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Old 09-07-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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I stayed for two days this week near the Little America Hotel downtown. My first impressions were there's hardly anyone on the road! It was great driving but I felt like people had skipped town or something.

I was very busy but tried to explore the city as much as I could. I couldn't find a consolidated, sort of walkable area that had a cool vibe. I could have missed it but I drove past the Sugarhouse area and only saw a shopping center and chains. I also went to the Red Iguana (amazing food) and that area also was a bit sparse. Did I miss something? I was in the car so obviously not the best way to look around but it's all I could manage.

Something on the lines of Main Street in Park City was sort of what I was looking for, in terms of structure and layout.

Would it be crazy to live in Park City and commute to Primary Children's Hospital?

Please shed some light!

Otherwise, the mountains were beautiful. I thought the drivers were fine.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Did you go to Main St in SLC and City Creek on South Temple? Gateway over near 300 West is sorta of trendy. Did you walk through Temple Sq (its kinda the thing to do)? 1300 East near Unv of Utah is also a sorta cool place.

But if you didn't think much of Sugarhouse (Highland and 2100 South?) you probably won't think much of those other places.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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300 South (Broadway) has some unique, local shops, and Trolley Square is starting to pick up again. 9th & 9th and 15th & 15th both offer small neighborhood shopping districts. I'd live there or in Central City or East Central SLC.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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That would not be a crazy commute, especially if you found somewhere to live along I-80 going up the mountain. A lot of people do it. They keep the roads amazingly clear in the winter. I'd still advise getting a Subaru, though.

The sparseness of traffic is one of the beautiful things about the area. If you go into Sugarhouse, there is a walkable area of shops. Nothing like Park City, but still nice.
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