utah is the place. If you’re looking for a state that offers both small town living and big city entertainment, Utah is the place. The Beehive State is alive with culture, history and friendly people.

Employment Opportunities

Utah is headquarters for Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Intermountain Healthcare, Autoliv, Associated Food Stores, Frito-Lay, SkyWest Airlines and more, giving residents ample opportunities for good employment. Utahans who want a smaller work environment can find employment working for one of the thousands of entrepreneurs and other small businesses around the state.

Outdoor Recreation

Someone who enjoys visiting wildlife areas, specifically national parks, will love living in Utah. With local access to 13 national parks, Utahans enjoy the economic benefits of tourism as much as they enjoy visiting the parks. The Rocky Mountains and the Uinta Mountains run through Utah, offering ample opportunities for hiking, camping, river rafting, rock climbing, hunting, and other popular outdoor recreational activities.

If winter recreation is something you’re looking forward to, Utah has ski resorts all over the state. Deer Valley, Powder Mountain, Beaver Mountain, Brian Head, and Snowbasin are just a start. Many of these ski resorts offer options in terms of summer hiking and recreation as well, so you can enjoy their majestic views all year round.

Sports and Entertainment

If you love sports, you’ll love all that Utah has to offer. Utahans really show up for their teams, showing pride for both college and professional sports. Check out Utah Jazz basketball games, enjoy a season watching Real Salt Lake soccer or get excited at a Salt Lake Bees baseball game.

Utah has nothing short of awesome entertainment as well. Music thrives in the Beehive State with Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons and American Idol’s David Archuleta as some of the most notable homegrown artists. Looking for a theatrical experience? Check out the Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, the Hale Center Theater in Sandy or the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan. The Sundance Film Festival and Utah Shakespeare Festival are also must-attend events for everyone living in the state.

Neighborhoods and Communities

Utah has an overall comfortable feel when it comes to neighborhoods and communities. As a largely religious state, residents are big on family and relationships so there are always plenty of community events being held whether you settle in a small town or the big city.