Posted in Utah October 07, 2015 by Catherine Rees
Move to These 14 Towns in Utah if You Want to Get Away From it All
has listed 5 Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area Towns. This is a great honor to be recognized, of course Director, Monte Bona sates that, “I think that each one of our communities should be recognized as outstanding towns to raise your child or retire. These are just wonderful areas with even better citizens.”
If you live in one of Utah’s larger cities, you might dream of moving somewhere far away from other people. Our state has lots of small, rural towns that offer a much quieter, peaceful existence. Of course, job opportunities, shopping and entertainment are much harder to come by in these little towns. But that’s the point, isn’t it?
Fairview was founded in 1859; many historic buildings are still preserved in the town. Around 1,200 people call Fairview home. Sheep ranching is one of the main industries, so if you’re looking for a pastoral setting, this might be your spot!
Fountain Green, in Sanpete County, is another community where sheep ranching is prevalent. The community’s Lamb Days celebration is popular. This little town has only about 1,100 people.
For a truly tiny town experience, Bicknell is it! The population for the 2010 census was only 327. Bicknell is perfect for those who love Utah’s outdoor splendor: it’s near Fish Lake National Forest, Dixie National Forest and Capitol Reef National Park.
Kanab has a population of around 4,400 people. It’s near Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon and Zions National Park, and is home to Best Friends Animal Society. Kanab has a vibrant population of people from all walks of life.
Manti is well-known in Utah for its LDS Temple and the two-week-long Mormon Miracle Pageant held there each year. It’s a quiet, pretty little town of about 3,300 residents.
These are just a few of the many wonderful, rural towns in Utah! If you could run away to a small town in our state, where would you go?
Thanks you Catherine Rees for recognizing our local communities in the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area.