3 Communities in Lehi

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Overview 

Located in Northern Utah, Lehi is a quiet city just west of the Rocky Mountains. With plentiful hiking and camping opportunities, as well as nearby fishing and boating, Lehi is a popular destination for active adults. Besides this, residents love its active downtown complex for shopping, dining, and holiday events.

Climate & Geography 

Lehi experiences a mountain-influenced, semiarid continental climate. Summers are hot and dry with occasional cooling breezes from the mountains. Winters are typically dry and cool, although heavy snowstorms occur infrequently, resulting in several inches of accumulated snow. Residents can expect little rainfall throughout the year and about 228 days of sun.

The terrain in Lehi is mainly gently rolling hills as it is located in the foothills of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. The city also sits on the northern tip of Utah Lake.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

With a range of the Rocky Mountains just east of the city, most of the outdoor recreation in Lehi revolves around hiking. The Wasatch Range provides over 17 miles of hiking trails for both beginner and expert hikers. Popular destinations and peaks include American Fork Canyon, Mahogany Mountain, and Big Baldy. In addition, residents can fish and boat on Utah Lake.

The cultural and entertainment hub of Lehi is Thanksgiving Point, which is a large complex featuring museums, 55-acres of state gardens, restaurants, shops, and an 18-hole golf course. For more shopping, the Outlets at Traverse Mountain have brand name and designer boutiques. 

The amenities of Provo and Salt Lake City are also easily accessible as both are only a half-hour drive from Lehi.

Cost of Living & Taxes 

The cost of living in Lehi is higher than average because of housing costs. Groceries, utilities, and transportation are all below average.

Unlike most states, Utah taxes Social Security benefits as well as all other forms of retirement income at a flat rate of 5 percent. Pensions are available for a tax credit. Property taxes are very low, and there is a homestead exemption available. Sales taxes are average for the U.S.

Health Care

The Provo metro area scores very well in Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 13 communities in the U.S.

There are no hospital in Lehi. Provo has Utah Valley Hospital, which is rated high performing by U.S. News. Nearby Murray has two highly rated hospitals, including the high performing Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and the nationally ranked Intermountain Medical Center.