New Harmony, Utah

A New Home In New Harmony, Utah 

Originally developed as orchards and farmland, New Harmony, Utah is now a peaceful, small town in Iron County with just over 200 residents. Within the population, you’ll find retirees, commuters, and snowbirds, who stay during the summer and escape to warmer climates in the winter. Whatever type you fit into, you’ll fit in at New Harmony, which has a close-knit, welcoming community. After all, peace and harmony have been instilled in the townsfolk since the town was settled and named. If you’re thinking of moving to New Harmony, here’s what you can expect when building a dream home – and life – there.


Living In New Harmony, Utah

New Harmony is a quiet town with very little to distract you from life’s most basic, simple pleasures. It’s a place to escape the hustle and bustle – the closest place to grab a few necessities is a gas station that’s 5 miles from town. While people move to New Harmony for the scenery, simplicity, and community, many residents may find their way to nearby cities during the day for work and play, returning to their protected, peaceful, and comfortable environment time and time again. Here’s what you can expect when your move into the enchanting little town of New Harmony.


Because it’s such a small town, New Harmony has a strong, close-knit community, where neighbors help neighbors. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to knock and each other’s doors in search of a cup of milk or some other ingredient they’ve run out of. You’ll gain a whole new extended family when you move to New Harmony, where everyone knows one another and often gather at the local post office to catch up on each other’s lives.

Natural Surroundings and Friendly Wildlife

Thousands of cedar trees are sprinkled about New Harmony, which features stunning views of the Pine Valley Mountain and the Kolob Canyons in Zion National Park. Farmlands fill the town, so cattle and horses are a common site – but that’s not the only wildlife you’ll see. According to the city, deer and other wildlife feel so comfortable around residents, that they’ll often be seen roaming the streets most evenings. 

View through Kolob Canyon in Zion National Park with lush green meadow and red rock cliffsView through the red cliffs of Kolob Canyon in Zion National Park

Fall Celebrations

When the air turns crisp, residents of New Harmony and surrounding areas know it’s about time for the much-anticipated Apple Festival and Fall Harvest. Happening on the second Saturday of October each year, the fest is an annual fundraiser for the town’s volunteer fire department. The event is free to attend and includes live music, food trucks, games, mechanical bull riding, and fire safety demonstrations throughout the day. And, of course, the Apple Fest wouldn’t be complete without the beloved New Harmony apples. 

White blossom flower of an apple tree in New Harmony, UtahApple tree blooming in New Harmony, Utah

Nearby City Resources 

While there are some local businesses in New Harmony, you’ll have to venture out of the town for shopping, entertainment, and dining. Luckily, there are several cities nearby that include all of that and much more. Just 10 miles away is another small town, Kanarraville, which features a snackery, boutique hotel, restaurant, and antique shop. For even more amenities and things to do, drive 25 minutes northeast to Cedar City, Iron County’s largest city. The city is home to a slew of restaurants featuring international and homegrown cuisines – from Thai, Mexican and Indian meals to made-from-scratch dishes from local farms. You’ll also find museums, art galleries, and a downtown area filled with unique shops and coffee houses. If you’re looking for entertainment, Cedar City has it. Known as Festival City, USA, the area hosts numerous festivals each month, ranging from heritage and folklife festivals to music, film, and flower festivals. There’s also the annual Festival of Homes which is a beloved community event offering a superior display of building craftsmanship. Home show entries exemplify the highest quality in design, building technology, landscaping, and interior design.

Adventure Just Outside New Harmony Borders

While residents enjoy the serenity of their small town, those who love adventure can find it just outside New Harmony. The town is less than two hours away from both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. It’s also less than an hour away from Brian Head, home to the popular Brian Head Resort. Offering fun for every season, the resort includes ski hills, tubing parks, zip-lining, and mountain biking trails.

Aerial view of snow covered red rocks at Brian Head, Utah The snow-covered red rock forest canyon of Brian Head, Utah

For something a little closer, return to Kanarraville for some great hiking. Explore the wildly popular Kanarra Falls, make your way through the Kanarra Creek Slot Canyon, and traverse more than 40 different local hiking, biking, and ATV trails that range in difficulty from easy to moderate or strenuous.

Can’t Find Your Dream Home For Sale In New Harmony? Choice Builders can Build It.  

Due to the small size and population of the town, it may be difficult to find the right house among the available homes for sale in New Harmony. That’s when the right custom home builder can ensure your dreams of living in New Harmony come true. When building a custom home, it’s important to choose a builder that understands the lifestyle of the area and can address your wants and needs. Experience and reliability matter, too. 

Choice Builders is a design-build firm that has been in the business of building custom homes for more than 30 years. As a member of the Iron County Home Builders Association, the Home Builders Association of Utah, and the National Association of Home Builders, our businesses, services, and products are held to the highest standards. You’ll see that through the entire process of building your home with us. Our 5-step design-build process includes:

  1. A complimentary consultation
  2. A detailed design of the home
  3. Permit pulling and guidance through important decision-making 
  4. The construction of your home
  5. The final walk-through of the home

While all this takes place, you’ll have 24/7 access to your financial information, project selections, and updates to the construction. This is done through our unique online portal, which provides progress pictures, job logs, and schedules that keep you updated throughout the project and allow you to make changes quickly. Clear and consistent communication is just one of the ways we stand out from other home builders in the area. To see the quality of work in the homes we build, browse through our portfolio of custom homes

When you’re ready to make New Harmony, Utah your new home, Choice Builders can help with the building process. Contact us today to get started.


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