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Sanpete County Real Estate

Sanpete County Real Estate

Sanpete County has a population of over 30,000 and takes its name from Sanitch, a Ute Indian chief. The county seat is Manti although the largest city in the area is Ephraim.

Sanpete County Real Estate History

Sanpete was originally inhabited by the Fremont people and evidence of their agriculture is still visible in the form of mounds. The county was also a winter base for the Ute Indian chief Wakara, who adopted horses and plains culture and eventually enslaved the local San Pitch Indians, who used the area for hunting.

Wakara invited settlements from Mormons in the 1800’s, although went to war with them in 1853 and caused many of the settlements to be abandoned. The later Black Hawk War brought further problems to the settlers of Sanpete County. The first of the Mormon settlers arrived here in 1849 and settled Manti, which peaked in population over 100 years ago and declined until the 70’s.

Today, much of the economy is still centered in agriculture and raising turkeys. Snow College in Ephraim is also very important to the local economy of Sanpete County.

Popular Cities

  • Manti
  • Ephraim

Sanpete County Real Estate Attractions

San Pete County contains parts of three national forests: Fishlake, Manti-La Sal and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache. There’s plenty to do in the area, including snowkiting, snowmobiling, ATV trails, fishing, camping and rock climbing.

Major Influences of Sanpete County

A great deal of the economy in Sanpete revolves around turkey ranching and agriculture, although small businesses, government and Snow College also supply a great deal of the jobs in the area. The area also enjoys a low cost of living, which makes it appealing to retirees and families.

Grants and Down Payment Assistance

Many people interested in buying property in Sanpete County can take advantage of the HomeStart program, a government grant that can triple the money you’ve already saved for a down payment. The USDA Rural Housing and Utah Housing Corp programs are also very popular here as both provide 100% financing on a home loan.

Sanpete County Real Estate Experts

Are you thinking about buying or selling property in Sanpete County? Contact the experienced Sanpete County realtors at Red Sign today! We’d love to tell you more about the great opportunities in the area and help you get the best possible price.