10 Reasons To Live in Eagle Mountain, Utah
It seems like now that we’re all in and out and back into quarantine, there is a strong urge to move. People are leaving their jobs, leaving big cities, and some are even leaving their former lives behind and reinventing themselves completely. The forced isolation brings a need for some kind of motion to the surface.
If you’re one of those who feels the need for a significant change in your life and you think it may be time to move from where you are to somewhere better, more open with better scenery or nightlife, then this article is one you need to read.
What Are You Seeking
The pandemic has made most of us really examine our living situation, take stock of what we have and what we really need or want. If you’re just looking for a bigger apartment, plenty is available in your current city. But, if you’re looking to move out of the city and into something more spacious and pastoral, may we suggest Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Peace, quiet, nature, community. If those are items on your checklist, dreams you talk about together as you plan your new home, they are things that you can achieve. Sure, they’re dreams, the great what-ifs of life. There’s no way you can get everything on that list; you know that. That list is the “in a perfect world” list. You’ve resigned yourself to accept compromise as long as you can get the near-perfect home of your dreams.
The thing is, you don’t have to settle or compromise. Take those ideas on your “If only” list and bring them to where they can become a reality. Bring them to Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Why Eagle Mountian
There is a lot to love about Eagle Mountian, from activities to open skies, growth, and community. It’s a great place to start a family or just spread out in open land. Here are ten reasons, in no particular order, to take a serious look at Eagle Mountian if you’re moving to Utah or moving around in Utah.
Eagle Mountain is not a big city, so the cost of living is lower. There is a lot of land available and that land, compared to other cities in Utah, is cheap. Also, houses are more affordable to build and, because the area is so new to development, if you buy an existing home, it’s still going to be fairly new. In Eagle Mountian, land and home prices are lower than anywhere else in the state. That’s value.
2 Like New
Eagle Mountain wasn’t incorporated until 1996, so much of the town is still very new. New shops, schools, and homes are starting to spring up. Eagle Mountain is the third-largest city geographically in the State of Utah and is still growing. There is land to be had, and opportunity abounds in this relatively new town.
3 Future Growth
This town started with 250 residents and reached 45,000 by the end of 2020, and it is still growing. Future growth means that your home’s equity will accrue quickly if you buy or build a house in Eagle Mountain. Also, big companies are planning on setting up shop in Eagle Mountain. Facebook will set up an office there and Tyson Foods, so some serious chicken is happening soon.
The median income in Eagle Mountain is higher than the national average. Yup, it’s true; if you look at the stats, the national average median income is $40,000, but in Eagle Mountain, it’s $50,000. That number speaks to earning potential and growth potential—both admirable assets to have in your hometown.
5 Feels Small
Eagle Mountain may be the third-largest city in Utah, but it still has a very small-town feeling. There is a lot of land designated for ranching and farming, so there’s uncluttered and open space; this space is filled with communities and neighborhoods that are welcoming and friendly. You can really get to know your neighbors in Eagle Mountian better than you can in bigger cities. A large town with a pleasant, small-town feeling.
6 The Stars
We’re not talking about those Hollywood stars that show up to be seen at Sundance; we’re talking about the actual heavenly bodies. Since there is still a lot of open land in Eagle Mountain, you don’t get as much light pollution as you have in other cities. This means the nights are dark, and the stars are brilliantly visible in the night’s sky. Beautiful, awe-inspiring, romantic, take your pick. Are the stars out tonight? They are in Eagle Mountain.
Whether you’re thinking about your kids, older folks, or families or just walking down the street, you’re not going to have to worry about crime very much in Eagle Mountain. The crime rate for both violent and property crime combined sits at eight per one thousand people. That puts Eagle Mountain at a lower crime rate than 65% of American communities. The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eagle Mountain is one in one hundred and twenty-five. Eagle Mountain also boasts a 72% lower crime rate than other cities and towns in the state of Utah.
8 Clean Air
For those who live in Utah, you know all about the inversion. For those unfamiliar, here’s a quick rundown. In a city like Salt Lake, the air in the valley is filled with vehicle exhaust, factory smog, cow farts, and other clean air enemies. Sometimes this air gets trapped between the valley and the mountains and what occurs is a thick blanket of foul-smelling, noxious air that can hang around for weeks waiting for a storm to blow it all out. At times, the air in areas of Utah is considered the worst in the world due to inversion.
Eagle Mountain sits about 5000 feet above seas level and above inversion level. People in Salt Lake City escape to places like Eagle Mountain to escape the inversion. The air in Eagle Mountain is clear and beautiful year-round.
There is an incredibly strong sense of community in Eagle Mountain. People genuinely care about each other and look after each other here. There are always family-friendly activities and events planned, and everyone is welcome to particulate. But, these are caring, respectful people. They aren’t going to get nosey about your business, and no one is going to force you to participate. You do you in Eagle Mountain, and if that means joining in with the community, then all the better for you because there is much to join in on.
10 Outdoor Activities
When most people think of Utah, they think of the great outdoors. Well, Eagle Mountain does not disappoint; this town is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The city has over 40 parks and hiking trails from .8 miles to 19 miles and beyond. Access to ski country is simple, and you can hike, bike, walk, run, enjoy a park splash pad or just throw out a blanket and have a picnic. There is space to do it all.
We love to give you more than you asked for, so there are your ten reasons to move to Eagle Mountain, and here is a fun and exciting bonus reason.
Usually, a state fair isn’t a good reason to move someplace, but what happens yearly in Eagle Mountain isn’t a state fair; it’s something unique.
We’re talking about Pony Express Days, a very big celebration in Eagle Mountain.
In late May or early June, the people in Eagle Mountain gather to celebrate a piece of our American history. Once upon a time, the original Pony Express passed through the area, which is now Eagle Mountain.
Why is this cause for a grand celebration? Well, riders would regularly cover more than 1,800 miles in 10 days. From St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before. It was in operation for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861, but the Pony Express has become synonymous with the Old West.
The Old West is an enduring symbol of American courage and determination, a need to expand and push our boundaries to explore all that was and still is possible in this great country. They were boys riding fast and hard to deliver letters, but they symbolized more than that. Their spirit lives on, and that’s what Pony Express days in Eagle Mountain are all about. A spirit of discovery, adventure, and a history of what defines America.
Eagle Mountain’s Pony Express days are not a state fair; they are a celebration of America, which is a land of community and opportunity, a land of possibility, and a land where you can dream it, and it can become a reality.
Revere Homes Builds Eagle Mountain
If you’ve read this far and you’re thinking, why don’t I live in Eagle Mountain, I wonder what it would be like to build a house there, wonder no more.
The folks at Revere Homes have been building and developing Eagle Mountain for decades; they know the area, the communities, and the abundant opportunities this wonderful town has to offer, they have the inside track.
These ten plus one reasons to live in Eagle Mountain are just an amuse-bouche meant to whet your appetite and get you thinking about a place you may never have considered before. We suggest that you talk to the experts at Revere Homes and find out more about building or buying a home in this delightful town.
Revere Homes has decades of experience and hard-won expertise in Eagle Mountain, and they’d be happy to tell you more about the area and help you find your new home in a wonderful town.