Vineyard is a small city in Northern Utah. Located just outside Provo and south of Salt Lake City, its proximity to both major metro areas has made it a popular retirement destination. Besides this, homebuyers seeking a community with abundant outdoor recreation and four distinct seasons will appreciate all Vineyard has to offer.
Climate & Geography
Vineyard experiences a mix of a humid subtropical climate and a humid continental climate. Summers can be very hot and dry, and winters are cold with frequent snow. Residents can expect over 200 sunny days each year.
Utah Lake makes up Vineyard's western border. The region between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Range to the east is a hilly valley.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Residents looking for outdoor recreation can choose from six state and local parks, which are ideal outings for hiking, camping, biking, and more. Popular destinations include Vineyard Grove Park, Battle Creek Trail, and Vineyard Beach.
There are several local eateries and shops in Vineyard, but residents who want even more entertainment and shopping can head to The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo and University Place in Orem. Additionally, Vineyard is only 45 minutes from the attractions of Salt Lake City.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Vineyard is higher than the national average because of high housing costs. Other factors, including groceries, utilities, and transportation, are below average.
Utah is one of the few states in the nation that taxes Social Security benefits. Most other retirement income is also subject to the state's flat rate of 4.95 percent. Property taxes in the state are low, and retirees over 66 may qualify for a property tax credit. Sales taxes are about average, and groceries are taxed at a statewide rate of 3 percent.
The Provo metro area scores very well on Gallup's Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 13 communities across the country.
There are no hospitals in Vineyard, and the closest hospital that is ranked high performing by U.S. News is Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. Intermountain Medical Center, 27 miles away in Murray, is nationally ranked.