Salt Lake City Utah Real Estate Blog

What Amenities Do You Want in Your New Utah Home?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lifestyle amenities are making headlines in real estate right now. For buyers looking to move into the SALT LAKE CITY area, finding a home with the right lifestyle fit is becoming more of a priority. In fact, with Americans becoming increasingly obese, especially children, families are looking for a home that is close to things they can do to promote family wellness.

If you're planning to buy a home in LEHI, OREM, or MURRAY, talk to your real estate agent about the lifestyle your family has. Do you like to be outside? Are parks a must-have? What about trails? Or safe walking paths? If you're concerned about keeping things "green", you'll want to look for a home in an area that has a multi-modal transportation system – meaning you can spend less time in your car, and still get to work, into downtown and anywhere else you and your family may want to roam.

The home buying process can be stressful, but it will help to have a sense of what you're looking for before you start searching areas. If you like to have access to playgrounds, areas like COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS and ALPINE are great for that. For a suburban feel with easy access to city life, HERRIMAN may be your ideal place.

Some families prioritize a big yard, or being a certain distance from neighbors, the freedom to plant a garden or raise a few animals. Others like to be able to enjoy community parks and pools, get a bite to eat and ride the train home. Whatever your lifestyle, there's a UTAH home for you. Talk to your real estate agent about what is the most important to you so the homes you look at will be a match for your lifestyle preferences.