Appearing frequently on our Best Places list is Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah that has managed to maintain the feel of a tight-knit town throughout its growth and evolution.
Salt Lake City is known for its affordability and outdoor attractions like spacious parks, national forests and ski resorts. Three high-rated hospitals serve the community, along with academic options like the University of Utah. SLC is regarded as the industrial banking center of America, which helps keep the economy here strong. A growing creative class helps Salt Lake City's cultural scene thrive, with a constant stream of events, concerts and festivals.
The city also earned a spot on Livability.com’s list of 10 Best Places to Retire this year, proving it's a great place to live for all ages.