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Old 11-29-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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My husband is strongly considering a job that would move us to SLC. The office is in Draper. We have two young kids who will be starting school in the next two years, so a communtiy with good schools is important. Also, we are not LDS - big deal or no? I have not the first clue about what good suburbs/areas to be in are. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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It isn't as big of a deal as people make it out to be if you are not LDS. We are not and my children get along just fine and have many friends that are both LDS and not.

Draper is a nice area. It has a HUGE catholic campus that holds elementary through high school grades, if you are interested in private school. It really would depend on your budget though, as to where the areas that would best suit you.

My family and I have lived here 16 years and we are never leaving. Good luck to you!
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Draper is nice, a little overpriced still in my opinion but nice. Just north a bit is Sandy which is also nice and a "larger" city. (88k vs. Draper at 25k) The whole valley kind of blends together so it is not like the cities are far apart.

I live to the west of Draper and Sandy in South Jordan in the Daybreak community. We love the schools here, the K and 1st teachers have been great. This is a great area for kids with parks, a lake, pools and a ton of fun stuff to do (for free).

The LDS "thing" is a non-issue here.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I moved here from Oxford, MS. You are going to LOVE the weather. They think they have high humidity when it gets around 35-40%. "Heavy" rain is 1/2 inch per day. I worried about the snow but there is relatively little ice and the cities do a great job of plowing the streets.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I moved here from Oxford, MS. You are going to LOVE the weather. They think they have high humidity when it gets around 35-40%. "Heavy" rain is 1/2 inch per day. I worried about the snow but there is relatively little ice and the cities do a great job of plowing the streets.
I don't know, I was missing Orlando this morning, waiting for the bus in 10 degree weather. :/
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I was in Washington D.C. last August. When I came home to Salt Lake I overhead a conversation in the dentist's office about how horribly muggy it was in Salt Lake that day. Because I had just been in real humidity I guess the incident in the dentist's office got my attention and stuck in my memory. The humidity that "horribly muggy" day was 28% - just after an afternoon thunderstorm.
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