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Old 12-30-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Hi
We are moving to Utah and looking at different locations north of Salt Lake City. I have heard differing opinions on the aroma emanating from the Great Salt Lake - varying from it stinks "ALL the time" to "once a month" -to- hardly ever. Can anyone tell me where the worst and best westerly locations are smell-wise.
We have considered houses in West Layton, West Farmington, West Kaysville, Syracuse and West Point. (Some of these may be cities unto themselves- I apologize for my ignorance). Also South Ogden, Kaysville and Layton but these areas are further from the lake.
Thanks!
Sarah
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I would imagine that you could possibly smell the lake in the communities west of I-15 before other places. But from visiting there and knowing people that live there, I have never heard of them complain about the smell.

Its a good place to look, lots of new homes going in over there.

Best of luck on your search.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Strange, I don't think I've smelled the lake more than a couple times in the 5 years I've been living in South Davis Co, and that was when strong winds were blowing before a storm... and I'm only a couple miles away from it.

Maybe I'm just used to it and don't notice it anymore.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Default Prefer East side areas

I would look at the Layton/ kayseville areas. The areas you mentioned are kind of in the boonies and the lake (and cows) do stink up the place
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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^ and you will pay more and get an older house.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I've lived in Magna & West Jordan. In both places, there were only a few times I could smell the "stink," and it was usually only when there were extreme winds.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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What's funny is that, if the winds are right, you can get "lake stink" anywhere in the entire Salt Lake valley. I live up on the east bench, just about a mile from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, and I've smelled that rotten egg smell from my yard before. Seriously, I don't think it's all that bad anywhere, even close to the Lake -- except very, very infrequently when it's enough to make you pass out.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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I work in Park City and one day we had an out-of-town visitor who came in our office with the funniest look on his face and asked what that awful smell was. It was "lake stink" - no kidding - in Park City... 30 miles east and over the mountains. That only happened once though. It smells bad but no more than a very few days during the year. It's certainly not something that would keep me from buying a house that I otherwise liked. It's not as if it's choking clouds of sulfur gas. You might walk out of your house and notice it and think, "Oh, a storm must be coming." And then you get in your car to go to work and don't really notice it any more. It happens mostly for a short period of several days in the spring and fall.

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