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Old 02-18-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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Wow..it must be a great place to live. What do u guys think?

Both polls from US News.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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I'm hoping its a great place to live and work. We are relocating there within 2 months.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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I think it is a great place to live and work! Been here 16 years and haven't regretted one second!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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But remember those jobs are not paying as much as they would elsewhere. Utah is historically a low-wage state.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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But remember those jobs are not paying as much as they would elsewhere. Utah is historically a low-wage state.

The pay is less here, but, the biggest cost for most people, housing also less. Utah is about 80% of the national average in pay. I took a pay cut to move from the SF Bay Area last summer. But, my mortgage went in HALF, and the house is much bigger. Energy costs are also less. My state taxes went in half (from 10% to 5%). Sales tax went from almost 10% to less than 7%. Property taxes cut by 2/3! Now, I realize I am comparing to the SF Bay Area which is crazy expensive, but, to me the math is much more in favor of UT.

Remember, it isn't how much you make, it's how much you KEEP.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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The pay is less here, but, the biggest cost for most people, housing also less. Utah is about 80% of the national average in pay. I took a pay cut to move from the SF Bay Area last summer. But, my mortgage went in HALF, and the house is much bigger. Energy costs are also less. My state taxes went in half (from 10% to 5%). Sales tax went from almost 10% to less than 7%. Property taxes cut by 2/3! Now, I realize I am comparing to the SF Bay Area which is crazy expensive, but, to me the math is much more in favor of UT.

Remember, it isn't how much you make, it's how much you KEEP.
Ditto on that.
To me, the coastline is okay to visit every once in a great while, but even after living in the CA desert almost all my life, I never went down to those areas often enough anyway.

Before exploring SLC in '06/'07, I was originally part of that pack that was fed the "horror stories" by loudmouths that probably never went up there themselves and only read about it or watched something biased about it on TV.
Went up there when I started driving a truck and made frequent bicycle trips around the city when laid over/waiting for a load at the company terminal there.
Aside from the winters and the mountain range behind, seemed just as normal as any other city to me.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Hagerman, Idaho
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If you are still having to work for a living there's little doubt it is one of the better places to be. However if I were retired with a good income left I'd jump ship but that might never be my reality so I guess I'll stay put.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Wow..it must be a great place to live. What do u guys think?

Both polls from US News.
Could you post a link to the poll?
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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[URL]http://www.city-data.com/forum/salt-lake-city-area/1198330-slc-transportation-2nd-best-nation.html[/URL]

the other one is in the same site
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