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Old 02-22-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I am a Milwaukee Native and my husband is from the East Coast (NH) and we are looking at a possible move to SLC UT. I don't know much about the area at all.

I was looking at schools, because we would like our children to go to a private Lutheran school and I did find one in Sandy, UT. I am wondering how that area is?

My husband will already be coming with a job and I will be in need of one in Admin. or Banking. We would first be looking to rent and would be moving with our 3 daughters 8,7,and 7.

Any information you could pass on would be helpful.

I'm assuming it is a dry air in the area vs. the humidity we battle in the midwest. Also wondering about snakes in the general communities (MARJOR FEAR) and also if there is any "bug" issues that I need to worry about like termites etc.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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I would say Sandy is a nice, desirable area. But in every nice area, there can be pockets of not so nice. My co-worker lives in White City and she said it's a not so nice area, but she says she feels safe where she lives.

I am a Utah native and I'm used to how dry it is. I have a hard time in humid areas especially if the temps fall below 50 degress. I'm not used to the damp air and I tend to get sick if I'm in it too long. Moving to Utah I'd recommend, you buy lots of coniditioner for your hair, lots of lotion for your skin and lip balm. You might even need eye drops for your eyes. Also, some people get nosebleeds after moving here because the dry air dries out their nasal passages. A good humidifer should help with that. In case you have pets, fleas are not very likely here but ticks might be in an issue if you take your pets up into the sagebrush in the mountainous areas.

I've seen 2 small garden snakes in my yard in the 11 years I've lived in my house here in the SL valley. Prior to that, I hadn't seen any snakes in any wasatch front neighborhood.

The only bug I'd think would be a concern would be mosquitos. A good insect repellent should help with that.

I hope you and your family enjoy it here and your move goes smoothly.

I've never heard of anyone having termite problems here but with an all wood home, that might be an issue I guess. I've heard of an occaisional mold problem but nothing that wasn't the result of a leak of some sort.


Before you rent or buy, I'd make sure there were no signs of methamphetamine use in the property you'll live in. Don't know how you would go about certifying that, but I'd recommend it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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When you visit/move, be sure to drink a LOT of water daily. The high altitude can manifest itself in altitude sickness for some people and others just get bad headaches. At least 8 glasses of water a day until you acclimitize. It took my skin about 6-8 mo. to kick up the oil production.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Michigan
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When you visit/move, be sure to drink a LOT of water daily. The high altitude can manifest itself in altitude sickness for some people and others just get bad headaches. At least 8 glasses of water a day until you acclimitize. It took my skin about 6-8 mo. to kick up the oil production.
WOW! Nobody told me that lol.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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When you visit/move, be sure to drink a LOT of water daily. The high altitude can manifest itself in altitude sickness for some people and others just get bad headaches. At least 8 glasses of water a day until you acclimitize. It took my skin about 6-8 mo. to kick up the oil production.
That is the truth. I also found that for the first month or two I would fall asleep much earlier than normal.

As far as Lutheran Schools here is one Church Home and School Our kids went to a Lutheran School when we lived in CA but we now send them to public. The public schools here are great compared to CA.
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