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Old 03-19-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Hey everyone! My wife and I will be moving to the SLC area this summer (professor at U of Utah). We have been told to look for a house in the "Avenues" and the "Harvard-Yale" area. We have a 16 month old son. Our passion is trail running and hiking. We won't be visiting the area until May to start looking for housing. In the meantime, I have the following questions:

For those that know - are there running/hiking trails close to both of these neighborhoods? The ideal situation for us would be to have a trail head / system within 1 mile of our house. We really prefer running trails as opposed to roads. Any good running stores to recommend? Prefer local over chain.

Also - are these two neighborhoods kid friendly or are they for young professionals (meaning very few kids)?

Are there better neighborhoods for us to look at? We are trying to keep our commute to U of Utah at a minimum. Our price range is ~$450k.

Thanks for any responses!

Trail Runner
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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Hey Trailrunner,

I am transferring to the University of Utah in May, I am also a long distance/trail runner. I posted a similiar post a few weeks back this is the link:

Places to run around Univ of Utah

ElderShawn was very helpful and had this to say:
Check out the Bonneville shore line trail that runs along the mountside behind the U of U and Research Park. It's beautiful!
http://www.bonneville-trail.org/ (broken link)
Check this link out:
http://www.saltlakerunningco.com/groups.htm (broken link)

I'm actually going to the Univ. of Utah next week, if I can get more information on the best trails and running stores I'll pass it on to you. I am really excited about running on some beautiful terrain. I am hoping I can find a group to run with.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:03 AM
 
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Default Thanks TNRunner

I apprecaite your help and please let me know what you find out. We too are very excited to get back to running in the mountains. From doing very quick web searches - it seems like there are quite a few trail races in the area. I'm sure there have to be some trail running groups in the area - if not we will just have to start our own.

Again - thanks for the links and let me know what you find!

Trail Runner
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