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Old 03-20-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Interesting discussion about neighborhoods, but I agree with the statement: ""sometimes city bashing in the forum contributes to the same kinds of misperceptions everyone seems to get about the whole LDS/NonLDS issue. People begin a reputation and it becomes self-sutaining regardless of reality.""

I visit people all over the valley, in their homes. I've never felt uncomfortable during the daytime whether it was in an east side affluent neighborhood or a downtown apt building, or as has been the case many times, in Magna, which definitely has the town center where the homes are small and close together and then the later suburb type areas. The people who grew up in Magna are very proud of their home. Don't know if that same pride persists with the younger generations.

Anyway back to kmurph1021. Besides the towns you listed all of which would be great there are some nice places in Lehi as well, or Bluffdale or Herriman, none of those has ever had a reputation for crime. Though it certainly exists.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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I live in Daybreak in South Jordan. It's a very safe community. The amenities are great and I generally take walks/bike around the lakes even after dawn. Plenty of neighboring parks and trails. With the light rail system recently built into Daybreak, the commute has been great. An extension of the U of U medical center also opened here. Also, when I drive in the carpool lane I can get from Daybreak to the U of U in 35 minutes and downtown SLC in 27 minutes (obviously not speed limit, but I follow traffic speed). I suspect that heading to Lehi will be even faster. I won't worry too much about crimes and robberies in any the cities you mentioned. I will say that there's plenty of pretentious neighbors here trying to keep up with the Jones. The positive side is that their yards are always nice looking so strolling the neighborhood has been really nice.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Interesting discussion about neighborhoods, but I agree with the statement: ""sometimes city bashing in the forum contributes to the same kinds of misperceptions everyone seems to get about the whole LDS/NonLDS issue. People begin a reputation and it becomes self-sutaining regardless of reality.""

I visit people all over the valley, in their homes. I've never felt uncomfortable during the daytime whether it was in an east side affluent neighborhood or a downtown apt building, or as has been the case many times, in Magna, which definitely has the town center where the homes are small and close together and then the later suburb type areas. The people who grew up in Magna are very proud of their home. Don't know if that same pride persists with the younger generations.

Anyway back to kmurph1021. Besides the towns you listed all of which would be great there are some nice places in Lehi as well, or Bluffdale or Herriman, none of those has ever had a reputation for crime. Though it certainly exists.
I'm not sure how this is going to come across. It's not my intent to insult anybody, but I can imagine that if the tables were turned, I might be insulted by a comment like this. With respect to Magna... My oldest friend (I have known her since we were in Kindergarten) moved out to Magna with her husband when she got married. They lived there for several years, at least until their two daughters were midway through elementary school. At that point, they moved to the Sugarhouse area. For her, the safety in Magna was not the issue. She said she wanted her kids to grow up in an environment where their peers recognized the importance of getting a higher education. At that time, they were the only ones in their neighborhood that seemed to place a high priority on getting anything more than a highschool education. She just wanted her kids to grow up in an area where their neighbors valued learning and upward mobility to the same extent they did.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Hagerman, Idaho
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On that note Katzpur, I'll paint with a wide brush for a moment. On "average" you will find that neighborhoods that are made up of upwardly mobile, college educated mid management and upper management and executive types will tend to place more emphasis on higher education. Areas that are more blue collar middle to lower middle income tend to be satisfied with High School educations more than the previously mentioned group. I won't name towns as that will only further inflame this discussion, but most of us know what we are thinking of.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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For her, the safety in Magna was not the issue.
I think that was the point of this thread, so while what you say about the rest may be true, that is a different animal altogether.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I think that was the point of this thread, so while what you say about the rest may be true, that is a different animal altogether.
True, but it may be another point the OP may wish to consider.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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I moved here from Philadelphia three years ago and have been living on the East Side (7th East and 8th South) since. Just to repeat conventional wisdom, there are very few dangerous neighborhoods in SLC; the only exceptions would be Glendale (not that bad), Rose Park (a little depressed, but nothing to be terrified of), West Side of Downtown, and a couple of spots on the East Side (close to 45th-56th South). I'm a bit biased; I couldn't stand to live anywhere but downtown SLC, but if you're moving from the East Coast, even the rural East Coast, there will be some culture shock to adjust to.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:17 AM
 
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but if you're moving from the East Coast, even the rural East Coast, there will be some culture shock to adjust to.
Could you describe what you mean by this? I know other people have described things they've had to get used to themselves, just wondering what specific things or "culture shock" you had to get used to. I live in upstate NY so it would be interested to know your impressions. Thanks.
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