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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 rural 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
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Highland Rankings

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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

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 area, with beautiful scenery! The people are so friendly and it is a great place to live if you are married with children. People tend to be wealthier than most, which can, at times, create a pompous atmosphere. But I have truly loved living here and creating lasting friendships with kind, humble individuals.
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There is a very strong sense of community but silent judgement if you're not perfect. Schools are great and sports are extremely competitive. There are lots of jobs in the area for teens to get a good start. The graduation rates are very high and schools take pride in their students achievements. It is a very successful and wealthy area. All neighbors know each other and are very willing to help out. The competition is silent and somewhat unhealthy when adults silently one up others on their new purchases and money, trips and cars and toys. The roads are always getting re done here which is very convinent and make for a smooth and easy drive. The police are always quick to respond and we are not that far from American Fork Hospital. We have quick access to the freeway that gives a nice 20 minute drive either north to salt lake or south ish to provo.
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!