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Old 04-27-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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I am non LDS and have two kids 11 and 7 and we live in Stansbury Park. Shopping is only 30 min away in Salt Lake and the schools are pretty good. Neighborhood Rocks! I am from NJ.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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Sugar House area of SLC.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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I think we are heavily considering South Jordan. I can't find anything in Sugar House that seems "up to date". They look like very very old 70 type homes, of course thats my opinion.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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We are alos Non-LDS relocating to UT at the end of May.
When I went up a few weeks ago to find a house we looked all over. Sandy, Draper, West Jordan, South Jordan, and Lehi were all on our list but found the perfect house in Lehi.

Most of the towns tend to run together and you are really unsure what town you are in. Or that is how it seemed to me

We chose American Fork/Lehi because of the small town feel but I am still only 1.2 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart, Super Target and a nice strip mall

I hear that Lehi is more LDS than not and not very welcoming to newcomers but I never felt uncomfortable while I was there. The home we are rentign is owned by an LDS couple and they are a couple of the nicest people I have ever met. I think we (the woman and I ) clicked when I first talked to her. She really pulled for us(even knowing we were non-LDS) to get the home over the other couple that applied..lol

Stay away from Eagle Mountain the traffic and bugs are not nice The houses are cheaper for a reason. Also West Valley is NOT a good area. We stoped a police officer and he told me it has the highest crime rate of the area.

Good luck and hope you find the perfect place to live
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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TYSM. We settled on a place in South Jordan. I just want to be near a Walmart..lol..that is my real main concern. I'm not a snow person, but unfortunately I guess I will have to become one and I don't want to be forever getting anywhere because honestly I don't usually go out in the stuff.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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I think we are heavily considering South Jordan. I can't find anything in Sugar House that seems "up to date". They look like very very old 70 type homes, of course thats my opinion.
Not 70s type, 70-80 years old. My Sugar House bungalow was built in 1921. It has been completely re-done on the inside, blending the best of old charm and new convenience (like the 6 ft. jetted tub). But it's all personal preference as to what "look" appeals to you. I love the lack of cookie-cutter homes in the Avenues and Sugar House. The Foothills are more of a 70s-looking area to me.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Did you get in Daybreak? That is where I was wantng. But my hubby didn't like not having a yard.
we had actually found a house in South Jordan at the edge of Daybreak that was beautiful with a huge yard but the owner's brother lived in the basement and DH wouldn't go for that. It scared him with us having kids and all
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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No unfortunately we didn't. I was pushing, but of course one never knows we haven't signed anything as of yet. Its very close to Daybreak though. I don't mind no yard, trust me on that one..lol..and yeah it would bother me also if a strange person lived in the basement. How old are your kids?
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Not 70s type, 70-80 years old. My Sugar House bungalow was built in 1921. It has been completely re-done on the inside, blending the best of old charm and new convenience (like the 6 ft. jetted tub). But it's all personal preference as to what "look" appeals to you. I love the lack of cookie-cutter homes in the Avenues and Sugar House. The Foothills are more of a 70s-looking area to me.
Everything I have seen and been sent for Sugar House look like the 70's of course it could be the people renting them don't want to do anything with them. I would luv to have an old victorian, but I dont think I would want to heat that.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Everything I have seen and been sent for Sugar House look like the 70's of course it could be the people renting them don't want to do anything with them. I would luv to have an old victorian, but I dont think I would want to heat that.
Maybe they sent you to the Foothills area? That is more 70s. My yearly gas bill (averaged on 12 months) is $76/mo. I keep the thermostat at 70 when I am home. Older houses here have 2 courses of brick (air space between) plus plaster on the inside - good insulation!
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