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4 Tips for Buying Land in Utah
by Laura Mueller
The Beehive State is growing. People are flocking to Utah to take advantage of its picturesque views and copious amounts of land for sale. And with land averaging out at around just $5,000 an acre read more…
When legendary movie director John Ford wanted to shoot on location in a place that would exemplify the American West he came to Monument Valley, Utah. His first movie in this land of isolated buttes and exquisitely carved rock formations in 1939 was Stagecoach and it made a star of a B-movie actor named John Wayne.
Utah is known world-wide for its arresting terrain; it has spawned five distinctly different national parks – Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches, Zion and Bryce – known collectively as the Mighty 5. More than 70 percent of Utah land is government owned and land purchased here is likely to butt up against some of it. Every Utah county contains some national forest.
Residents of the Beehive State are among the nation’s most active, from biking the slickrock formations of Moab in northeast Utah to exploring the slot canyons of the southern part of the state. The Wasatch Mountains have spawned some of the most popular ski resorts in the country, especially since Park City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Few world-class runs are located closer to an international airport than Utah’s are to Salt Lake City.
While visitors come to Utah to play, landowners come to settle in a state that consistently ranks high in polls of the “best places to live.” One of the fastest growing areas in recent years has been Washington County, the desert land of the state’s southwest corner. Less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas, Washington County is home to the Dixie National Forest, Zion National Park and the main town of St. George.
Lake Powell in southern Utah is 186 miles long and sports 2,000 miles of shoreline property. The lake is one of America’s top houseboating destinations – there are 96 major canyon formations to explore while drifting on Lake Powell.