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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Cottonwood Heights is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 34,214. Cottonwood Heights is in Salt Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Cottonwood Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cottonwood Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cottonwood Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cottonwood Heights are above average.
About Cottonwood Heights...
Population
34,214

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$349,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Cottonwood Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    67
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    419
    500
  • Theft
    2,369
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cottonwood Heights

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,207
National
$55,322
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Cottonwood Heights Reviews

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I've grown up here my whole life, but am absolutely and completely frustrated with the big business mentality of my little suburb. We have the potential to be an incredible place, especially since we are at the base of one of the most visitor-attractive places, Big Cottonwood Canyon! Instead of building large buildings in our backyards, I would love to see development towards a more picturesque suburb with local businesses and restaurants flooding the scene.
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It's a beautiful area nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, and aptly described as "the city between the canyons", as it's a short ride into Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons for skiing or hiking. It's a good area to live and work, and it's extremely close to the 215 belt route which allows easy access to the University of Utah and downtown Salt Lake City. There's a recreation center, bicycle paths, and some beautiful parks sprinkled throughout the area. Additionally, the city sponsors remarkable community events, including it's crown jewel, Butlerville Days held around Pioneer Day (7/24).

Real estate is highly sought after and relatively expensive, so the area tends to lean towards upper middle class. Older neighborhoods tend toward a mixture of families with older children and older couples, while developments have a mix of everything. The population is primarily white.
Cottonwood Heights is the best place on earth! This little corner of Salt Lake Valley is blessed with the best snow on earth. There are 4 world class ski resorts within 30 minutes of the town, which make it a very desirable place for thrill-seekers and winter snow hounds. The city is very clean, with a thorough and present police force. The food is what really seals the deal as the best place on earth, because of two places: Lone Star Taqueria, which has the best fish tacos I've ever tasted, and Carl's Cafe. Their scones have changed my life for the better.