Best of the Beehive

Best of the Beehive 2023: Utah is the Nerdiest State

Utah is ranked as the nerdiest state—most recently by Zippia in 2022, which looked at our super geeky internet search history—earning supporting distinctions as well, like the state that plays the most...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Supernatural Hotspots in Utah

Utah has something of a reputation for the unexplained and supernatural. Not only are our residents adept at magical thinking, but the Beehive State is reportedly home to some of the most...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Home Decor Shops in Utah

In the days where much of the shopping for home can be done from home, a place has to be pretty special to lure us outside. These home-design retailers aren’t just shops—they’re...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Startup Businesses in Utah

Utah is the most entrepreneurial state in the country, as found by a 2020 Seek Capital study. The study looked at factors like the growth of the working-age population, employment rates, business...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Outdoor Adventures for Kids

Utah is the fastest growing state because we’re the best at having kids, but it takes a little extra planning if you’re traveling with the whole family. Parent and adventure blogger Stephanie...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Digging up Dinosaurs in Utah

We even have our own raptor named after us! Just as an example of our dinosaur discovery supremacy, more than 6,000 different fossils have been found at a single dig site in...

Best of the Beehive 2023: Wasatch Faults

Some things maybe we wish we weren’t the best at. The dubious distinctions: The best at driving the worst Utah is no. 1…on QuoteWizard’s ranking of the worst drivers in the U.S. Utah drivers...

All In The Family: Young Electric Sign Company

Founded when suppliers delivered wares in wagons and folks routinely paid bills with sacks of flour or heads of cattle, few Utah businesses can boast 100 years or more of survival. Those...

Best of the Beehive 2022: Newcomer’s Edition

For Best of the Beehive 2022, we're not only highlighting the best food, shopping and fun—we’re showing off the state's best neighborhoods.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Sugar House

Sugar House was the model neighborhood: walkable, streets lined with small mom and pop shops featuring unique, offbeat and idiosyncratic merchandise and small, locally-owned cafes and bars. Since then, Sugar House has changed a lot, but the area is still a lively favorite with a signature eccentricity.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Southwest Utah

There's a reason that Southwest Utah is growing so fast (like, top of the nation fast). It’s hard to beat the year-round sun, world-class outdoor activities and—for now—relatively affordable real estate.

Best of the Beehive 2022: South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake, the little sister of Utah’s capital city, is working hard to nurture a thriving culture. Now, there are stretches of walkable blocks, enlivened by public art, boutique businesses, cool craft breweries and local distilleries. 

Best of the Beehive 2022: Park City & the Wasatch Back

Park City & the Wasatch Back is a latticework of contradictions—frequented by both ski bums living that #vanlife and the owners of million-dollar homes and condos.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Central 9th

Put this burgeoning hood in the “you’ll want to live here someday and wish you’d moved in during its painful metamorphosis” file. 

Best of the Beehive 2022: Marmalade/The Avenues

The state capitol building, with its beautiful grassy lawns and cherry trees, sits at the top of the hill. To the east is The Avenues, one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Salt Lake. To the west is the LGBT-friendly The Marmalade, one of the funkiest historic neighborhoods in Salt Lake.

Best of the Beehive 2022: Utah Valley

The second most populous county in Utah has long had a reputation for a firm focus on being the most family friendly. It’s home to a handful of historic Main Streets populated with eclectic local boutiques, a rich tradition of promoting the (PG-rated) performing arts and beautiful natural wonders in American Fork and Provo Canyons.
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