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Old 03-06-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Of course not.

But Sacramento is only going to get more expensive, and soon it’ll be well above that $410K. If someone says they have a budget of $250K-$350K, don’t you think they would obviously like to stay on the lesser end of that range? Plenty of other places to get way more bang for your buck, and not be boring & ugly like Sacramento
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Salt Lake City is roughly 50% LDS, and of that 50%, there are many who are not practicing. While I would not encourage a non-LDS person to move to many parts of Utah, Salt Lake City is different. While state politics are strongly influenced by the LDS Church, Salt Lake City is not. 70% of Mormons are Republican, and the state legislature reflects this. Salt Lake City itself, on the other hand, has not had a Republican mayor in over 40 years. Our current mayor, also a Democrat, is an openly-Lesbian woman who is married to her partner. Does that sound like an LDS-dominated city to you? Don't accuse me of having my head in the sand. That could not be further from the truth.
Read the post carefully. I said Salt Lake may not be LDS as heavily as the rest of the state but it does influence the politics regardless.

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Itís not like youíre going to get publicly stoned if you arenít LDS
No, but don't expect a lot of friends.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Read the post carefully. I said Salt Lake may not be LDS as heavily as the rest of the state but it does influence the politics regardless.
You're one of those, huh? Have to have the last word. I'm curious... exactly how long did you live in Salt Lake City and how recently?

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No, but don't expect a lot of friends.
Yeah, definitely don't expect a lot of Mormon friends if you have an attitude like this. On the other hand, if someone has no interest in cultivating only non-Mormon friends, there are still several hundred thousand people in the Salt Lake metro area to choose from.

To the OP: If you decide to consider the Salt Lake area, I would suggest putting out some feelers over on the Salt Lake City forum. Most of the people who post there are non-Mormon transplants to Salt Lake City. I'm sure they'd be happy to give you an unbiased opinion about their experiences living in Salt Lake City.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:47 AM
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Don't know much about SLC but will definitely research.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Midtown Sacramento
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I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA a very safe, affordable city for a family of 4 with good schools. I want to move closer to my brother who lives near San Jose, Cali but CA is not affordable for me right now. Thinking a nearby city could offer cheaper airfare to go visit him more often.

What I'm looking for:

- Safe neighborhoods
- Quality education
- Family fun venues, activities, programs
- Larger houses within 250-350K budget
- Affordable health, food, dining, etc.
- In or close to a mid-size / larger city
- Close to a bigger airport
- Diverse (we are a professional, educated Latino family)

Thank you!
Sacramento should be top of your list -- it fits all your criteria. You'll be on the higher end of your housing budget, but it's only a couple hour's drive to San Jose. Phoenix or Las Vegas would work if you can handle the brutal summers. Depending on how often you visit your brother, consider the cost of airfare (and hotels?) in your calculations.

We moved here six years ago after living in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Sacramento is a vibrant, beautiful city with plenty to see and do, and the weather is great. Plus you have so many gorgeous places to visit -- Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa, Monterey, Yosemite, Mendocino, and on and on.
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