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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Highland is a suburb of Salt Lake City with a population of 17,952. Highland is in Utah County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Highland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Highland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Highland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Highland are above average.
About Highland...
Population
17,952

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$497,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,750
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Highland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    25%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Highland

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$128,938
National
$55,322
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Highland Reviews

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Highland is a great place to live. The cost of housing is high, however. But the neighborhoods are safe and quiet, very family friendly, and are well established. There are a lot of options for outdoor activities within a few minutes of Highland. You have American Fork canyon, which gives you access to hiking trails in the back country and Mt. Timpanogos, the Alpine Loop, which connects to Provo Canyon, and many other options from Thanksgiving Point in nearby Lehi to easy access to some of the trailheads for Lone Peak. If you have to commute to Lehi or Draper, the drive time is quite fast - you can reach Draper in 15 minutes, and Thanksgiving Point in 5-10 minutes, depending on where you are coming from in Highland. Overall, it is a great place to live!
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I love Highland City, everyone is so friendly and kind to each other. The Real Estate Market is booming here more houses are popping up each day, the issue with that though is that houses are very expensive right now. The market should crash and lower cost but till then it will just go up.

Cause the house prices are so high, and because it's in Utah, there is not a lot of diversity, only the wealthy white can afford the crazy house prices, but saying that some areas of highland aren't as expensive, like the area I live in, so there is some diversity but not a lot. But overall, I love living in Highland.
Highland City, Utah, is centered on family. While this takes away from night life, the City Council and other areas of the community plan frequent activities to involve residents of all ages. As a previous member of the Highland Youth City Council, I participated first hand in planning and carrying out contests, reading programs, summer activities, drives, and other events for members of the society. The schools in Highland are ranked some of the highest in the state, and have wonderful teachers. Healthy lifestyles are also supported by the exercise venues and access to running and biking trails throughout the city. In close vicinity to trax and bus stops, commutes become easy to get to Salt Lake City. However, taxes to live in Highland are fairly expensive. If living expenses decreased, Highland would become even greater.