Best Places to Live

Salt Lake City, UT

Population: 200,567
Photo: Adam Barker

The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City houses the University of Utah and has developed a strong outdoor recreation tourism industry based primarily on skiing. While the beer-related laws in town are a little convoluted, residents and visitors have access to more than a half-dozen breweries such as Epic Brewing Co., Red Rock Brewing Co. and Uinta Brewing Co., which has an Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin and a Baba Black Lager.