Nine years ago, Sarah Nitta, her husband, Kent, and four children left Texas to find a home — and a heaven — in Highland. Living halfway between Salt Lake City and LaVell Edwards Stadium has been ideal for the Nittas (even though Sarah is more of a UVU gal). Sarah put her love of Utah on the ballot when she ran for the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. Now from their home nestled against the mountains, the Nittas love to watch textures change from powder white to fuzzy green. Kent and Sarah are instigating their own change by starting a company geared to helping women understand financial services.

Hidden Treasure


“My family and I love going to Silver Lake Flat up American Fork Canyon. The water is shallow, and since it takes a 25-minute drive on a dirt road to get there, fewer people go. It’s especially nice because our phones don’t get a signal! We love to spend hours up there.”

Grassroots Community


“The number of entrepreneurs, politicians and lobbyists in Highland makes it unique. There’s a certain energy here because people are so passionate about what they do.”

Shop Stop


“My favorite place to shop is Dear Lizzie. It’s the perfect boutique to buy gifts for my friends and family.”

Commuter’s Dream


“Highland is a hidden treasure for commuters. It gives all the advantages of living in Utah County with a lot less commute time, going both north and south.”

Let’s Lunch


“My husband and I have lunch at Meiers Meats and Fine Foods at least once a week. They have an awesome deli and a great bakery, and the people are so friendly.”

Grabbin’ Groceries


“The best place to grocery shop is at Ridley’s. It’s like a little piece of Americana that stuck around. Their donuts are especially delicious.”

Mountain Majesties


“I love driving up the canyon at any time of the year. And I stare at the mountains every day. Having lived in Texas for a while, I still haven’t gotten used to seeing the mountains right out my window. They’re a gift.”

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