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Old 01-31-2015, 10:46 PM
Location: Elysium
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Originally Posted by LS35a View Post
The way I figure it when you meet another non-Mormon you'll immediately be best friends.
Is this crazy? I visisted SLC once and thought it was a very pretty little city.
Wiki puts it at 41% Mormon. I have lived in an 85% Catholic city and all of the minority sects are so small you don't just randomly run on one of yours. there was not any we share being other than Catholic but nothing else therefore we will be friends ethic
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Location: Salt Lake City
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Originally Posted by LS35a View Post
The way I figure it when you meet another non-Mormon you'll immediately be best friends.

Is this crazy?
Well, I wouldn't use the word "crazy," but I definitely think it's extremely unlikely. There's a lot more to compatibility than religious beliefs.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:08 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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This Gay man would love to retire in Salt Lake City, but their high property prices prevents that from ever happening!

Years ago, I was up there, went to the most luxurious, spacious Gay bar I've ever been in, 3 dance floors, chandeliers, beveled mirrors on the walls, in the downtown area, the bar was a whole block long, called the Deer Hunter.

Knowing the greed of Mormons for $$, it wouldn't surprise me if they built it! And? They're all going to rot in hell some day, so let them enjoy some luxury before that happens!

One big problem with Salt Lake City is its isolation! We all can get bored with the cities we live in, at some point in time, and then? Where shall I go to from here?
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by tijlover View Post
One big problem with Salt Lake City is its isolation!

I'm a non-Mormon who lived there for 5 years, it's a very nice place to live or retire to. Nearest "break" is the stateline hotel/casino a couple of hours (if I remember correctly) due west of the city: typical small casino. I considered Las Vegas the "next" city, it was 8 hours by car, I'm sure there are buses too, never drove to Denver except in passing when I moved out.

As to the original question I don't think any retired non-Mormon would have any problems living in SLC at all. As mentioned it is about half non LDS & a lot of the LDS there are pretty casual about their faith. Where non-Mormons run into problems here are when they try to run & grow a business (they have no real connections with the power structure) or raise a young family where your kids, & you, feel left out of the local community's activities.

The city is getting more sophisticated, a lot of Californians have moved here, if you would like a smaller more outdoorsy place check out St George, which is very close to Vegas, or Park City if you are rich. Also beautiful, but more LDS centric are Ogden & the area around Heber City to Sundance resort.

SLC is very, very nice for a lot of reasons, the main draw backs are the isolation & the inversions which blanket the city (in a valley ringed by mountains) during winter so if you have any respitory issues I would advise living on the mountainsides above that.
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