The capital of the Beehive State is a thriving big city with a small-town vibe. Move to Salt Lake City for work or school, and you’re likely to stay for the growing employment opportunities, affordable-ish cost of living, booming creative scene, and proximity to the impressive Wasatch mountains.
Salt Lake is close to many possible hikes. The people are very friendly. It's a growing state yet the cost of living is low. It's a big enough city to have major concerts and sports teams yet small enough to not feel claustrophobic. The streets are huge meaning there is always a turn lane, the bike Lanes are big and there is still enough space for sidewalks.
You have to go to a liquor store to buy liquor, wine and full strength beer. You can buy watered down beer in the grocery store. There is an inversion in the winter. It's basically a smog that rests over the city until a storm flushes it out. The winters are heavy with snow but often warm as well. An average winter day might have 6 inches in the morning but it might be 70° by 3pm. There are 300 days of sun a year. Summers are hot and dry. Some of the snow in the mountains might not melt until august even though the valley is 100°.
Judging by your username you are an outdoor person. The hikes are great here. You are surrounded by five national parks. It would be hard to not find a good place to go kayaking, hiking, shooting, ATVing, fishing, skiing, tubing or whatever.
I lived there for a few years and it was usually crisp and clear in the winter. Also check out Suncrest development at point of the mountain. The elevation there above the valley can sometimes escape the inversion/smog. Lots of wildlife up there.
I’m from Salt Lake City I telling you that Mormon are running it in there plus stores are closed on a Sunday that’s really messed up
salt lake city is run by the LDS Church, EVERYTHING and the women's groups try and tell you what you can and can't do
Yes, Salt Lake City is named for the Great Salt Lake of Utah. This lake is not only one of the largest lakes in the U.S., period. It’s also the largest salt water lake in the entire western hemisphere. Great Salt Lake is pretty shallow too. In fact, it’s so shallow that it’s depth and salinity can change day-to-day.
The Lake has also been home to two unusual creatures. The first is commonly known as “The North Shore Monster.” The way the story goes, in 1877, workers for Salt Works claimed they saw a monster in the water, with the body of a crocodile and the head of a horse. To this day, there remains no evidence of such a creature, and we’re pretty sure what they actually saw was a bathing American Bison from the local herd.
The city itself has a population of about 190,000, but the metro area is over one million; the region is over 2.4 million. You won’t be alone if you are moving to Salt Lake City; the whole state of Utah is growing too.
Salt Lake City? Diverse?? Bwahahahahahaha!
Lived there for 10 years. It was ok, probably a bit more tolerable outside the suburbs...away from strong LDS culture. Shoot for the more liberal areas of SL and it might be ok. At least your Sunday’s will be open to do whatever, with less people around and all.
Great city but the dating scene sucks balls. If you don't have a SO already, SLC is probably not where you'll meet them.
I just moved here last May, and I love it. I was living in Alabama and the first thing I noticed is that it is very dry here. I'm not complaining, though. I hated the southern humidity. Just make sure you have a lot of chap stick and lotion.
The mountains are beautiful. Sometimes I find myself just staring out the window because they are amazing.
Beer is more expensive and weaker than any other state I've been to, but if you don't drink than that's not a big deal.
Public transportation here seems decent, though I don't use it very often.
Salt Lake City doesn't have any pro sports teams but if you don't mind minor/AAA leagues, you have your choice if the SLC Bees if you like baseball (they are the farm team for the LA Angels, I think), for hockey there is the Grizzlies (Anaheim Ducks affiliate), and for major league soccer there is Real Salt Lake.
I take back the pro sports comment.... We've got the Utah Jazz. Whoops. I also forgot about college sports. Remember I'm not from here either! :)
If you don't like kids, this may not be the place to move to. Families are quite large here.
I'm sure there is more info I could give but I can't think of right now.
Salt Lake City is ammmmmmmmmazing!!! I sent you a DM! Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!
Is Salt Lake City Utah. Really you a nice to live or not. Honestly!!!! I’m moving there in September.