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View Poll Results: Salt Lake City vs Sacramento
Salt Lake City 27 49.09%
Sacramento 28 50.91%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-19-2018, 10:12 PM
 
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Salt Lake City is an automatic loser to every city in America in my opinion. YUK
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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November 2018

Salt Lake City

High Temps
80's - Zero days
70's - Zero days
60's - 1 day
50's - 6 days
40's - 23 days

Low Temps
40's - 3 days
39F-33F - 6 days
32F-30F - 6 days
20's - 14 days

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Sacramento

High Temps
80's - 4 days
70's - 5 days
60's - 16 days
50's - 5 days

Low Temps
50's - 5 days
40's - 12 days
39F-33F - 7 days
32F-30F - 6 days
20's - Zero days
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Salt Lake City is an automatic loser to every city in America in my opinion. YUK
What's so bad about it?
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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Sactown.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Salt Lake City is an automatic loser to every city in America in my opinion. YUK
Have you even been there?

Salt Lake City is one of the better cities in America imo.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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Sac, largely because SLC on a regional level, is far too much culture shock for me. Watered down booze, conservative population,hard core religious types, it's just not my cup of tea.
Salt Lake City itself is quite liberal.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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I've been to both many times and enjoyed each. I do think that Sacramento is underrated, but I still love Salt Lake City better. I'm not Mormon at all, but have never found the people of SLC to not be overzealous at all with their. They're very kind and friendly. Those who remark of their "conservative populations, hard core religious types", you're just exhibiting your own brand of bigotry and religiophobia. When you can't even bear to be in the presences of those who believe differently than you (diversity?), that speaks volumes. I just find that level of ironic intolerance hilarious, lol.

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Old 02-23-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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What's so bad about it?
I'd be willing to bet it has something to do with those awful Mormons. Posts like ILoveFashion's (containing no detail and nothing of substance to explain why the poster feels like they do) basically tell you a lot more about the poster themselves than about the actual question at hand. When one city is "an automatic loser to every city in America," you've got to wonder if the poster has actually visited "every city in America." I think the answer to that is pretty clear.
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Old Today, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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I have been to Sacramento several times and Salt Lake City many times and Salt Lake City is my favorite.

I don't like cold weather at all but Salt Lake City has much friendlier people in my opinion, much more interesting, great infrastructure and great neighborhoods with many historic buildings and lots of main streets throughout the city with lots of interesting businesses.

Sacramento was much cleaner then I thought it would be and it certainly tends to be rather lush with lots of trees but the population just wasn't friendly.]

Sacramento seems like it would be a very difficult place to meet people compared to Salt Lake.

Salt Lake City just seems like a more much happy and unique city than Sacramento.

Downtown: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City downtown is just much more interesting and active in my opinion mainly because of the vibrant neighborhoods, tourists and university in close proximity.

Downtown Sacramento has a surprisingly clean downtown but it wasn't very vibrant. It also has some pretty pressing social issues going on and didn't seem safe.

Walkability: Salt Lake City

Scenery: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has the most dramatic mountain backdrop of any big metro area in America in my opinion. The city also has lots of very history areas that are interesting to walk through like the Avenues,.

Sacramento is rather lush with the trees but it is rather flat and I didn't notice mountain views.

Economy: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake employment growth:

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mountain...kecity_msa.htm

Sacramento employment growth

https://www.bls.gov/regions/west/ca_sacramento_msa.htm

Transportation: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has excellent infrastructure, comprehensive bus, light rail and commuter rail system.

Sacramento has an expensive, limited bus system with a very limited light rail system

Housing: Sacramento

Sacramento seems to have a decent supply of housing and the prices are much lower than other major metropolitan areas out West. The city has lots of reasonable somewhat older neighborhoods with small homes that are affordable.

Salt Lake City has a huge housing shortage, has for a long time. Vacancy rates are very low for apartments. While they do have some relatively affordable suburbs like West Valley City and Taylorsville, the older historic areas like the Avenues are very pricey.

Suburbs: Tie

Sacramento's eastern suburbs are in the foothills. Salt Lake City suburbs tend to more of a mix.

Weather: Sacramento by far

Sacramento has wet, very cool winters. High temperatures in the 50s, sometimes cooler with lows in the 30s.

Sacramento has very hot summer days with highs in the 90s and sometimes heat-waves that send it over 100 but they have delta freezes and low humidity that cool it off drastically.

Salt Lake City has very cold and cloudy winters without relief. Tends to be in the 30s during the day and 20s at night.

Salt Lake City also has very hot summers in the low and mid 90s during the day and it doesn't tend to cool off as much as night as Sacramento either.
You seem like you know the most about both Sac and SLC equally, and not just say is a person who's more visited one vs. the other. So as someone who hasn't been to both Sac and SLC yet, thanks for your post! I looked at a satellite map of both Sac and SLC, and I do have to say I was intrigued how suburban areas of SLC seem to be a lot closer to where the edges of mountains begin, vs. in Sac. So am I right in thinking that minus weather, SLC may be better in this regard?

The overly Mormon culture of SLC, would make me think that I'd probably prefer Sac myself. Plus of course the fact it still has more restrictive alcohol laws(Utah being more restrictive vs. California). Cheers to Utah for repealing their idiotic 'zion curtain' law(a required glass partition in restaurants allegedly shielding minors from seeing alcoholic mix drinks mixed, which to me was stupid as heck), I must say.

Also I do like how SLC has good public transit, from what I've researched. I will refrain from voting in this poll, since I hadn't visited either city.
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