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Old 08-10-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Keller, Texas (formerly Fountain, CO)
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Hello all. I'm going to be graduating college next May and I'm really wanting to get out of the town where I live now (Pueblo, Colorado), and I'm starting to narrow down the list of cities I want to move to. SLC is on my list. I really like being close to the mountains and as much as I would like to move to the Denver area, I don't think it would be feasible because the cost of living in the Denver area is skyrocketing.

I've passed through Salt Lake before and was impressed with what little I saw. I still have a few questions though. What is the job market like for recent grads? How is the single life (I'm a 23 year-old straight male)? How much will it cost for a one-bedroom apartment in a decent (low-crime) area? Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

My degree is in Business with an emphasis in Marketing.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: West Jordan
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How much will it cost for a one-bedroom apartment in a decent (low-crime) area?
You might find the rentometer tool helpful for getting a feel for rents. I'm more familiar with 1 bedroom rates in the greater Salt Lake area rather than Salt Lake City proper, but my general rule for complexes has been:
  • <$600 - Not desireable (and if it's <$500, run!!)
  • $600-$650 - Iffy
  • $650 - $775 - Average range/decent
  • $775+ - More luxury focused or above average amenities
Note that Salt Lake City itself tends to have more older, smaller building converted into apartments and such. ksl.com classifieds can give you a good view of rent-by-owner ranges. You can get really good deals doing basement or mother-in-law type arrangements in which the above ranges do not apply.

Last edited by Ghungroo; 08-11-2010 at 01:18 PM..
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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There is a great "big city" urban single life style downtown or in the avenues if you have the money. You can try living near the U of U if you don't. The restraunts, clubs and such are there but you also see people walking downtown or cycling. Lots of festivals and a farmer's Market. Be ware the burbs. You will just end up driving downtown to do anything.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Plenty of jobs in your field if you are willing to do whatever it takes *to get your foot in*.
Nothing today comes on a *silver platter*.
(Your *nickname* makes me wonder ... no such places in Utah !!!)

Do not settle here, without a job.

Get a job, draw a big area within the time limit you are willing to drive to work around your work place address, then look there.
In the mean time after you get your job, live in some dinky place just to get your *bearings*.
Any friends here yet ?
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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As a person that virtually lives in many larger cities and localities as part of my job, what are you looking for in a city? I think I can tell you what SLC is and also and what it is not with somewhat of a clue from a single straight male perspective like yourself at 23.

I also "drove through SLC" and from a distance thought it looked wonderful. After a few business trips here I took that vision and finally relocated to the valley and I am very happy with my choice. But I am a "little" older than you so if I were 23 again with a degree in my hand SLC may not have had the youthful entertainment value a young single 20ish year old may be looking for. And along with the LDS influence, that yes even SLC has, dating etc may have an impact on that as well depending on your priorities. Not necessarily a bad one but still an influence.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake, Utah
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SLC isn't that cheap to be honest. Especially if you live in the city proper. Home prices are on par with Denver's.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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SLC isn't that cheap to be honest. Especially if you live in the city proper. Home prices are on par with Denver's.
Realty is only a small part of someones life ...
If you *think* it is cheaper, then let's go on and have fun !

On the side ...
I still, even after speaking English for the better part of my life,
it is still funny to hear people say:
1 - *to be honest* ...
I know ... I know ... figure of speech, still funny for me !
Whaaat ??? Honest ? Now ? Normally you lie like a rug ???
2 - *City proper* ...
What happened to city un-proper ?
Homeless ? Illegal ?

OK I am sorry Southern Belle
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