Things You Need to Know About Living in SLC

Jun 11, 2021 | Salt Lake City homes


You’re thinking about making a move to Salt Lake City, but in the back of your mind, you wonder if you’ll still love the idea of living there a year later — or 10 years later for that matter, then please continue reading.

The reality is, out of 150 US metro areas, Salt Lake City was recently ranked number 31 for the best places in which to live. And for a good reason. The city stands out for offering plenty of amenities that will satisfy both individuals and families.

Here’s a rundown on everything you need to know about living in Salt Lake City and why you’ll love it here!

Let’s jump in!

The Great Outdoors

If you enjoy the outdoors, Salt Lake City is the place to be. Salt Lake City is an outdoor lover’s paradise, offering plenty of activities to do all year round.

For instance, the state of Utah has five national parks and Moab is just a four hour drive from SLC and Jackson Hole is just six. In addition, there are ten ski resorts in the Salt Lake City area.

The mountains are an especially invaluable part of Salt Lake City life, as they offer the reprieve you need from the summer heat for hiking, biking and climbing, while also offering numerous recreational options during the winter.

Neighborhood Growth

Another reason why Salt Lake City is an excellent place to live is because it has plenty of emerging neighborhoods. This makes it the perfect place for young and single people ready to mingle.

Some of the area’s most popular emerging neighborhoods include Central City, which offers quirky shops, venues for alternative music, and intriguing art galleries.

Sugar House also stands out for its many bike trails, breweries, bars, lounges, and restaurants.

Public Transit

Salt Lake City furthermore stands out for offering an excellent public transit system.

The city’s unparalleled transportation system uses light-rail, commuter trains, and buses to give you access to virtually any part of the city, from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the area’s ski resorts.

Speaking of the Salt Lake City International Airport, it’s located just seven miles from downtown SLC and is currently undergoing a $4 billion dollar renovation set to be complete in 2024.

With  370 flights a day and non-stop flights to over 100 cities including Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver BC, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, Mexico City, London, Amsterdam and Paris, it is truly an “international” airport.

Cost of Living

Yet another reason to choose Salt Lake City over other cities is that the cost of living in Salt Lake City is lower than many other major cities in the west, but that is changing quickly, so you better hurry.

One of the major reasons for this is that Salt Lake City is not as densely populated as other major metro areas are. In addition, more condos and housing developments are springing up across the region which is helping to keep home costs down, but admittedly, it is climbing fast, especially this year.

If You’re Interested in Living in Salt Lake City, I can help

I possess 22 years of experience working with buyers interested in living in Salt Lake City, so if you’re dreaming of living in “Crossroads of the West”, contact me.

I’ll work with you to pinpoint the type of home you’re looking for, all while educating you on the pros and cons of each home as we tour it.  I’ll also educate you on the neighborhoods, the rough costs of updating a home, and details about purchase contracts—my proven approach has a high success rate, but it is a very competitive market at this time, so being in a strong financial position as a buyer sure does help.

Contact me to start your journey to finding and purchase the perfect Salt Lake City home for your and your family’s needs today!


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