My wife's entire family and a couple of my family members are scattered throughout Utah. I telecommute so we can live pretty much anywhere, empty nester's too.
We love the lake, fishing, Mountains, quiet and safe. Would like to live close to a City with decent shopping options.
Would love to hear some hear suggestions on Cities we should visit.
We just finished a cabin in the mountains west of Wanship...beautiful in the summer, deep snow in the winter. Right after we finished the cabin, I was jeepin' in St. George and saw several nice houses for sale for very good prices. Hmmmmmm....I sure was re-thinking the cabin, especially when it is nice and warm down in St George in the winter.
Morgan is a beautiful place to live, so is most of the area between Morgan, Coalville, Kamas & Heber, if you like mountains but cold winters. Moab is nice too, and everyone will want to visit you. St George has the benefits of bigger towns, but is still pretty small.
I live in Draper, a suburb south of Salt Lake, and I really like it. Nice neighborhoods, good schools, etc. I have a really short commute to work, and travel all over the state to recreate.
For something different, you may want to take a look at Utah's Dixie. National Parks, close to Las Vegas. High mountains nearby, and warm in the fall and spring. A little hot in the summer... but you can always escape to the cool of the 10,000 foot mountains within an hour.
I live in American Fork, just 30 minutes south of Salt Lake. Its a medium sized city in my mind, after coming from Simi Valley Ca. It's got every thing you need shopping wise, and if not 30 minutes north to S.L.C. I think if you are not a mormon, its a decent choice as it's relativly diverse. I find they may not show the more controversial movies, or have controversial musical groups, but again, you can go to Salt Lake and catch most all of those. I'm not ragging on the predominant religion, just think it's an important consideration. The farther south from Salt Lake the more the culture will be a consideration for those who are not used to it.