Oct 26, 2016

Living in the Highland Utah Community

By Mia Rohn


As a small, yet vibrant community Highland, Utah offers innumerable benefits for both a lovely home and social life in the heart of the American west.


Easily accessible, at just a 30 mile drive out of Salt Lake City, Highland offers many of the amenities of proximity to a large city can provide with the comfort of a little one. Set against the foothills of the picturesque Utah mountains, the town is home to just under 18,000 people in mostly modern communities.


There are a number of natural attractions located in the Highland Utah community. It serves as the entrance to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, made up of three scenic caves that are popular hiking treks. The Timpanogos are also home to the Sundance Ski Resort, famous for its powdery slopes and as the setting for the annual Sundance Film Festival.


A number of trails wind their way through Highland, comprising a section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, which spans more than 280 miles. Golf and fishing are other popular outdoorsy activities, with a number of courses throughout town and bass and trout fishing in Highland Glen Park.


The city plays host to a number of events throughout the year, from Arbor Day celebrations, to Easter egg hunts, spring cleans, fishing programs, and Christmas crafts. Every year Highland celebrates its founding with the Highland Fling, complete with fireworks, an art show, movies in the park, a parade, a fun run, entertainment and other events geared toward the whole family.


As such, Highland is a children-friendly community, with a population of young families. There are five lush green parks for dog-walking, running and playing in. The Alpine Public School District serves Highland with two primary schools and one junior/middle high and high school. There are plenty of private education options as well with 18 private elementary, 15 private junior/middle and 16 private high schools all catering to the area.


Crime and unemployment rates in the Highland Utah community are well below the United States’ average, while median household income and per capita earnings are slightly above. 


A healthy assortment of restaurants, shopping centers and gyms provide various conveniences for the city's size. 


To accommodate the desirable, peaceful surroundings, Highland Utah real estate is comparably enticing. The average median home price in Highland is just over $400,000, primarily concentrated in single family homes. Occupancy levels hover at just under 97%, pointing to a robust sales and rental environment. 


Highland Utah homes for sale currently are mainly new builds of two stories with a basement, clustered in master built communities. Country French Estates and Dry Creek Highlands are two of the city’s most desirable locations. With homes on more than half an acre lots, ranging from $600,000 to just under $1 million, Country French Estates offers some attractive custom rambler and multi-level Highland Utah houses with mountain views near to local golfing and leisure activities. Dry Creek Highlands have single family homes from $500,000 on 1/3 to one acre property that border a nature conservatory, parks and equestrian trails.


Beacon Hill is another new neighborhood in the Highland Utah community with two-story and rambler style homes in the lower $400,000s with open views and community amenities like a neighborhood park. Aspen Hollow, a similar master planned community offers Highland Utah homes from the $300s. One of the hottest selling new developments is Skye Estates, located within an area of prime mountain and valley views clustered around a neighborhood pool and clubhouse. Houses affordably start in the $300's, making this Highland Utah real estate an ideal family or starter home option.


Luxurious yet cost sensitive housing options, gorgeous natural views, a wide range of community services, park and entertainment options, low crime rates, good schools and easy access to transport links make Highland a charming city. It’s a prime place to invest in real estate for growing young families through its numerous benefits for comfortable living, opportunity for future growth and return on investment. With all its human and natural endowments, Highland Utah seems to be a perfect destination, not only for the adventure-loving tourists looking for some sight-seeing experience but also, and more importantly, the real estate mogul seeking to spread his wings.

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