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Old 04-05-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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I'm a newly single girl (Thai) with no children in my late 20s! and i'm a mormon as well. I m currently residing in south jersey working in a casino as a beverage server though i'm getting really tired of it. I want to move and start a new life somewhere and i'm thinking salt lake city because i won't need a car to get around and it seem like a very safe city to live in and that's very important to me since i will be alone. I'm a quiet person and i do love to be alone most of the time though i would love to make new friends. My family will still be in NJ. I know it's important to be around my family but i feel like i should move and start fresh somewhere.

I have been to Florida many times and i love it there though i'm still very unsure about it and i would need a car to get around which means more bills.

Do you think i would fit in if i was to move to slc?? i have never even been there though i will make a trip out there a month or two before my move to see if i really like it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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If you go to the Singles Ward you will make a lot of friends easily. Don't know how it is in NJ but here the church can keep you as busy as you want!

There are a lot if Pacific Islanders here, don't know how you might get along. Tongans and Samoans. Lots of Thai restaurants so certainty other people around.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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I'm turning 30 soon so i would not be going to the singles ward i'll be going to the mid singles ward i'm assuming!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I am relocating from central fl (30 minutes from Windermere) and I can't wait to get to SLC. Central fl is going to be close to what you are used to minus we don't have winters. Huge church scene down here but from what I read SLC is the LDS spot to be. I am not LDS but that doesn't bother me. I am looking for mountains and terrain more than anything.

Windermere is also very expensive. And not close to anything so a vehicle is mandatory as fl public transit either a doesn't exist much in your area or b is full of scummy people.

If you want to know anything let me know as I have lived in central fl my whole life.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Hi thanks guys i did alot of research on both places and i'm leaning toward SLC since i do not want to own a vehicle and have that extra bill. So SLC is a good city to live without a car and it's very safe as well. I don't mind the cold since i am use to the cold weather already. I'm sure i'll fit in fine as well and i'm looking forward to moving out there. I've been in NJ for too long and i'm pretty tired of it all.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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We often joke that we live in "Southern New York" down here in Florida. Catch my drift?

Move to SLC and see/experience something new. I first moved there when I was 20 and loved it. Thankful to this day that my friend invited me to stay one summer. It exposed me to the spectacular beauty of the west.

I also lived there without a car when I was 20 and it sucked. From what I understand the public transportation system isn't much better these days. You may want to really look into that, it will be nothing like NJ at all.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hi thanks guys i did alot of research on both places and i'm leaning toward SLC since i do not want to own a vehicle and have that extra bill. So SLC is a good city to live without a car and it's very safe as well. I don't mind the cold since i am use to the cold weather already. I'm sure i'll fit in fine as well and i'm looking forward to moving out there. I've been in NJ for too long and i'm pretty tired of it all.
Do a little more research on living here without a car before you cast that opinion in concrete. Maybe would be possible if you lived right downtown, but I personally can't imagine living here without a car. (But then again, I detest public transportation, for a number of reasons.)
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, wa
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I had a co-worker who lived here without a car and got by, lived downtown which definitely helps. Where are you looking at living, how much can you afford, where will you work? It's definitely do-able, especially if you can bike some, etc.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: St Petersburg, FL
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Windmere, FL or SLC - one would be hard pressed to pick two vastly different areas - range of temps, humidity, elevation, diversity of residents, etc. What will be similar is that people are the same everywhere for good and bad and the wages will be lower than average. Both areas employ the desirability as a discount in wages. Windmere has expensive housing, but surrounding areas are far lower. Isn't Windmere where Tiger Woods had his Thanksgiving nightmare with his ex-wife? the homes there are palatial. In SLC, you would want to live near a TRAX station if you d not have a car, and, even then, it will bring challenges (but then I do not really know). Thai and in late 20s, have you thought about Park City? No car is needed there with their free trolley/shuttle network.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: SLC
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I second what Katzpur said - living without car seems to be a critical part of your decision process. However, while possible - it is quite limiting - not only in terms of where you can live but also in terms of where you might be able to work. So, please do not treat that as a given. If you are a biker, you might be able to expand your range...

My wife and I moved here and love it. So, not discouraging but simply encouraging more research and solid facts...

Good luck!
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