U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > Salt Lake City area
 [Register]
Salt Lake City area Salt Lake County - Davis County - Weber County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-21-2013, 05:34 PM
 
1 posts, read 2,655 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

My husband and I will likely be moving to the West Jordan/Taylorsville area of Utah this summer. My husband will be attending Salt Lake Community College while I begin my student teaching. We are looking for an apartment that is well-priced and SAFE. It seems like most apartments we google have poor user ratings. Does anyone have suggestions? (I am also open to suggestions about which elementary school I should do my student teaching at)
Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
11,456 posts, read 12,726,856 times
Reputation: 4760
Quote:
Originally Posted by abbiegail View Post
My husband and I will likely be moving to the West Jordan/Taylorsville area of Utah this summer. My husband will be attending Salt Lake Community College while I begin my student teaching. We are looking for an apartment that is well-priced and SAFE. It seems like most apartments we google have poor user ratings. Does anyone have suggestions? (I am also open to suggestions about which elementary school I should do my student teaching at)
Thanks in advance!
We are moving in May and would like to rent for a year before buying. One thing I've noticed is that nearly ALL apartments have bad ratings online. Unfortunately it's impossible to distinguish between legitimate gripes and people who are simply frustrated with their lives. I find it highly unlikely that all of these apartments are as horrible as the reviews would lead you to believe. But how to know which ones are good?

Hopefully somebody in the know can chime in and provide you some good recommends. We've found this is one of the more frustrating aspects of planning our move.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: West Jordan
77 posts, read 249,487 times
Reputation: 86
I personally did not feel comfortable when I looked at most of the complexes around the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Fairstone on 4500 and Cedar Breaks along Redwood are decent and newer complexes but the area seems to have problems with theft and crime. I would highly recommend crossing anything on 3900 South (east of Redwood) off your list - it's a dense concentration of low-priced apartments with high crime...I wouldn't live there even if it was free! You can check out Crime Reports to get a sense (I think that site is still active).

My recommendation would be to look down to the southwest end of West Jordan where lots of brand new complexes have gone up over the past few years. Cascade Springs is a decent complex, and if you look further west along 7800 (west of 4000 W) there are some new townhomes and apartments. I live in this area and feel very safe, and it takes me about 30 minutes to commute near SLCC (but it's isolated and can be not so fun in the snow). There are also some new complexes around Jordan Landing but it's a high traffic/noise area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-25-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
618 posts, read 2,552,815 times
Reputation: 491
That entire area scares me as far as apartment complexes go. And truthfully, if you look, you can rent a house for a similar price as an apartment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2013, 01:54 PM
 
8,339 posts, read 9,799,712 times
Reputation: 10646
Good luck, that's a dumpy part of town.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
21,959 posts, read 22,118,041 times
Reputation: 10700
Seriously, abbiegail, I'd look elsewhere when it comes to renting. Your husband could easily get to Salt Lake Community College from a wide variety of Salt Lake City neighborhoods that would be much nicer than West Jordan/Taylorsville.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > Salt Lake City area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top