welcome to the beehive state
I moved to Utah in 1991 from a really big urban city. Moving when you're in high school is never a good time to move and adjusting to a very abrupt culture change wasn't easy. In the close to three decades I've called Utah home, there's no other place that holds so many life changing memories for me.
With a population of over 3 million people - a number that continues to grow every single day - Utah's Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front (north-central part of the state), which contains 2.5 million people and Washington County in Southern Utah with the remaining mass.
Home to Top Tier Universities like Brigham Young University, The University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Utah State University, education is a center attraction to living here. As a graduate of the University of Utah, I can share that it's one of the world's best medical schools, and my husband Damian (a BYU Alumn) loves his Cougars something fierce.
Tech phenom's like Adobe, Workfront, Qualtrics, Ebay and Vivint, just to name a few have changed both the landscape and faces of people that live here.
Some of the things I most love about living in Utah are the variety of seasons we enjoy, the beautiful mountains that surround me, the easy access to running trails and the gorgeous canyons that are within a short drive.
Home to the Utah Jazz and REAL Salt Lake, as well as two very competitive collegiate football and basketball teams, great dining options and shopping, life in Utah is welcoming.
It may not come as a surprise to you that approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences the culture and daily life. The LDS Church's world headquarters are located in Salt Lake City. Mormons are pretty great people. They love to serve, they're neighborly and hold strong family values.
I like living in Utah and know you will too.