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Old 02-21-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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We will be moving to Salt Lake City in July. My huband will be working in the Army recruiting station in the southern part of the city. We have 2 kids (they will be in 2nd and 4th grade next year) and will be looking for a home to rent. We'd like to pay between $1,400-1,700 range and obviously want it to be in an area with a good elementary school.

Based on the research I've done (most of it here - thank you), better areas are Federal Heights, Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, and Stansbury. I've seen mixed reviews on Sandy. What are your thoughts on South Jordan? I've seen some nice looking house there and the neighborhoods look OK in the pictures.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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We will be moving to Salt Lake City in July. My huband will be working in the Army recruiting station in the southern part of the city. We have 2 kids (they will be in 2nd and 4th grade next year) and will be looking for a home to rent. We'd like to pay between $1,400-1,700 range and obviously want it to be in an area with a good elementary school.

Based on the research I've done (most of it here - thank you), better areas are Federal Heights, Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, and Stansbury. I've seen mixed reviews on Sandy. What are your thoughts on South Jordan? I've seen some nice looking house there and the neighborhoods look OK in the pictures.
I suspect it's going to be next to impossible for you to find a home to rent in Federal Heights. Stansbury Park, from what I hear, is nice, but it's the farthest away from downtown Salt Lake City of the places you mentioned. If I were you, I'd look in Cottonwood Heights and Holladay. They are adjacent to each other and are pretty similar in a lot of ways. If you'd like your kids to have some great recreational facilities, definitely check out Cottonwood Heights. Its Recreation Center is unsurpassed. Your kids can both take swimming and ice skating lessons there. It's a real favorite of kids (and adults) in this area.



I'm a native Salt Laker who has lived in five different parts of the city and Cottonwood Heights is my personal favorite. We've been here for over 30 years now. My sister has lived in Holladay even longer and loves it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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I live in Stansbury and I love it, however if I wanted to live in Salt Lake County, I would choose Cottonwood Heights in a New York Minute!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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Why not the east side of Salt Lake City, along the foothills? It's within your budget and there are rentals available. Something east of 900 East and between South Temple and 1700 South.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Why not the east side of Salt Lake City, along the foothills? It's within your budget and there are rentals available. Something east of 900 East and between South Temple and 1700 South.
Forgive my ignorance, but what area would that be? Just Salt Lake City? Wondering what I should type into Zillow.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake, Utah
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Check out the 'Sugarhouse' nabe of SLC, it's the southern/eastern side.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Why not the east side of Salt Lake City, along the foothills? It's within your budget and there are rentals available. Something east of 900 East and between South Temple and 1700 South.
Have to agree here.


We lived in yalecrest and it was our first time living in an are where we could walk for food & groceries (emigration market was visible from our home). We absolutely loved the area with beautiful tree lined streets and craftsman homes. We would move back in a second if we ended up in SLC again.




oh, forgot to mention. my wife worked in sandy and i in south jordan. Commute times were under 30 minutes including snow days.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Forgive my ignorance, but what area would that be? Just Salt Lake City? Wondering what I should type into Zillow.
Probably "Foothill" or "Foothill Blvd." Possibly "University of Utah," but I don't know exactly how the boundaries lie.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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Sugar House, Foothill, East Central, or University would work. But I usually just use ZIP 84102 and 84108. 84105 might be good, too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Beckley, WV
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SaraBeth, we are also an Army recruiting family moving to SLC in July 2013!! My husband will be working at the SLC BN. We live in WV now and have loved it and are excited to spend some time out west. I, of course, have also been making myself crazy trying to figure out what area to live in. Have you put any thought not trying to get base housing on Hill AFB? I hear it's a 45 minute drive and is it my first choice, but I'm keeping it in mind as a last resort. My kids are in middle school and the ones I had initially settled on were Wasatch and Churchill, but I haven't seen them mentioned in these forums at all. For those that live in SLC, am I way off base looking at those schools? I really feel like I'm just floundering here. We've never had to move somewhere without having the opportunity to visit the area beforehand and check out the neighborhoods.
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